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Proto2000

Dirt Disciple
Picked up a couple of bikes yesterday, 95 GF Supercaliper and a 94 Mongoose Rockadile, both in rough shape. Were similarly equipped with component group so a no brainer since Mongoose was all XT and GF was XT, LX mix.
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These are pics after tearing them down.

Both bikes were in bad shape from no maintenance so why I chose to tear them down. After Mongoose disassembly I saw the crack in the headtube, that hurt.

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Not sure how many looptail frames were made by manufacturers but I only have a few so this aluminum one was going to be in my collection after I brought it back. Good news is I didn't pay a lot for the 2, same guy sold me both, and the GF will be one I put all of the nice parts on and squirrel away the rest.

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Proto2000

Dirt Disciple
Added a little pop to the frame, no repaint, just a quality clearcoat. Pops now as was when it was new but with all the scars. Decided to do a full XT M737 build and guess where a lot of the parts are coming from? That fork from the Mongoose is going on too, after a complete overhaul. Only part I don't have is a M737 front hub, have a stout with same rim so will use that for now. Need to sort out levers, shifters as well.
 

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Proto2000

Dirt Disciple
Another Mongoose with a crack, swing arm this time, headtube is fine. Hope it can be repaired, had plans for this one. Came as a complete bike and tore it down to deep clean it and noticed the crack, bummed me. Serial number is 3148 if anyone knows what year would be great to know. Also, not sure of the seat post, has the center ridge inside.
 

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M-Power

Old School Grand Master
Added a little pop to the frame, no repaint, just a quality clearcoat. Pops now as was when it was new but with all the scars. Decided to do a full XT M737 build and guess where a lot of the parts are coming from? That fork from the Mongoose is going on too, after a complete overhaul. Only part I don't have is a M737 front hub, have a stout with same rim so will use that for now. Need to sort out levers, shifters as well.
Pretty GF frame. Hope you do a mini ride report on it when finished, be interested to know 🤔
 

MRGRUMPY

Senior Retro Guru
Another Mongoose with a crack, swing arm this time, headtube is fine. Hope it can be repaired, had plans for this one. Came as a complete bike and tore it down to deep clean it and noticed the crack, bummed me. Serial number is 3148 if anyone knows what year would be great to know. Also, not sure of the seat post, has the center ridge inside.
It’s a Control Tech seat post.
 

Proto2000

Dirt Disciple
So far so good. Have fixed the right shifter, need to rebuild the fork when the parts arrive. Full XT M737 build on it now with exception of front hub, headset and post, post will be swapped for a silver Control Tech to match the stem. The fork on there is so I could route cables and get the shifting/brakes dialed in. Waiting for some grey grips too, match the brake pads and saddle.
 

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Proto2000

Dirt Disciple
A bit more proper front end, rebuild kit for the Judy arrived today and was installed. Added the beef to the front end that the Mag lacked. Still a under achieving fork but it's a 95 like the bike so it's staying on there. Spent $90 to get it rebuilt to include that silly damper that will blow up at any moment. More show than go at this point, not riding much.
 

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