Blue Mongoose Beast/Digital Camo Beast-Specs & Observations

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Re: Blue Beast / Digital Camo Beast - Specs & Observations

Postby Falkon45 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:33 pm

Hey, what size is the head tube? I think I have an old school trek threaded 1/8th fork sitting around. This bike may be my "moto mod" I've been wanting to build. Fat wheel in the back, skinny in the front, motor in the middle. Roll out.
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Re: Blue Beast / Digital Camo Beast - Specs & Observations

Postby desertguns » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:16 pm

Falkon45 wrote:Hey, what size is the head tube? I think I have an old school trek threaded 1/8th fork sitting around. This bike may be my "moto mod" I've been wanting to build. Fat wheel in the back, skinny in the front, motor in the middle. Roll out.
it is 1 1/8 threaded. Inflate the tires to 30 psi & that heavy bugger would roll down the street pretty easy!
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Re: Blue Beast / Digital Camo Beast - Specs & Observations

Postby steady eddie » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:27 am

desertguns wrote:Well, the guys breaking forks & frames over at that other forum are mostly idiots, but a few are legitimately testing limitations. As I've said on this forum a couple of times, it's a cruiser, not a MTB. But it wants to be an MTB...until you stand up on the pedals or take quick turns in the dirt. The geometry hits you; it's a cruiser.

It's not like a Deception - not a base for killer upgrades either. But this $200 investment will have me looking at $500-$600 redesigned Sun fat bike when they're released this Nov. And I'll keep the Beast as an XC fat cruiser, which it does incredibly well so far.

Didn't know there was a specific frame saver for steel bikes. Thanks. Had intended to use Hoppe's #9 gun oil with Weatherite. Super stuff on gun metal, raw steel & fishing reels. I'll give your stuff a shot for the season & see how it does.

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There are "other" steel-frame bike internal-rust-prevent sprays out there, but the original remains the best. J. P. Weigle is a framebuilders builder. And he designed his Framesaver to "poof" into the very small gas ports that are drilled into each steel bike's frame via a small supplied tube. Upon first glance, you will think you got ripped off, as a 4.5 oz. spray can is tiny. But there is enough to "do" at least 3 or 4 frame sets in each can. If you get it to where it is running out of the tubes, you are using too much of it. The Framesaver goes in as a vapor/fog and the propellant flashes off and it coats everywhere.

As with most things bicycle, there are vids on the 'Net showing its' use.
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Re: Blue Beast / Digital Camo Beast - Specs & Observations

Postby steady eddie » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:14 am

4.0 tires are taller than 29er tires:

http://fcdn.mtbr.com/attachments/fat-bi ... ag0173.jpg

And I thought the Beast was "small".. :lol: ..
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Re: Blue Beast / Digital Camo Beast - Specs & Observations

Postby desertguns » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:26 pm

steady eddie wrote:4.0 tires are taller than 29er tires:

http://fcdn.mtbr.com/attachments/fat-bi ... ag0173.jpg

And I thought the Beast was "small".. :lol: ..

Yup! I think Houndog posted some pics comparing the two. I stuck the front wheel off the Deception next to it, currently wearing a big WTB Stout 2.3", and the fat tire is an inch taller.
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Re: Blue Mongoose Beast/Digital Camo Beast-Specs & Observati

Postby desertguns » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:43 pm

Some shots with wider, taller bars. Wanted to try it as more of a cruiser in an upright position. Also got a micro adjust seatpost for fine butt adjustment.
Kalloy SP-267 UNO Seatpost - 28.6mm x 350mm black - $21.00
PROMAX BMX HANDLEBAR -700mm WIDTH -22.2mm CLAMP DIAMETER -200mm RISE -HI-TEN STEEL

Both are built for stout and not likely to bend. As one might expect, un-banked turns at more than 10-12 mph on loose over hardpack is not safe, particularly with stock tires. This is at 8 psi too. BUT, the tall bar do let me apply leverage to pump the pedals hard without standing up, and the upright position is comfortable.

If I take the bike to the mountains, or for monsoon rides, I would put the short bar back on. This takes all of 2 minutes. Still liking the simplicity of this bike. Although it looks like a BMX on steroids with these bars :)
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Re: Blue Mongoose Beast/Digital Camo Beast-Specs & Observati

Postby steady eddie » Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:50 pm

Another "Observation"...

I knew damned well I'd seen that Beast top-tube-angle-blended-into-the-seat-stays-angle
thing/feature on another cool bike..and here is a link:

http://www.kinnbikes.com/bikes/

Portland's own hand made $2000+ Kinn Bike.... 8-) ....
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Re: Blue Mongoose Beast/Digital Camo Beast-Specs & Observati

Postby desertguns » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:53 pm

That's a nice truck. Diamondback was doing the same thing with MTB & dirt jumpers, and the mongoose Stat & XR Pro. Never cared for the style but it makes good sense for stand-over hight. But none of them can ride where I did again this morning. Had a good pre-dawn rain. 8-) Just a wee bit of water on the road...
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Re: Blue Mongoose Beast/Digital Camo Beast-Specs & Observati

Postby desertguns » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:07 pm

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Re: Blue Mongoose Beast/Digital Camo Beast-Specs & Observati

Postby steady eddie » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:37 am

dg--

I like the mods so far.. 8-) ..

But you really do need to rust-proof the frame BEFORE it got wet.. :!: ..lol..

I found some tires that are a bit lighter than the OE tires and look OK on the 100mm wide OE wheels:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/ ... 4106_n.jpg

Image is from Ratrod...
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