Soon, I may have a Mongoose Beast in my hot little hands, and I have a few ideas of what mods would be good for it. In no particular order, and not limited to...
1. Trim the roundish dropouts to straight, flat lines.
2.Add a brace at the seat post/top tube.
3.Drill and paint the rims. Guess what color. Black, the standard of all cool rims.
4.Add front brakes with half sleeved posts from a donor mtb fork.
5. Roll the seat post back for some cockpit room.
My neighbor has a welder and is experienced, so 2 and 4 should be easily accomplished. Payment in beer. Number 5 is going to a guy at work who races stock cars and has a tube bender. He'll do it for the heck of it. (Not as much as this picture shows, maybe 10 degrees) And since there may be some welding scars, I might as well consider a paint job. The site owner at www.ratrodbikes.com painted his with red primer and I must say, it looks awesome. Let's see, what else.....