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    my latest find

    trash picked this MONGOOSE MTB from the trash! replaced a few parts on it so far. going all aluminum (or as much as possible)

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    its crazy what some people throw away !! LOL!!

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    It hurts to look at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trx1 View Post
    trash picked this MONGOOSE MTB from the trash! replaced a few parts on it so far. going all aluminum (or as much as possible)
    That's not really a mountain bike, just a really cheap bike designed to look kinda like a mountain bike. I'd be careful in this parts replacement process you mention, as your investment will overshadow the worth of the bike in no time. If you put any sort of decent fork on there, its cost would top the MSRP of the entire bike.
    1980ish Free Spirit Sunbird fixed * 1996 Mongoose IBOC Zero-G * 1997 KHS Comp * 1990-ish Scapin * Lemond Buenos Aires Triple

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    WallyWorld...
    I have one in my trash can too. Thats how good they are..

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    Let the thing die in peace, man.

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    A tribute to frivolous consumption - a modern work of art.

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    Why don't you guys keep your smart comments to yourself. My man here has taken recycling to another level. All that hate is gonna burn you boys up one day. Lester, I really expected more from you......I'm soooo disapointed.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    Why don't you guys keep your smart comments to yourself. My man here has taken recycling to another level. All that hate is gonna burn you boys up one day. Lester, I really expected more from you......I'm soooo disapointed.
    Hey, he should go ahead and recycle. The problem is that bicycle will be more of a sink-hole for cash than a windfall. You see, when things like bicycles are made for frivolous consumption they all end up in the trash as a horrible waste. I probably wouldn't try to maintain one of those even if i got it for free, that is me though.

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    May as well ride it until it stops working/being worth fixing. I wouldn't really want the rear suspension, though. Can it be locked out? I wouldn't trust that bike on a trail hard enough that it requires rear suspension, and I wouldn't want the suspension sucking up all my effort if there's no need for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    Lester, I really expected more from you......I'm soooo disapointed.
    Sorry, I HATE cheep full suspension. If it was a Mongoose Paver pulled from the trash, I'd be much more stoked for the OP.

    But, that's not a MTB, either...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3speed View Post
    May as well ride it until it stops working/being worth fixing. I wouldn't really want the rear suspension, though. Can it be locked out? I wouldn't trust that bike on a trail hard enough that it requires rear suspension, and I wouldn't want the suspension sucking up all my effort if there's no need for it.
    I don't know that front or rear suspention is a reqirement for any trail.

    Bunch of elietist posguer hacks whith a hate bonfire burning a hole in their soul. This type of thing makes me weep for the future of mountain biking.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    I don't know that front or rear suspention is a reqirement for any trail.

    Bunch of elietist posguer hacks whith a hate bonfire burning a hole in their soul. This type of thing makes me weep for the future of mountain biking.
    Troll.

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    False!!!!.....but you can call it however you see it.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    I scored a Trek 4000 from the dumpster the other day! No front brakes, hopefully I can find another set for $2 at a swap meet. I've spent $6 on new cables/housing so far.
    Never thought I'd allow an aluminum rigid bike into my life. Steel fork and barends, tho. Steel Barends? Yes, weird!
    1980ish Free Spirit Sunbird fixed * 1996 Mongoose IBOC Zero-G * 1997 KHS Comp * 1990-ish Scapin * Lemond Buenos Aires Triple

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    Diggin' that green.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    I don't know that front or rear suspention is a reqirement for any trail.

    Bunch of elietist posguer hacks whith a hate bonfire burning a hole in their soul. This type of thing makes me weep for the future of mountain biking.
    That's hateful namecalling, Dwight. Try to have a sense of humor about things or weep for the future, your choice.

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    I'm weeping now........it's a sad, sad thing.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Lester, that one is a pretty nice dumpster dive.

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    well, so far, ive put $0.00 in it.
    may end up with prob around $20.00 in it when all issaid and done tho!

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    NICE FIND OP! still have nothing on my NEXT Power X though!
    No weapon formed against me shall prosper.

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    Two things I'd do to that bike.
    1. Throw it right back in the trash bin
    or
    2. Take the frame to an aluminum recycler and hopefully get $10 out of it.

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    Yeah, people who put money into cheap Mongooses should have their heads examined .


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    Sweet rims! I need some of those for my Trek so I can make it a Christmas Bike.
    1980ish Free Spirit Sunbird fixed * 1996 Mongoose IBOC Zero-G * 1997 KHS Comp * 1990-ish Scapin * Lemond Buenos Aires Triple

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    ^^ I still have the front. It was a cheap single-wall that it came with. Believe it or not, it survived my whole beginner season and then some.

    [The rear did not. It quickly got replaced with a Rhynolite laced to an STX-RC hub]

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