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Rebuilding a beater for some fun

Old 05-19-07, 11:34 AM
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Rebuilding a beater for some fun

Hey guys, I have a late 90's Mongoose FS-1 tht I got new back then.... It is a POS...and I know that. I have just got back into biking, and would like to build this up as a fun beater...no real jumping/flatland/anything, just for a fun change from the road/mountain bikes.

The frame looks almost like this:

Just white.
I plan to spray it sometime this weekend after I tear it down.

Just the brake mount is on the seatstay, and not the chainstay as in the picture. It weights a ton.

The bike currently has a one peice crank on it, and a bent chainwheel, so I though I would rebuild the drive chain, new 3 piece crank/new chainwheel/new freewheel.

The brakes are going to be fine for what I would like to use it for now.

What Im lookign for are some good reccomendations on parts to build this back up, on the cheap. Weight does not matter as the frame is already very heavy.

It has the gyro, so it has front and rear brakes...how are most people running brakes now? Do I just run one? I am comfortable with just one, as I also ride a brakeless fixed gear.



So basicially, Im looking for some suggestions on cheap parts....really cheap(cost wise,I dont feel like breaking them the minute I ride it)
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Old 05-19-07, 04:35 PM
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I don't know parts well, but here's my 2cents: sounds like you just want something to cruise around, with little or no tricking, am I right? The bar-bike, so to speak. Go with a large gear up front then, so you don't spin yourself to death. Pegs on the back, for the ladies. Lose the front brake, just because. Lose all the stickers, of course. And there's no reason not to bring the seat up.
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Old 05-19-07, 06:00 PM
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Look at that beastly gyro contraption!
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Old 05-19-07, 06:14 PM
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I like that purple color.
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Old 05-19-07, 09:01 PM
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Sadly I dont have that purple color....

Although Imnot sure what color it should be...

*edit* for image




The bike in question, yay for old target bikes.

Now the most importent question...what color?

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Old 05-20-07, 03:53 AM
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Baby blue?
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Originally Posted by FuzzyRyder
Look at that beastly gyro contraption!
I have a spare one in blue.
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I also have a project kind of like this, but I'm not buying any new parts. I'm just going to put all the old parts back on and see if I can get some spares from friends. I'm basically just going to paint it. It's just an old Mongoose Strike.
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Old 05-30-07, 12:06 AM
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I think I might give up on this....Im looking at a used '03 Haro F3 on Craigslist right now for the right price. Costs less than what it would be to get this road ready.
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