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    upgrading a mongoose

    hey i was just wondering if it would be completely stupid to try and upgrade a mongoose brawler. i know i would have to replace just about everything to make it decent, but im not that great of a rider myself, so i would just upgrade some of the things. i just dont know if it just better to get a new bike. thanks in advance for any help.

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    If I were you I would just go ahead and get a new bike. It will probably cost more to upgrade the Mongoose than it would be to get a new bike. How much were you willing to spend on the upgrades?

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    $200-$250

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    Yeah, just get a new bike. You will go nowwhere with that money on upgrading. Just save an extra 50$ and get a Dk Six Pack. It has everything you need to get you going. It will last a long time.

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    Saving an extra 50, you mean spending. Dk six packs are 300.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    As in, save up an extra $50, so then you can spend it.
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    I understood BikingSoCal the first time I read it. I didn't go out looking for a $250 DK six-pack when I read his post.
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    Yes FitRider and thermo, that is what I meant. It is nice to have people that understand things more than others. Oh yeah, why does everyone call you Gunz?

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    Read his sig...
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    Oh! I didn't even notice people had sigs. I am new. Sorry about that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikingSoCal View Post
    Oh yeah, why does everyone call you Gunz?
    Because I'm jacked out of my mind, of course.
    I am Gunz. Gunz are me.

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    How can you not read someone's sig. It's not like you have enable sig-viewing or anything.
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    Haha. I am just a dumbass sometimes.

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    Its not a waste to upgrade a mongoose brawler. Why would it be. That frame is extremely strong, i own one myself. Ive put it through almost everything that a bike can go through and there are no dents or anything like that. upgrade it, dont buy a brand new bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superbeast View Post
    Its not a waste to upgrade a mongoose brawler. Why would it be. That frame is extremely strong, i own one myself. Ive put it through almost everything that a bike can go through and there are no dents or anything like that. upgrade it, dont buy a brand new bike
    If you could upgrade a bike for $250, which is like nothing if you buy good parts, why wouldn't you just spend an extra $50 for a whole bike with better parts that will last longer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by minichamp31 View Post
    If you could upgrade a bike for $250, which is like nothing if you buy good parts, why wouldn't you just spend an extra $50 for a whole bike with better parts that will last longer?
    mhm word.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dependent View Post
    Lol where would it break... it has the bigger axles...

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    because as he said
    im not that great of a rider
    So why would he buy a brand new complete when its unneccessary, instead upgrade parts that he needs, and continue to do that as he progresses

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    upgrading a mongoose is about as useful as upgrading a ugo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superbeast View Post
    because as he said
    So why would he buy a brand new complete when its unneccessary, instead upgrade parts that he needs, and continue to do that as he progresses
    250$ is enough to buy target parts.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    Target doesn't have that many parts. Maybe new pedals, pegs, seat, and um...brake pads? You could throw in a headlight and flashing tail light while you are at it. Oh, and some tire-flys.

    Then you would have a totally awesome custom complete.
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    The point is, why buy a brand new bike when it is un-necessary. Upgrade the parts as they break. Thats all that is necessary

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    More like that's not the point, do you know how much good parts are?

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    Get a six pack
    Dip me in chocolate and feed me to the Lesbians, eight times because thats my name.

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    Do sit-ups all day, and soon you will have a six pack. For free.

    Why isn't anybody laughing? I thought it was a good joke! ...or, maybe not.
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    ****cricket whistles****
    Quote Originally Posted by Dependent View Post
    Lol where would it break... it has the bigger axles...

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