Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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What's the endgame with them? Do you want to keep both, or just one for light off roading?
The Specialized isn't a DJ bike, it's a regular MTB which the previous owner has converted, so should be quite easy to convert back to a MTB, it does look to be a very small size though, this could be a + or - dependent on the users height. Would strip the brakes off the Mongoose if only keeping one bike, or get some new Deore/Alivio brakes, from the look of it, you also need a front mech, shifters & crank, possible stem & handlebars if looking to convert it back into a MTB.
The Mongoose, first sort the seat clamp out, the slot in the clamp should be oriented to the slot in the frame, the bike is a DJ type, but looks to be a mix mash of parts, the brakes are several generations old, but still usable. keep, part out flip? what do you intend to do with it?
For the money paid, you got a very good deal, parting out what you don't need should make far more than the £80 paid, which will cover any parts like shifters & front mech and other bits for the Specialized.