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    Pet my Beast

    Still need a longer seatpost and experament with different bars, stems, grips. Oh ya, looking for an older set of square taper cranks to ge the gearing down.

    Other than that I was really suprized how well it rides. Did my first short trail ride of the year this morning.

    Fat bikes are my new favorite. After my first little ride last night I realized I hadnt felt that type of excitement since I was 6 and blasting throught the front doors of the local KMART on my new racing certified huffy bmx.






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    Nice job! Details please.

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    Wow. Looks amazing. I think im going to paint my rims now too!

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    Pet my Beast

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    Best Beast I've seen thus far.

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    Tires on the bike that cost more than the complete bike itself = Awesome.

    Love it!

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    Holy crap! Looks great! You've really opened up a can of worms with this.

    Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stopbreakindown View Post
    Tires on the bike that cost more than the complete bike itself = Awesome.

    Love it!
    I've done that many a time with a CL find.

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    Great job, but the haters may descend like flies on fresh carrion (Wait, is that an oxymoron?).

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    Awesome job!
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    Dang, you don't mess around!!!! Nice job...

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    Quite nice. Details!

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    details

    I added an adaptor thats a quill plug so that an ahead stem can be used. they are pretty cheap and I've got just about every size ahead stem and bar combo made sitting in the garage so it was a no brainer.

    Also got a seatube shim to reduce it down to a 27.2. Just way more options compaired to the 28.6 and weight is very low.

    thats about it besides tires and paint.

    Like I said earlier, the gearing needs to come down in order to make it more trail freindly. Also gonna pull the kickstand, thats an anchor.

    It was good off road too, did a couple steep decents and wasnt uncomfortable. the back is a little longer than I like but that probably helped it with going down hill. but its easy to get over the pedals, I have the saddle pushed all the way forward on its rails. Once I get the right length seatpost the handlebar should hover right over the front hub when looking down. I like to have my bike fit that way. I'm 5'8 and a half so I can see where taller riders would have trouble getting it to fit.

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    Great Beast
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    I like it too
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    Where does one find that seatpost shim??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Houndog45 View Post
    Where does one find that seatpost shim??
    Bike shop got it for me, $8

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    Thank you...

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    great looking bike! cant wait to get my hands on one of these bikes.
    Unfortunately I live in Canada and they dont sell them here.

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    Nice job modding your beast! How did you paint it and what kind of paint? Did you remove the spokes?

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    got some grips

    grips arent final, I'm thinking about doing some sort of plaid paint pattern next.

    rode some more off road this morning and plan on doing some experamenting with tire pressure. The coaster brake is fun too, takes a bit to get your head around but look forward to mastering it. cheers guys, have fun!

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    This just keeps getting better!


    Can you tell me what you used to strip the paint? I'm always looking for better techniques or products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC/BC View Post
    This just keeps getting better!


    Can you tell me what you used to strip the paint? I'm always looking for better techniques or products.
    I didnt do a full strip, just a light sand and prime. I havent finalized what I want to do with it so I'll do a better job when I make up my mind.

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    Re: Pet my Beast

    Hey, do you happen to go by just "skota" on a regional forum...namely madcitydirt?

    If so, I'll be on the lookout for that Beast!

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    I am, cheers!

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    I might have to pick up one of these for my son!
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    Here are the parts I used to make it converted to 1 1/8 ahead and 27.2 seat post.

    Profile Design Profile Conversion 25.4mm (1-1/8" fork) to 28.6mm (1-1/8" threadless in Tree Fort Bikes Stem Column Adapters (cat703)

    Cane Creek Seatpost Shims in Tree Fort Bikes Seatpost Shims (cat604)

    let some air out this morning and it made a nice differance on the trail. Not sure what pressure I'm running but I could still go down a bit more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skota23 View Post
    let some air out this morning and it made a nice differance on the trail. Not sure what pressure I'm running but I could still go down a bit more.
    What was the difference? more traction? smoother ride? did it seem to increase rolling resistance much?

    thanks for the parts list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    What was the difference? more traction? smoother ride? did it seem to increase rolling resistance much?

    thanks for the parts list!
    you bet,

    got more traction and smoothed the ride out. It's odd, you cant treat them like regular sized tires. There's so much volume and the tire is so big that it takes alot before the tire start to move around too much and get close to the rim on impacts. I dont have guage but I've seen where folks are riding with 8psi and even less. so fun

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    good stuff.

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    Noice, I would like to do the city/urban thing with one.

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    so just read this whole thread. nice build up. im interested in your build cause you are actually using this in the trails.

    did you replace the wheels and tires for the sole purpose to reduce weight or was it also cause the stock tires suck?

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    Nice. I'm battling back and forth about getting one...
    ...the Beast is winning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skota23 View Post
    Still need a longer seatpost and experament with different bars, stems, grips. Oh ya, looking for an older set of square taper cranks to ge the gearing down.

    Other than that I was really suprized how well it rides. Did my first short trail ride of the year this morning.

    Fat bikes are my new favorite. After my first little ride last night I realized I hadnt felt that type of excitement since I was 6 and blasting throught the front doors of the local KMART on my new racing certified huffy bmx.






    Great looking Beast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twistedmentality View Post
    so just read this whole thread. nice build up. im interested in your build cause you are actually using this in the trails.

    did you replace the wheels and tires for the sole purpose to reduce weight or was it also cause the stock tires suck?
    I just replaced the tires, I wanted to reduce the rotaional weight and the grip you get out of the Surley Nates is incredable.
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    Pet my Beast

    Biggest and best upgrade you can do to this bike.
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    You're not the only one geeking out on your Beast.

    Pet my Beast-beast-white.jpg

    New stem adapter, stem, bars, seatpost, seat, tires, cranks, 20t cog and drilled the wheels.

    This thing shreds on the trails! It's probably down to 38lbs now. I have new (lighter) tubes on order that should drop considerably more weight.

    Altogether, I'm into it for around $325 or so (including the cost of the bike.) Most of the parts I swapped I already had. A small investment considering the amount of fun this thing is.

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    exactly how it should be done Jim. bravo
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    Neat job; what's your crank set-up, please?

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    New stem adapter, stem, bars, seatpost, seat, tires, cranks, 20t cog and drilled the wheels.

    This thing shreds on the trails! It's probably down to 38lbs now. I have new (lighter) tubes on order that should drop considerably more weight.

    Altogether, I'm into it for around $325 or so (including the cost of the bike.) Most of the parts I swapped I already had. A small investment considering the amount of fun this thing is.

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    Curious how you guys paint and sticker the rims. Did you unlace them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fos'l View Post
    Neat job; what's your crank set-up, please?
    Just some old 170mm Shimano cranks a buddy gave me with a 36t chainring. They work perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leebherron View Post
    Curious how you guys paint and sticker the rims. Did you unlace them?
    I went lazy on this one. I took off the tires, taped off the spokes with 2" painters tape (notice the nipples are painted) and clamped the axle in my work stand.
    Then I just spun the wheel and held a can of spray paint up to it. Then switched to the other side and did the same.
    I put on two coats per wheel.
    Any overs pray on the spokes I just sanded off with steel wool.

    It was almost too easy. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by skota23 View Post
    I didnt do a full strip, just a light sand and prime. I havent finalized what I want to do with it so I'll do a better job when I make up my mind.
    Skota23 -- Awesome looking ride! Did you use an air sprayer, or rattle can? If can, what kind? Epoxy clear coat? I like frame painting, but am not great at it. Any comments would be helpful.

    How do you paint the rims? I'm afraid the answer is by removing all of the spokes, painting it, and then relacing, tensioning, and trueing it again. I am not a wheel builder so am hoping there was another way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hannoonen View Post
    Just some old 170mm Shimano cranks a buddy gave me with a 36t chainring. They work perfectly.
    Are they single speed or BMX cranks, or doubles with only 1 ring on? I have a pair of Shimano 172.5 tapered square road cranks I hope would work--don't know if that is the case or not. Thanks for any help, and sweet looking bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by biker4girls View Post
    Are they single speed or BMX cranks, or doubles with only 1 ring on? I have a pair of Shimano 172.5 tapered square road cranks I hope would work--don't know if that is the case or not. Thanks for any help, and sweet looking bike!
    If the arms are too straight or do not have enough "Q", they will hit the chainstays.
    This isn't a "you're doing it wrong" topic.

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    This is reeeealy cool. I love the customization and the fun people are having with these. Would be nice if Wally world sold these in sizes. At 6'4" , dont see how to make ne of these remotely close to the right fit. Now my 7 year old son may enjoy one in a couple years.
    Very nice job

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    Quote Originally Posted by wadester View Post
    If the arms are too straight or do not have enough "Q", they will hit the chainstays.
    My new cranks have 1 1/4" offset and miss by 1/4" , so they need at least 1" without adjusting bb. Don't know if it's standard bike industry terminology, but this is the offset that I meant and that is relevant here.
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    Skota how much did you shorten the CS/SS?
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    the next version coming out with have this geo.
    190mm rear spacing
    100mm bb
    room for 5" tires up front and 4.5" in the rear
    475mm chainstays
    610mm effective tt
    70 hta
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    Quote Originally Posted by skota23 View Post
    the next version coming out with have this geo.
    190mm rear spacing
    100mm bb
    room for 5" tires up front and 4.5" in the rear
    475mm chainstays
    610mm effective tt
    70 hta
    73 sta

    Sounds excellent. Can't wait.

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