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    Mongoose.......?

    I purchased this bike for my father, an avid cyclist for over 30 years. I thought It was time he deserved a bicycle with these newfangled shocks haha.

    The previous owner removed all stickers, and even with my proficient internet searching ability, I still do not know the exact model. I would appreciate the help.
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    Those newfangled shocks aren't going to be very good. Looks like a your standard fare department store mountain bike. All of its components are going to be pretty awful, including suspension.

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    Appears to be a Mongoose MGX D50i or similar, which was a Mongoose-in-name-only box-store bike from the ear when Brunswick Sports (yeah, the bowling ball people) owned the brand. Interesting to note that a Rock Shox Jett fork was swapped on. Still crappy but not as crappy as the stocker. Rear shock is a joke (spring only/no damping) and the rear suspension design is substandard at best. It will be OK for your dad as long as he doesn't tax it too much in true off-road use.

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    Definitely a junk model. Tough to identify since bikepedia.com doesn't cover that line.
    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 had one, so I know them well .

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    If your father really is an avid cyclist, he's going to laugh at that gift.
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    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

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    ^^ I thought of sending mine to you just to piss you off.

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    Time for a Huffy Toss
    "I tell you, We are here on earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you any different." - Kurt Vonnegut jr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    ^^ I thought of sending mine to you just to piss you off.
    It's probably better than what I ride. I never claimed to be an avid cyclist.
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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    I never claimed to be an avid cyclist.
    Ha, you're not fooling anywone; it is known you are an incognito pro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    Ha, you're not fooling anywone; it is known you are an incognito pro.
    I'm so incognito, the pros don't recongnize that I'm pro.
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    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

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    Better get a rigid frame for your dad with front suspension
    Last edited by rudymexico; 02-16-12 at 12:06 PM.

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    I hope you didn't pay too much for it.
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