Got the chain and tensioner installed on the Beta. Its weird I saw another person with this same issue, but the chain tensioners with the Beta can only go so far forward since its the way it was designed for the rear derailur bracket, but hopefully the chain wont cause too many issues. Id like a little more chain grabbing more teeth on the rear sprocket. Also had a bitch of a time finding a seat post. I decided to take EMFX's advice and got a cheap digital measuring caliper to find out what it was. I have ordered 4 seat posts so far and it is ridiculous. But oh well lesson learned. Here are some pictures of me installing the controller and widening the hole on the frame so I could fit my CA DP wires thru. I did it by hand with a file and scratched the frame like three times...So dumb but I got it! Also bought rubber grommets and KO seals to blank off the un used holes. Drilled one large hole in the bottom plate for my controller wiring and got a nice big grommet for that too. So far so good!
Notice the chain tensioner, it will not spring forward any further than that.
A few people are interested in running large wheels with this frame, here are two pictures showing how much clearance is left with a 26" rim and CST Cyclops wide tires.
There is a little more room to play with
I didn't have my dremmel attachments available this weekend so I stupidly filed the hole bigger by hand to fit the CA DPS and I scratched the frame nicely. Oh well its just a toy
Hole sawed a large diameter hole then filed it and got a grommet for it. this will be my controller wire way
Heres a shot of it mocked up before I got a grommet
Marked the controller spots so I can drill the holes and mount the controller
grommet was a tight fit but it went in nicely
Also got grommets and KO's for the extra holes in the frame
Took EMFX's advice and bought one of these...Only $20 why didn't I do this sooner...
People are telling me this seat stay is a 30.6mm but it measures anywhere from 31.68 to 31.90 so don't ask me why that is. But I have bought a 4th seat post so hopefully I will be riding soon!