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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:58 am 
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I know, I know... it's not a real one but when local eBay throws you a bone over here you grab it.

Here it is put together for a test ride today, I had plans for vintage bullhorns but I really need risers on a 20" Maybe I'll try again on a stem with some rise on it. The frame seems small to me for a 20 but if I get along with it at all I think I'll put some effort into it.

Anyhoo... enough waffling, to the pics. Click for bigness.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:06 pm 
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Nice!

How does this ride? Is the back end a bit wayward? I've got a Amplifier 1 without the square back end and it's a bit wobbly at times.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:19 pm 
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Thanks :) I haven't had the chance to thrash it yet but so far so good.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:15 am 
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I saw one of these for the 1st time on the internet today. Mongoose has made some good bikes over the years.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:00 am 
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I like it!

I was thinking yellow Judy lowers too, but settled on blue.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:35 pm 
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nice! liking the blue and orange.. by the way, what tyres are those?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:48 am 
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Thanks chaps :)

SEANSTEPHENS wrote:
nice! liking the blue and orange.. by the way, what tyres are those?


Panaracer Magics. Not bad performers for retro rubber.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:39 pm 
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Nice Mongoose you got there :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:48 pm 
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You inspired me to take mine out for a ride today. The frame had been hanging in the back of my LBS since 95. Today was the first time it had been ridden. Ever.

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Your bike may not be a "real" AMP Mongoose, but Frank Wadelton (Frank the Welder from Yeti) did a bunch of the rear ends of the Amplifier2s for Mongoose (who subsequently never paid his invoice), so you may have a rather unique bike with at least half a pedigree.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:03 pm 
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FMJ wrote:
Today was the first time it had been ridden. Ever.


That - is - Brilliant !


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