2001 Mongoose CRX
Rare find! When I first learned about these frames, I could only dream of owning one. This dream came true thanks to a friend. Here's my CRX.
Yes, I had emailed a fellow member about a Schwinn question, and a couple of emails later he's telling me about this bike shop near his house that has this new CRX frame that's never been sold. Man! I jumped on it and we arranged the sale, and had the frame shipped to me and received it in 06/09. The frame still had the clear protective film over the bottom tube emblems and head badge. I added NOS mongoose bicycle stickers to the seat mast, ( I felt that it should have one there, and that it was missing that detail ) and the foward part of the top tube. On Craig Reynolds bike he had these hyundai (sponsor), (barf) stickers there, I chose to put Maurice there instead. I also highlighted the engraved mongoose pro on the rear dropouts with a silver paint pen and clear coated the whole frame to protect and preserve the decals and paint. I finished the build by the end of November, 2009. I think the DK forks are an appropriate choice since last I heard Craig Reynolds was working for DK, and he had good relations with them way back when he was making his own frames.
With Craig Reynolds geometry and input I believe that these are the best frames mongoose has ever made in its history bar none. These frames are famous and sought after for their smooth (as in DR. Smooth himself) handling and performance.
I've read about clearance issues with the chain stays and using profile cranks on these frames. I use profile 175mm cranks and have plenty of clearance and didn't have to grind down the back of the pedal bosses on the profile crank arms.
I've included a pic. of a parts list for an original CRX as equipped by Craig Reynolds, and it lists 182mm profile cranks, maybe they clear? but I usually see Craigs bikes with shimano cranks. I assembled my bike pretty close to the list using it as a guidline.
My CRX also reminds me of my original 1980 Jag, because the jag was also black and had ano red cranks and pedals. The jag originally was going to be black and red, but then I changed my mind to black and gold.
Details on this bike that gear heads have gotta love, and hot rod fanatics can be crazy about are: the supercharged V-8 engine decal on the front of the head tube, the 3D chrome, black, and red, embossed Mongoose Pro, metal emblems on the bottom tube and on the sides of the head tube. CRXpress with exhaust pipes and tips decals on the top tube, checkered flags,wrenches, and nuts decal on the seat mast, and the nitrous bottle decal on the inside of the left rear dropout. Other stand out features are: the DR. Smooth approved decal on the inside of the right rear dropout, and Craig Reynolds signature decals on the seat stays, make this frame stand apart from any other frame on the market past, present, or future.
Submitted by fossa bmx 1Discuss this bike
- Company: Mongoose
- Model: CRX
- Material: 4130 Chromoly
- Headtube angle: 74
- Seattube angle: 73
- Toptube length: 21
- Headtube size: 1-1/8"
- Details 4130 dbl butted chromoly mongoose CRX frame.4130 heat treated and butted DK new race fork with mongoose stickers. S&M T4 race bars. Lizard Skins Bubba Harris sig. grips. Shimano brake lever and Shimano DXR V-brakes. Odyssey slic Kable. Chris King sealed headset. Profile acoustic stem,Imperial 44t sproket, euro b.b., GDH 175mm cranks, and race cassette hub set with 16t cog, and ti. driver. Laced with s.s. spokes and alloy nipples to Sun rhynolite XL rims. Trik Tops alloy valve caps. Premium slim sealed pedals. Sram chain. NOS Mongoose chain tensioners. Sinz/kalloy seat post with mongoose sticker. FMF team seat with ti. rails. Intense 20x2.0" micro knobby front tire. Intense 20x1.75" micro knobby rear tire. NOS mongoose # plate. weight as assembled: 23 lbs