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Old 07-10-11, 10:06 AM   #1
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Found this in my dads Garage, hanging since 2000

From what I found:


1999 Mongoose SX 6.7
Mountain bike, front & rear suspension
Mountain Mix components
RST 281, 2.5" travel fork

Five minutes later:



Any comments, tips? I doubt I will be selling this one as it was my dads, but it does seem a bit small, the sticker says it has a 28 inch stand over. This will be my first decent (I think) mountain bike since I was 10. Been riding my road bike but I've always wanted to try some trails after watching some videos.
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Old 07-10-11, 10:17 AM   #2
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Maybe I'm missing something, but what's the difference in the two photos?
Also, kudos on the Tour de Cure!
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I took off the warped fenders, the reflectors, and put on an extra cf bottle cage, pumped up the tires.
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Derp. That is all.
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Maybe I'm missing something, but what's the difference in the two photos?
There's a blue air hose in the 2nd picture.

BTW, I'd be more interested in what's under that car cover than that old bike.
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I remember that 'Goose. I wanted one back in the late 90's. Back when mongoose wasn't yet a walmart staple.
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This one is pre-walmart, still made in taiwan unlike the 2000's made in china.
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If you're going to hit the trails with it, swap out the semi-slick tires for some knobbies.
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