Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:31 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Mongoose Pro Titanium
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:05 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:57 am
Posts: 1634
Location: South Hams - Devon
I have had this frame for a few months now after picking it up from the bay for £250 along with a bunch of bits including the CK headset and sadly it has to go even before I have ever ridden it ! It measures as an 18 1/2" but when loosely assembled feels like a farmyard gate ! It is really tall ! I just don't feel right on it.
A chap down my road who has had an original Orange Clockwork for the last 20 years is going to have it but as you don't see many of these about I thought I'd post it here.

Going to be built up with m750/760 XT, Pace RC38 Airforce 2 (cos they wont fit my Merlin with its silly 1" headtube :roll: ), Mavic 717's, Avid BB7 front disc and some carbon bits. All in I reckon it'll cost £700-800 not bad for a Ti and should be a nice light bike. Actually should have been MY nice light bike :cry:

Frame - build by Sandvik / TST so weld quality is superb. 3./2.5 tubing and 6/4 water cut dropouts - lovely ! Just as good as some of the other Sandvik framesets I reckon (Hei Hei, DBR, dare I even say Litespeed) but as its a Mongoose costs nowhere near ??? Weighs 1600g.


Attachments:
tigoose1.jpg
tigoose1.jpg [ 94.21 KiB | Viewed 3652 times ]
tigoose2.jpg
tigoose2.jpg [ 69.17 KiB | Viewed 3652 times ]
tigoose3.jpg
tigoose3.jpg [ 50.28 KiB | Viewed 3652 times ]
tigoose4.jpg
tigoose4.jpg [ 110.09 KiB | Viewed 3652 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:52 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:57 am
Posts: 1634
Location: South Hams - Devon
The story so far .... looks nice I think which makes it all the more annoying that it didn't fit me.
Spot the NOS Ritchey WCS Titanium saddle - chap down the road bought this when he bought his Clockwork and never fitted it so been in his garage in a box for 20 years !


Attachments:
mongoose2.jpg
mongoose2.jpg [ 170.32 KiB | Viewed 3607 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:59 pm 
BANNED USER
BANNED USER

Joined: Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:24 am
Posts: 9923
That is a lovely frame to be sure 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:34 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 16, 2006 7:51 am
Posts: 1281
Location: Norfolk
Shame that's a missfit for you, the head tube looks too tall. Really neat welds and tasty snakestays.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:39 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 08, 2009 10:01 am
Posts: 11214
Location: Stockport, staring at the Peaks
Not to rub it in but yup, that's tasty! Like a bit of ti & carbon together 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:50 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:57 am
Posts: 1634
Location: South Hams - Devon
Well its now gone to its new home - about 50 yards away ! :lol:
A final pic (including a hideous front crud catcher thing the buyer had) before it got all dirty.
Ended up swapping the XT cranks to RaceFace - looks better I think.
Had a quick ride around on it and still didn't feel "right" but very light and responsive.
Bye bye Goosey ! :cry:


Attachments:
goose.jpg
goose.jpg [ 177.03 KiB | Viewed 3227 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:43 pm 
Geoff Capes

Joined: Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:19 pm
Posts: 120
lookin good,,,


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: xxnick1975 and 25 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group