Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:23 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 27 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: 1993? Mongoose IBOC Pro
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:50 am 
BoTM Winner
BoTM Winner

Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:03 am
Posts: 1589
Location: Vancouver British Columbia Canada
hi all
picked up this one on the way home today. guess you can see the appeal in it. :)
quite liking the frame too. 8)
roy


Attachments:
Mongoose IBOC Pro 001.JPG
Mongoose IBOC Pro 001.JPG [ 142.49 KiB | Viewed 2330 times ]
Mongoose IBOC Pro 003.JPG
Mongoose IBOC Pro 003.JPG [ 143.33 KiB | Viewed 2330 times ]
Mongoose IBOC Pro 002.JPG
Mongoose IBOC Pro 002.JPG [ 143.98 KiB | Viewed 2330 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:35 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:34 am
Posts: 154
Nice! Where did you find that old beauty?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:44 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2005 10:44 am
Posts: 461
Location: Vancouver
Sweet. I had emailed the guy about buying this too as I wanted the fork, but as it's not threadless anyway it wasn't going to be any use to me for my steel Vertex build.

Hope you didn't pay much more than 70 bucks as that was the offer he was thinking about :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:27 pm 
BoTM Winner
BoTM Winner

Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:03 am
Posts: 1589
Location: Vancouver British Columbia Canada
hi walleater
got it for $80. which i think is reasonable. fork is dirty but in great shape. and the more i look at it the more i'm liking this frame. also checked out several on here and they build up quite nicely.
roy


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:59 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2005 10:44 am
Posts: 461
Location: Vancouver
That's funny. I'd typed out 80 bucks in my final email, but just before I hit 'send' I changed the 8 to 7. Serves my right for being a tight-ass! It's a nice frame for sure, from back in the day when Mongoose was cool, what with the BMX heritage, and then Tomac riding for them.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:10 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:01 am
Posts: 55
Location: Vancouver, USA
Bikepedia lists the 1993 Pro as having Al tubing, dunno how accurate that is, though.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:58 am 
BoTM Winner
BoTM Winner

Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:03 am
Posts: 1589
Location: Vancouver British Columbia Canada
hi
thanks lester, seller was original owner. couldn't remember exact year. thought it was 1993. it's going to be close. a year one way or the other i'd imagine. any one else know for certain? and it's definetrly steel frame.
hey walleater, even if it didn't work on your current build why wouldn't you snag it for the fork alone? $80 !!!! show of hands, who here would buy this fork today if i offered it up for sale at $80. :)
i'm going to use this fork on my rocky mountain summit build. steer tube is exact length i need. i have a switchblade i'll put on this mongoose. clean it up and ride it. 8)
roy


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:37 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2005 10:44 am
Posts: 461
Location: Vancouver
Yeah good point :lol:

I'm concentrating on my old Rocky at the moment but also 'have' to juggle money between old stuff and my new bikes. If the steerer had of been longer then I think I'd have gone for it anyway.

I'm gonna guess 1991.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:12 am 
BoTM Winner
BoTM Winner

Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:03 am
Posts: 1589
Location: Vancouver British Columbia Canada
hi walleater
any pictures of your rm vertex on here yet? what stage is it at? started cleaning up the syncros fork tonight. it's in great shape. syncros decals are scraped in a few spots but crown has very few scratches and black on forks is an 8.5/10 at least. might not even have to get it painted.
roy


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:07 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:01 am
Posts: 55
Location: Vancouver, USA
1991 seems like a good guess to me. 1990 still had bottom pull front derailer. I've seen one claimed '91 with a bottom pull, but I think they were off on their date.

Looks like 1992 was the first year for Al IBOC Pro.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 27 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bignick, Cheshire1980, severnthheathen, Sparrow, Tc, toomanyframes and 55 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