Still Playing With the Mongoose Beast?

Discussion in 'FAT BIKES' started by HRJG, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. HRJG

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    It seems that the Beast modification has dropped off. I know it has been awhile, and my own multi-speed, disc-equipped Beast was dismantled, long ago. So, I understand the radio silence.

    But, I recently pulled the old frame out of the rafters, and re-imagined it as a single speed with 26x3” Plus sized tires on 50mm rims, a Tom Ritchey fat fork from eBay and disc brakes.

    With the trail gearing, it rides like a behemoth bmx bike, and makes me grin like my bmx bike used to!
     
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  4. Dr. Tankenstein

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    I wish they had come with that size wheels, then I wouldn’t be trying to get rid of mine...hahahahaha


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  5. HRJG

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    It actually rides really nicely, with these wheels.

    I got them off of eBay, with (different) tires, a couple of years ago. Less than $200, at the time...
     
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    I’m currently ‘scouting/shopping’ for a pair of 24x80s if you know if any leads


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    Yes ... I'm definitely liking those wheels !
     
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  8. HRJG

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    9E899F43-6386-40E3-8D06-86066759B3CF.jpeg 16905D64-B4C3-4FCE-9FF0-2B9A99796463.jpeg B9656311-69FE-4549-BCA8-83738AC8F489.jpeg I got this cheap suspension fork off of eBay for $85, so I thought I’d put it on the Beast Plus, just for fun. Plus, I finally got some bmx chain ring bolts so that I could remove the outer ring.
     
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  9. Grant

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    I still have vivid memories from when the mongoose beast was the only fat bike that was under $5000. So many people went crazy over it at the time. Now you can get a good quality geared fat bike for $300. It just goes to show you how technology can get cheaper and easier to make over a short period of time.
     
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    I agree that Mongoose makes a good geared fat bike. Not light, but very competent in the sand. All I have added is handle bars with a 4" rise to mine.
     
  11. HRJG

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    Are you trying to sell a whole bike, or frame-only? I'm kinda looking for a second frame...
     
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    13B45ABB-7B90-41C7-AC9A-4A1D36B340EE.jpeg New wheels and tires, for the snow...
     
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    Biggest mod I made on mine was some high pressure grease and careful rethreading. :bigboss: Wasn't using it, sold it at a yard sale to a happy camper.
     
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  14. HRJG

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    It's weird that I keep coming back to this frame, I guess. But, I really like how it rides. The "one size fits a few" geometry is spot on for me.

    If I had the money, I would have a frame builder recreate the Beast in cromoly, with water bottle braze-ons, a Surly-style horizontal dropout (with derailleur hanger), and a disc brake tab. Although, deep in the back of my mind, I think part of the appeal is that I have managed to make a nice, rideable silk purse from this particular sow's ear...
     
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    Cheap thrills are cool. :thumbsup:
     
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