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Old 05-29-07, 03:22 PM   #1
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Got a Mongoose Rockadile for free- what to expect?

To make a long story short, I got this bike for free for helping a friend move.




The bike is a tad bit small for me, but its *long* enough, its just not quite *tall* enough. No big deal, it was free. Its got double walled Mavic wheels and Avid brakes, and the rear derailer is a Deore LX. It looks to be made of pretty decent components if you overlook the frame and fork.

I'm a pretty big dude (305lbs as of yesterday, and dropping). I think the bike will handle me just fine. What I really want to know is what to expect as far as what this bike is capable of. I've never owned a "proper" mountain bike, at least not anything made within the last 10 years LOL.

The mess on the seat post is clipless pedals that I'll be swapping in. I have shoes already, as I am regular commuter.

Thanks for any tips!
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Old 05-29-07, 03:39 PM   #2
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Expect to have it stolen... We know where you live.


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Old 05-29-07, 03:47 PM   #3
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free is always good! Get a longer seatpost and adjust it to fit you and ride it until it breaks!
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Old 05-29-07, 06:03 PM   #4
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Well, I'd avoid any huge jumps and stunts... baring that you should be fine for most normal singletrac riding.
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I exdpect you to ride it until it dies
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that's got some nice upgrades

is that crankset stock?
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I have no idea if any of it is stock. I do believe the wheelset and rear derailer at least are not stock, and I suspect that the brakes are upgrades as well. I took a look at that and said "Well its a Mongoose but it is *not* a walmart bike." The only thing that worries me is the fork. Looks like it my be the stocker. But, who cares. If it blows out, I'll replace it with a rigid fork anyway.

I look forward to playing on it this weekend.
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