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 Post subject: Mongoose Iboc Zero G SX
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 8:30 am 
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Thought you might like to see a pic of my old Mongoose Iboc Zero G SX.
Don’t see many about and the frame was really well made
Sold it to a young lady in York and often wonder if its still going strong, was her first proper bike and I’m sure it got her off on the right foot


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 9:06 am 
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Always associate Mongoose with BMX.

What front end was it sporting?


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 9:30 am 
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Judy SL's were doing the frontal business.

Mongoose made some nice Ti frames as well as some Carbon ones too.


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 11:14 am 
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didnt mongoose's have triangular top tubes at one point?


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 1:40 pm 
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Not sure is the honest answer,sounds interesting though.

Would like one of their Ti frames, US built and can remember seeing the ads in MBA.


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 5:57 pm 
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mattbrown wrote:
didnt mongoose's have triangular top tubes at one point?


Yup and downtubes too....

( they were more pear shaped to be honest)

I raced Mongoose bikes for a few years and loved them.

Have still got a couple now actually...


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 6:02 pm 
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I had an IBOC Comp many years ago, nicely finished frame with bonded tubes 8) iirc it had quite a high BB but still rode nicely..


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 6:03 pm 
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jango wrote:
I had an IBOC Comp many years ago, nicely finished frame with bonded tubes 8) iirc it had quite a high BB but still rode nicely..


It did have a high bb, and rode way better than my old zaskar :)


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 9:59 pm 
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It did have a high bb, and rode way better than my old zaskar


Yes, I remember it being very comfotable for an aluminium frame........I quite miss it sometimes as it had superb mud clearance at the back end, a vital quality around these parts some days :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 10:49 pm 
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Yup, carbon ones too.

My first custom build, a 92 Pro SX. Sx meaning suspension corrected geometry, carbon fibre main triangle bonded to aluminium lugs and an Aluminium rear end wrought from a single tube Yeti style. Only problem is poor paint on that rear end, top coat does not adhere to the primer and I saw quite a few with similar issues.

This bike was the subject of my first post on retrobike. And here it is:

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