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01-04-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,054
Posted By Chris Chicago

Mongoose put out chrome step thru "ATB" frames in...

Mongoose put out chrome step thru "ATB" frames in the 80s.

...
12-24-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By Chris Chicago

Thanks for all the links to replacement bars. ...

Thanks for all the links to replacement bars. I'm hoping to find them in black, hopefully a listing will pop up some time
12-23-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By Chris Chicago

I considered that but couldn't find a suitable...

I considered that but couldn't find a suitable replacement under $30ish. And the frame needs touch up paint, it's black too.
12-23-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By Chris Chicago

Rusty handlebar advice

I've acquired an Electra cruiser with rusty steel handle bars. In two rust...
10-24-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By Chris Chicago

External meaning not a drum brake up front?

External meaning not a drum brake up front?
09-18-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By Chris Chicago

Cold set it and realign the drops , so if one of...

Cold set it and realign the drops , so if one of the dropouts snap away from the stays a year from now, you won't wonder if it's because you cut corners.

don't ask me how I know
09-15-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By Chris Chicago

The non unicrown fork says 84 or earlier. Trek...

The non unicrown fork says 84 or earlier.
Trek and Schwinn used that pie plate on their first atbs.
09-13-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7,098
Views: 2,722,676
Posted By Chris Chicago

Are the cranks original?

Are the cranks original?
09-07-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,253
Posted By Chris Chicago

These sram cranks on the red trek are cool...

These sram cranks on the red trek are cool compared to shimanos, to my eye.
...
08-22-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Chris Chicago

That is what I'm looking for, to fit 700c rims...

That is what I'm looking for, to fit 700c rims with 35s. Lmk if you have any you are itching to sell. 👍🏻
08-22-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Chris Chicago

Very nice. I need to find a decent 60cm frame....

Very nice. I need to find a decent 60cm frame. What sized wheels came on the Superior?
08-13-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By Chris Chicago

The older 610s had clamp on down tube shifters. ...

The older 610s had clamp on down tube shifters. Doesn't that complicate things?
04-29-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Chris Chicago

I went with the big pliers method first. Seemed...

I went with the big pliers method first. Seemed prudent given my inexperience with dremels.

Took some elbow grease but managed to get both off. Looks like there was some metal stuck on one pad,...
04-29-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Chris Chicago

should I cut down on the nut as close to the...

should I cut down on the nut as close to the calipers as possible?
04-29-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Chris Chicago

thanks for the advice. I have a dremel I got at a...

thanks for the advice. I have a dremel I got at a garage sale, hopefully there is a cutting wheel in the box somewhere.

the brakes calipers work fine. they're only 40yrs old...:p

it's a bad...
04-29-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Chris Chicago

brake pads stuck, how to remove

I think the threaded post is stripped bc the nut isn't coming of even though I can force it to turn. Anyone have any idea how to get these pads off? They are hard as rocks and make an ungodly...
04-25-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By Chris Chicago

https://m.imgur.com/a/IySXv9S is the link to...

https://m.imgur.com/a/IySXv9S is the link to pics.

He could measure the distance of the posts from the drop outs, if it's the same in back as front then it's cantis all over. If not then you got...
04-25-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By Chris Chicago

I had that spring hole on the outside problem. ...

I had that spring hole on the outside problem. I know that dia comp cantilever brakes, model 980 work. Here is a thread that discusses others...
04-23-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,555
Posted By Chris Chicago

Wow, that's a nice tall frame. Definitely...

Wow, that's a nice tall frame. Definitely deserves the right crank.

vp-747 pedals are the right style and inexpensive if you're still looking
04-18-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 959
Posted By Chris Chicago

the bantam is no bso

That is a smooth riding kids cruiser that will still ride smooth after 40+ years.
04-07-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,555
Posted By Chris Chicago

I had to replace a bunch of parts on an old...

I had to replace a bunch of parts on an old mongoose atb. It takes time and effort cleaning parts and getting things set up right. In the end you'll be better with nice working DX parts on there....
03-31-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,636
Posted By Chris Chicago

Nice! Let's see a pic.

Nice! Let's see a pic.
03-20-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 861
Posted By Chris Chicago

That's pretty cool. Looks like it's from 70s or...

That's pretty cool. Looks like it's from 70s or early 80s. It's a bit of a sting ray knock off.
03-20-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By Chris Chicago

that rockhopper at 50 is the way to go. great...

that rockhopper at 50 is the way to go. great frame, nice shape, great price. and it should fit you being a taller frame. I wouldn't hesitate to aquire it if I was looking to start a drop bar mtb...
03-16-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,937
Posted By Chris Chicago

all right all right!

I read the entire thread without clicking the link..wondering which stumpy it was and winner winner chicken dinner it's the same ($100) one I've been getting ready for my 12 yr old daughter this...
03-11-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,333
Posted By Chris Chicago

In 2010 I lost an ebay auction for one of those...

In 2010 I lost an ebay auction for one of those in that size. I think it went for more than 200. Cool bike!
03-05-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Chris Chicago

mine is Shimano Deore DX Front Derailleur...

mine is Shimano Deore DX Front Derailleur FD-M650. was mounted but never used.

looks like this one
...
03-04-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Chris Chicago

I may have a new front. Let me check

I may have a new front. Let me check
03-01-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7,098
Views: 2,722,676
Posted By Chris Chicago

This one turned out nice. The gumwalls, the red...

This one turned out nice. The gumwalls, the red and white, the offmega style crank...👍
02-25-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,059
Posted By Chris Chicago

I bought a nitto stem there in 2012. reasonable...

I bought a nitto stem there in 2012. reasonable prices. Owner was Ron iirc. good guy

JJ, did they have many framesets for sale? I'm looking to replace an 81 trek 610 with a cracked dropout....
02-10-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,413
Posted By Chris Chicago

Looks like a cool project. Have you thought...

Looks like a cool project. Have you thought about going with wider tires? Via Crimp the stays and/or 650 b
Replies: 47
Views: 3,904
Posted By Chris Chicago

Price is maybe a hundred high but like WRK said...

Price is maybe a hundred high but like WRK said could be worth it to just get the bike and start riding. the size seems good for you.

Or you could let people here know where you live and some...
01-31-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,514
Posted By Chris Chicago

Why are modern components black?

every crankset campy and sram sells and every shimano except the dura ace track are black. all the bikes I saw on both specialized and trek websites...black components

any insight on why is...
01-10-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,038
Posted By Chris Chicago

Nice looking bike.

Nice looking bike.
01-05-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,966
Posted By Chris Chicago

Are you going to lay the foam tape over the tire...

Are you going to lay the foam tape over the tire to get the fender spaced correctly above the tire?

Does the foam tape compress?
11-26-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 160,127
Posted By Chris Chicago

i was thinking about an xoxo for a while but...

i was thinking about an xoxo for a while but never pulled the trigger. here is a pic I pulled from their site iirc. it's from late 2011.

have only seen 1 or 2 on the street in the 8 years since
...
11-26-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 160,127
Posted By Chris Chicago

I remember the frames selling slowly and getting...

I remember the frames selling slowly and getting down to around $400 before they were gone. a few may have been sold on ebay for less. too bad bc it is cool bike
11-19-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By Chris Chicago

cool crank

cool crank
11-01-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,465
Posted By Chris Chicago

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/675x747/bike_fun_7a29830e5e93cebd6094f14dff5cb3cd85ba0137.jpg
11-01-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,987
Posted By Chris Chicago

don't hit the stem bolt with a bare hammer. you...

don't hit the stem bolt with a bare hammer. you will likely leave a mark that reminds you of your mistake for eternity.
10-21-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,578
Posted By Chris Chicago

I have no inside information, at all. My...

I have no inside information, at all.

My guess is TJ was tired of working with the newspaper and waiting for the right moment to break away. Decided he could piggy back on the Carson King story...
10-12-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By Chris Chicago

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/mongoose_shiny_b91068613575fd7fd9301d23f6e8c3db3b8595d6.jpg

2011
10-11-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,826
Posted By Chris Chicago

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/20190507_163819_a633e2c1ccc45592df82921bc85797531c6d64d1.jpg...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-01-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,483
Posted By Chris Chicago

50 miles at 17.5mph seems crazy fast. congrats!...

50 miles at 17.5mph seems crazy fast. congrats!

you juicin?
09-28-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,902
Posted By Chris Chicago

Diamondback apex, ascent. Fuji mount Fuji ...

Diamondback apex, ascent.
Fuji mount Fuji
GITANE had a atb.

If you're patient you'll score.
Check this thread for more...
09-21-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,226
Posted By Chris Chicago

Very cool bike. What is that spoke protector in...

Very cool bike. What is that spoke protector in front for? The computer?
08-28-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,018
Posted By Chris Chicago

how about this one ...

how about this one

http://www.gitaneusa.com/images/catalog/1986/1986French3.jpg
08-27-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,018
Posted By Chris Chicago

Might be the middle one ...

Might be the middle one
http://www.gitaneusa.com/images/catalog/1985_pg3.jpg
08-08-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,127
Posted By Chris Chicago

it was nice but had some small dents and a...

it was nice but had some small dents and a replacement fork. I'm weighing that against fixing it.

coincidentally I had the same bike with better version of the frame in my possession this...
08-08-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,127
Posted By Chris Chicago

yeah, pop or snap sound then wheel starts rubbing...

yeah, pop or snap sound then wheel starts rubbing the chainstay. I tried getting it on straight for 10minutes before noticing the crack. that would be fun to have on video, me scratching my head...
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