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Author:  johnywelsh [ Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:56 pm ]
Post subject:  mongoose?

Hi all.. my son has bought a bmx that has mongoose splashed all over it but im undecided...ive been checking frame numbers online and cant find anything close...his starts with s n m n g and ideas?..i will post a pic tomorrow...

Author:  Osella [ Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: mongoose?

New ones with 'SN' starting however can have 'SN' (Serial No) 'MNG' (factory) 00(numbers, usually year) A (letter, usually corresponding to the month) then 5-6 frame numbers, wrapped around the BB.

So if it reads SNMNG09D20100, then it's a Pacific Mongoose made by Pacific (rather than for Walmart, etc) in April 2009. It's possible however that it could have been sold as a GT or as a Wethepeople, both other brands of Pacific cycle that use some of the same frames.

Author:  johnywelsh [ Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re:

For some reason my phone will only upload this pic out of the 10 i took lol

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Author:  Osella [ Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: mongoose?

Okay, so that looks like Mongoose, made in October(J) 2011 - so probably for the 2012 model range by that stage. But it does look genuine.

Author:  johnywelsh [ Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re:

Is there anywhere online i can view the 2012 range.?

Author:  Osella [ Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re:

Pacific/Mongoose website might still have it, it's not that old after all.
Alternatively, they won't have pics, but should have specs for it.

Author:  johnywelsh [ Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re:

Yea thanks for that..the bike has the smallest back sprocket ive ever seen..but the bearings are gone and the parts of the sprocket are smashen in..mainly the tube type piece that presses upto the bearings is ground down..any idea where i can get a replacement sprocket with the bearings and housing ?

Author:  Osella [ Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:03 am ]
Post subject:  Re: mongoose?

Try - they have a good selection of BMX spares & parts - at least for an idea of what you're looking for. BMX's aren't my speciality tbh, but I think you need a freehub spacer set.
An MTB single-speed conversion kit is like this ... -prod17774
but it's likely you need a driver which fits into the hub like a freehub does, but is BMX single-speed specific ... prod136185, but I'm about at the limit of my BMX knowledge, as I say!

Author:  johnywelsh [ Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re:

Wow thanks for the info man..thats more than i knew yesterday lol.

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