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Old 05-14-23, 05:08 AM
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Old Mongoose ALTA question..

One of yesterday's yard sale finds.
How old is this little bike ?

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Old 05-14-23, 05:18 AM
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Nice find! Bio-pace points to it being late 1980s. There should be a date code on the back side of the cranks and derailleurs, which this page can help decode: https://vintage-trek.com/component_dates.htm
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Early 90s, almost certainly. Mongoose was making some nice bikes back in this era. I've worked on a few and found them to be nicely equipped and very smooth-riding. Enjoy!
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Very nice bike and nice framekeep it as a collectible and enjoy it
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Originally Posted by georges1
Very nice bike and nice framekeep it as a collectible and enjoy it
Thanks !!

The only problem with the bike is that it is a bit too small for me.
I knew that when I bought it.
It hasno rust, the Exage 500LX group, Araya wheels, and Dia Compe brakes.
But at $25 CDN (About $18.25 US) I could not leave it there...

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Originally Posted by Binky
Thanks !!

The only problem with the bike is that it is a bit too small for me.
I knew that when I bought it.
It hasno rust, the Exage 500LX group, Araya wheels, and Dia Compe brakes.
But at $25 CDN (About $18.25 US) I could not leave it there...

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It's always a dilemma for me to find a barely ridden bike in the wrong size like that. My emotional side wants to keep it intact, but the practical side says "What a great set of components to build up my frame! All for only $25!"
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That is one of the better of the make, I think right before the brand had turned into the big box store supplier.
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