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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
    A Fatback'd Lefty for who life IS a Beach

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    I like it too
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
    Latitude: 5736' Highlands, Scotland

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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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