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    Man that is NICE!!! Very professional work.

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    I think we need to get chopsmitty banned from the forum.

    He's making us all feel inadequate.

    Great work. Wish I could give him more rep.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    I think we need to get chopsmitty banned from the forum.

    He's making us all feel inadequate.

    Great work. Wish I could give him more rep.
    And I have to work with him..................

    OK, so he's also super humble too. He doesn't make fun or laugh at my feeble machine work. Good thing I bribe him with parts and mountain bike rides.

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    Thanks for the kind words everyone.

    It's really a fun project. I'm now thinking of painting the frame to help it's looks until I machine my new one - that's right - machined, not tubular.

    What color? I was thinking white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chopsmitty View Post
    I machine my new one - that's right - machined, not tubular.
    Oh this'll be good.......

    a bloke in our club has started machine roadbike frames, although they are not my thing l can appreciate the work in them

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    Quote Originally Posted by chopsmitty View Post
    ...until I machine my new one - that's right - machined, not tubular....
    Too easy, any of us could do that.

    Just needs a hand drill, a nail file, and about 20 years.




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    Formally joining this thread now. Amazing work! Yes, looking forward to the machined frame also.

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    Hey everybody... I forgot about this thread! Four years later and it's been quite a ride. (pun intended)

    Never finished the machined frame idea and I sold the green Mongoose Beast to a guy who put a couple electric hub motors on it and bought a Mongoose Argus Sport for $600 plus shipping to get it to Hawaii. Rode it a bunch and then did a story for FatBike.com on the RST Renegade

    https://fat-bike.com/2016/08/review-...spension-fork/

    My official final review is: Although I still have this fork (and bike), save your money for something a bit more 'mainstream'. Even the Wren with their production numbers dwarfed by the 'big guys' would have 1000X better customer service than RST. The fork is great - the customer service is terrible.

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    Now I'm riding a Turner King Kahn. It's fitted with carbon Nextie 65mm rims, Hope hubs and brakes and a Bluto. This is (in my opinion) the greatest fat bike ever made. It has the DW link suspension and a nice steep headtube angle which makes it feel nimble. Carbon rims and tubeless tires are the real game changer. It's 30 lbs with a water bottle on board!

    The "lesson" I learned was that thinking I had all this machinery to make what ever I wanted was not the right choice. It always is fun to make something out of nothing (the Beast), but in the end spending the bucks on a real bike gets you out on the trails doing what you want - riding - instead of constantly fixing/making stuff for a non-standard bike.

    The Kahn has made me a better rider and made me enjoy riding much, much more. That's what is important.

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