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Old 06-04-09, 05:10 PM   #1
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Old bike upgrades / repairs

Hi guys,

New member here and new cycling enthusiast. I'm saving up to get a road bike in the next few months (wife won't let me buy it right now because I already spent alot this year on a mac and some other toys). So in the mean time, I decided to start riding my current mountain bike. Its an old bike probably 6 years old. I don't even remember where I bought it but it has the stickers "MGX" on it LOL. Anyway, the bike is still in good condition. However, I think the front forks/shocks are shot. Are they pretty universal where I can buy new fork/shocks and just replace the old one? I wanted to change the front rim and install quick release too so I can mount it on the truck but apparently I have to buy a new rim because the hubs are ancient. Thanks for any assistance. I'm rather embarrrased to take it to a bike shop so I'd rather do the upgrades/repairs myself.
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Old 06-04-09, 05:26 PM   #2
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I sounds like it is a cheaper Mongoose MGX bike. Not worth spending much money on. You should read this before doing anything.
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/recalls/by_us.html
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Old 06-04-09, 05:29 PM   #3
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Burn it with fire.

That's a department store bike, I actually taco-ed a wheel on one of those doing a bunny hop over a 2x4. Craigslist is your friend. How tall are you? I have a Schwinn sitting in the basement right now I'd sell on the cheap, but it's tiny.
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Old 06-04-09, 07:00 PM   #4
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You don't need quick-release hubs to mount it on your truck but you may need a wrench or a pair of pliers.
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