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#1 2012-11-09 9:40am

digilante
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saved from the landfill

Sitting on top of a trash can this morning...pretty cool little looptail. but as you can see from the second photo, the forks are way bent. looks like someone ran head on into something.

1983 mongoose californian with stamped headset, stamped cranks, dia-compe hinged seat clamp, sr stem, huffy bars, ( i actually sort of like these bars, they look like they are from a late 90's huffy)
if anyone is in need of some bent mongoose forks, let me know. i do not have the wherewithal to straighten them. would it even be safe to ride them if i straightened them?

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#2 2012-11-09 9:51am

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Re: saved from the landfill

Good save and nice kickstand! smile
The experts can answer the safety question. wink


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#3 2012-11-09 9:53am

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Re: saved from the landfill

forks look f'd...but nice save man, that frame is cool

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#4 2012-11-09 9:55am

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Re: saved from the landfill

I guess if you bent them back and no cracks appeared they would be ok?

I would not ride it hard unless it had different forks, bent back or not

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#5 2012-11-09 9:58am

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Re: saved from the landfill

nybble wrote:

Good save and nice kickstand! smile
The experts can answer the safety question. wink

"just flip em roun"


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#6 2012-11-09 11:25am

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Re: saved from the landfill

Seriously, are they bent or just mounted backwards?

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#7 2012-11-09 11:26am

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Re: saved from the landfill

yikes


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#8 2012-11-09 11:34am

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Re: saved from the landfill

Forks look backwards, not bent


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#9 2012-11-09 11:47am

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Re: saved from the landfill

Cool find, some people got no idea...trash....muppets.


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#10 2012-11-09 11:51am

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Re: saved from the landfill

They are bent. I went through the same situation with a bent fork on a Californian then people tried to convince me the decals were put on backwards. Don't listen to them! I have become an expert on the bent goose fork! You can tell looking at the legs that the tubing is bent. The tubing should be straight!

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#11 2012-11-09 12:13pm

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Re: saved from the landfill

Nice find!


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#12 2012-11-09 1:29pm

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Re: saved from the landfill

Great save...big_smile

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#13 2012-11-09 2:05pm

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Re: saved from the landfill

Build it!!! That frame looks great love those gooses cool

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#14 2012-11-09 5:19pm

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Re: saved from the landfill

Nice find. The bars look like the same ones I had on my '99 Huffy Bandit. I traded the frame but kept the bars cuz I really liked them lol.


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#15 2012-11-10 12:34am

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Re: saved from the landfill

even if they are bent you can flip them around and they will be fine

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#16 2012-11-10 2:40am

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Re: saved from the landfill

cool save, man.

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#17 2012-11-11 6:56am

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Re: saved from the landfill

The forks would bend back super easy. Use 2 wood sawhorses. Use a body tool slide hammer dent puller. Center it on the bend. Isolate the bend as the only "open" spot through the 2 2x4's. and give it a couple cracks. Metal always wants to return back to it's original bend after it's bent. You just have to help it get back there. I've fixed and rode a bunch of them. You probly don't want to jump them or be a chunky guy tho, lol smile


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#18 2012-11-11 8:48am

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Re: saved from the landfill

RL Paulie wrote:

You can tell looking at the legs that the tubing is bent. The tubing should be straight!

x2.

still a nice find and you can never beat free !!!


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#19 2012-11-11 12:14pm

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Re: saved from the landfill

So I got this bit-o-scrap apart, and I have laid the forks next to a dead straight set of nearly identical forks. The unbent pair are Tange, from a late 70's early 80's Team Mongoose. I am not disputing that the Akisu pair is bent, but how in the heck did they bend so "perfectly". What I mean is, how did they bend to the exact point that they match the rake on an undamaged pair when turned backward. Considering the rake on these when undamaged, it is curious to think that they bent so far without one leg or the other bending more or less than the other leg. Also, what is with the extra threading on the Akisu pair? The head tube on the frame seems to be the same as every other mongoose frame. Anyone? Additionally, when I pulled the mongoose stamped opc cranks, they were stamped 165. Does that make this frame a mini or what?




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#20 2012-11-11 12:20pm

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Re: saved from the landfill

Nice save.big_smile

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#21 2012-11-11 3:33pm

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Re: saved from the landfill

Great find I have a complete goose that was chased down for 10 miles then I bought it for 10$ that guy was taking it to th landfill and thought we were crazy.

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#22 2012-11-11 3:36pm

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Re: saved from the landfill

Isn't there a groove for the keyed spacer on the headset? Would be the back and would tell ya if they are bent.  Or am I stupid and they have no groove... I dunno

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I can't understand why anyone would want an old, scratched up, dirty, dusty bike, when you could go and buy a brand new shiny one.

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#23 2012-11-11 3:39pm

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Re: saved from the landfill

sithlord3 wrote:

Isn't there a groove for the keyed spacer on the headset? Would be the back and would tell ya if they are bent.  Or am I stupid and they have no groove... I dunno

Logic!  Nice.

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#24 2012-11-11 5:18pm

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Re: saved from the landfill

smile


I can't understand why anyone would want an old, scratched up, dirty, dusty bike, when you could go and buy a brand new shiny one.

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#25 2012-11-11 7:09pm

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Re: saved from the landfill

cool

Forks are definitely bent, legs should be straight with no curve at all. Easy fix however. I fixed quite a few forks lately.

Nice save BTW.


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