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2008 Mongoose Expert

2008 Mongoose Expert

Picked this bike up for free together with three others. It was in quite a state as it had been left in a shed for years. Everything is heavy and heavy duty on this bike, it's a tank.

As a 40 odd year old, who weighs 250lbs I fell in love with this bike as it's such a strong structure. I wanted it to look like a bike of old though, when we still used a seat and brakes. It's not a replica or anything, just a bike with an old school feel. I made the pads myself, got some 80s NOS grips, changed the sprocket and freewheel to 44/16. I got some rat trap pedals and an 80s feel to the paint and decals. I did leave the rear centre pull brake as feels a bit better than the old side pulls. It rides lovely and strong, but a little harsh with the off road tyres. Just waiting for a layback seat post and then it's done. Probably not everyone's cup of tea but I'm over the moon with it.

Submitted by Thejavelinman

  • All-Around
  • Company: Mongoose
  • Model: Expert
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Toptube length: 20.5
  • Headtube size: 1-1/8"
  • Seatpost size: 25.4