‘84 Mongoose ATB

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Picked this little sweet ride up today.
84’(?) Mongoose All-Terrain MTB
While looking for BMX pieces I saw the ad for a fixer upper. Easy CL deal for $70.
The chrome is great, just needs a bath and some elbow grease. Nice little bits on it.


Pro Class Wheels, Suzue sealed in the rear, SR up front


Takagi Cranks and VP Bear Traps


SR slingshot stem and SR seat post


Mongoose headset

Día-Compe Brakes


A few extra shots that I took. Should be a nice rider once I get some new gumwalls for it.








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I have picked up a few older mountain bikes for cheap. What killed 'em was lack of maintenance, frozen cables and chains. Lots of nice components and if the frame fits ya pretty nice all around bikes.
 
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Great bikes...that one should clean up really nice.

Rare to see a smaller frame like that too. Most of the ones I ever see are the tallest frame size.

I guess only giants were into MTBs back then. :bigsmile:
 
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I have picked up a few older mountain bikes for cheap. What killed 'em was lack of maintenance, frozen cables and chains. Lots of nice components and if the frame fits ya pretty nice all around bikes.
The bike wasn’t shifting all that great when I first got it. After breaking it down and servicing the shifting components it free’d up and shifts perfectly fine now. All the cables are in great shape. Just needs new tires and a saddle.

It’s a real nice bike but maybe a bit to short for me. But I think I’ll keep it a while. I gotta find the decals for it too.


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Great bikes...that one should clean up really nice.

Rare to see a smaller frame like that too. Most of the ones I ever see are the tallest frame size.

I guess only giants were into MTBs back then. :bigsmile:
I’ve only seen the BIG framed ones. I’m about 6’ and fingernail and they still look a little too big for me.

The bike cleaned up nice tho!






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Nice bike. I have an 85 without the cool bi-plane fork. I need to rebuild the wheels as the spokes are rusted. Where did you find that shiny mylar tape? I need some blue.
 
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Nice bike. I have an 85 without the cool bi-plane fork. I need to rebuild the wheels as the spokes are rusted. Where did you find that shiny mylar tape? I need some blue.

The ribbon I used is to deter birds away from your trees and such. So it’s a strong Mylar. You might be able to find a blue at a party store or amazon.

You’ll have to cut a piece the length you need and back it with something like tape so it makes it stronger. I backed mine with some electrical tape after I laid it on the rim.

Hopefully that makes sense.






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