Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    1st bike. mongoose iboc comp sx

    I've got my 1st mtn bike I got it off craigs list its a mongoose iboc comp sx I paid $100 for it first off was that a good deal? The only problem with it is I need new tires and he said springs are bad so could someone help me? What tires should I get and springs?

  2. #2
    Custom User never's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    T0L0K0
    Posts
    3,739
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by honex97 View Post
    I've got my 1st mtn bike I got it off craigs list its a mongoose iboc comp sx I paid $100 for it first off was that a good deal?
    It's a little late to ask now.

  3. #3
    Redheaded Stepchild samburger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    GA, USA
    My Bikes
    A fat tire & a skinny tire & two others I loaned out
    Posts
    1,909
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ^^Agreed.

    Also, you won't get much in the ways of help with that little information. It's like going to a car forum & saying "I have a Honda Civic with bad springs & tires. What do I need?" There are lots of different years of Civics with different parts. The car could have been heavily modified. All these things factor into what would need to be done.

    So how about this. What year is the bike? What kind of fork is on the bike? How big are the current tires, & what's the max clearance on the fork & frame for tires? While we can help guide you in the right direction, you should really go to a local bike shop & have them help you. I don't even know if a Mongoose Iboc Comp SX is worth fixing to that degree, because I have no idea what that bike is. A picture would be helpful.
    just a n00b with an ego

  4. #4
    Senior Member 4evrplan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Nacogdoches, TX
    My Bikes
    cheapie Schwinn - ride what you got.
    Posts
    559
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    And, what kind of terrain/surface do you plan to ride on. That will make a difference in the choice of tires.
    Quote Originally Posted by never View Post
    I think being on the back of a DH tandem would keep me awake.

  5. #5
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by samburger View Post

    So how about this. What year is the bike? What kind of fork is on the bike? How big are the current tires, & what's the max clearance on the fork & frame for tires? While we can help guide you in the right direction, you should really go to a local bike shop & have them help you. I don't even know if a Mongoose Iboc Comp SX is worth fixing to that degree, because I have no idea what that bike is. A picture would be helpful.
    Thanks for the response but I really don't know anything more than what I told you ill take your advise and take it to a bike shop. I did figure out that my tires are 26"-1.95" and I wanna ride trails in woods and stuff like that

  6. #6
    Whistler-bound dminor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The 509
    My Bikes
    1971 Suzuki TS125/ factory race kit/AHRMA-legal; 1969 Suzuki TS250/factory race kit; 1967 Suzuki K-15 Hillbilly Trail 80; 1977 Yamaha IT175; 1964 VanTech Scrambler racing frame
    Posts
    12,163
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's old ('94, '95 or '96), so it was certainly not a bargain - - but if you like it and it fits your needs, enjoy.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Raleigh NC
    My Bikes
    Takara 10 spd, Felt F90, Felt Q720
    Posts
    358
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I had one of those, is it turquoise with black specks on it? Mine had good components on it, I don't remember what level Shimano, a high dollar bike in it's day.
    2005 Diamondback Wildwood
    1976 Takara 10 spd
    2005 Electra Townie 7 (wifes)
    2006 FELT F90
    2007 FELT Q720 Hard Tail

  8. #8
    Fourth Degree Legend junkyard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    American Gardens Building
    My Bikes
    2005 Kona Cinder Cone & 2010 Cannondale SuperSix
    Posts
    3,826
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    you got pwned, son.
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

  9. #9
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    $100 was a steele my friend..came out in the mid 90's..were top of the line mountain bikes back in the day..and trust me in this day...google it..mongoose iboc would range from $800- and upwards of $2700 for certain bikes in 95-96..still hv mine..rides like a dream! In 2012..however, i ride brooklyn, so i removed the off road tires, and replaced them with kevlar tires, faster, and no flats..shops keep these tires hiddin, hence..no flats, no money for fixing flats, ask for them..you have a true classic..ride easy, and proud my friend..

  10. #10
    S'toon trail rider! MisterK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Saskatoon, SK
    My Bikes
    2011 Norco Mountaineer, 70's Empire ????
    Posts
    309
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Google tells me its a dece bike for its age. For 100buz maybe not the bargain u were looking for. Especially if it requires maintenence you can't do yourself. Bringing your bike to a bike shop may turn up results that you're not pleased withm(eg; this is old, this is xx$ amount to fix and could be what you initally paid). I hope this turns out ok for you but I hope you also learned a lesson in buying used, or buying bikes in general. I've def had a lot of lessons to learn myself, but the answers always begin with some research or reading.

  11. #11
    Quirky Grifter LesterOfPuppets's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Vancouver, USA
    My Bikes
    My War
    Posts
    20,519
    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Tagged
    7 Thread(s)
    Check out bikepedia.com to determine year from parts on it.

    OK good deal if it's a 1996, I'm guessing Judy XC parts can be found somewhere. Less of a deal if 95 or 94, heavier bike with lesser forks.

    If more parts besides fork internals and tires are wasted then not so much of a deal.

    What tires? I'd go for something cheap.

    IRC Mythos in 2.1" probably:
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/179...evlar-Tire.htm
    Last edited by LesterOfPuppets; 03-03-12 at 09:09 AM.
    1980ish Free Spirit Sunbird fixed * 1996 Mongoose IBOC Zero-G * 1997 KHS Comp * 1990-ish Scapin * Lemond Buenos Aires Triple

  12. #12
    Custom User never's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    T0L0K0
    Posts
    3,739
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Don't worry guys...I'm guessing he got everything sorted out about 2 years ago.

  13. #13
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    So first I want to thank everyone for there responses and just let y'all know that that bike was well worth the $100 I paid it didn't have no mechanical problems and I only upgraded parts and it treated me great on the trails I have not upgraded to a karate monkey if you can call that upgrading that mongoose was a great bike @lesterofpuppets I was looking a bikepedia at the mongoose iboc comp sx from 94 to 96 and the only year with my bike color was 96 (polished) so I assumed it was a 96
    Last edited by honex97; 03-06-12 at 09:10 AM.

  14. #14
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    So first I want to thank everyone for there responses and just let y'all know that that bike was well worth the $100 I paid it didn't have no mechanical problems and I only upgraded parts and it treated me great on the trails I have not upgraded to a karate monkey if you can call that upgrading that mongoose was a great bike

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •