Oh ghods. "Mongoose Syndrome", the horrible malady where
a formerly excellent brand name was reduced in value in a
misguided attempt to bring cut-rate product bearing the former
entity's good name in department stores and the like where
chimps and monkeys attempt to assemble them, thus further
reducing any value the brand ever had. Very sad. All in the name
of giant profits to corporate robber baron wall street types.
-Mongoose Owner (yes, it was bought at a real bike shop).