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 Post subject: Mongoose Pro what year
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 6:34 pm 
NE, North and West Yorks Deputy AEC
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Hi I dont know much about BMX's does anyone know what year this is and is it worth rebuilding, I paid 25 quid for it. My 12 year old daughter wants to get into Bmx's And I thought it would be better to start of with something like this rather than buying a new one to find out it was just another faze. :? :?


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 8:29 pm 
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hi stu.

yes, still up for it. takes me back.



mongoose bmx! gyro headsets been out for ages so i don't have a clue what year but, as it's aluminium... y2k onwards at a rough, very rough guess.

on this bmx section 'bendycat eleventeen' seems to be the authority so he may be able to help further.

bloody good cheap fun to do-up. new chain, canti blocks and off you go. those 1 piece bottom brackets can be a pain to set up but no big deal. motosave do cheap grips for bmx's. have fun!


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 9:06 pm 
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That's a late 90's bike (steel, not aluminium) and will be really heavy, it will probably put your daughter off for life.


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 9:28 pm 
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retrogeezer wrote:
That's a late 90's bike (steel, not aluminium) and will be really heavy, it will probably put your daughter off for life.

Yes it is steel and very very heavy but I am teaching Her the joy of rebuilding a bike which she loves doing with my other projects, She will learn alot by searching for parts online and gain some good knowledge about BMX's :D


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 10:17 pm 
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ah, yes - it will be good fun to strip/clean/rebuild it for sure. I read it as you were doing that for her and she would ride it...sorry.


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 10:39 pm 
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2000 Mongoose Stylist

the whole bike can be clean and worked - turned into some cool

this is my Custom GT 01


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 8:43 pm 
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retrogeezer wrote:
ah, yes - it will be good fun to strip/clean/rebuild it for sure. I read it as you were doing that for her and she would ride it...sorry.


I see, I was in a bit of a rush to get the message on :oops: the frame has 2 dings in it so I was thinking of lead loading the dents then getting it powder coated, would that ruin it or does it really matter with a bike of this spec :D


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 8:49 pm 
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BENDYCAT ELEVENTEEN wrote:
2000 Mongoose Stylist

the whole bike can be clean and worked - turned into some cool

this is my Custom GT 01


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very nice, how bad was the chrome before, has it been re chromed :?:


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 1:47 am 
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Two things - this bike (yours) is a comman and not really as collectable as the 80's ones - so that means it's ok to do what you like as it's your bike :wink:

so you can fix it a paint it what ever colour you like


have a read of how mine was found :lol:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... ght=custom




also play around with what colours you could paint it - hee in this link


click on GO

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... ght=custom

cheers B :wink:


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