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1996 Mongoose Expert Pro
 

1996 Mongoose Expert Pro

Chrome and Red Looptail Goose and then some

THE BIKE

What I like about the Expert Pro is that it hangs on to old school styling while boasting mid school perks of the mid 90’s like a threadless head tube, a long top tube, and canti-mounted brakes. This rig retains a lot of its original equipment. Upgrades include a set of 1991 Powerlite MX bars along with a NOS red origin eight chain ring and a set of red NOS Kenda K-Rad tires.

 

THE RESTORATION

Although this was a garage kept bike with one owner found on CL, the chrome on the bars had severe pitting and were beyond recovery. I replaced them with a pair of old school 1991 Powerlite MX bars. The original goose seat had severe tears. I recovered it with a custom suede seat cover that makes your but feel like a millionaire! Consumables including grips, brake cable and chain were all in great condition. Tires were replaced with NOS red Kenda K-Rads. Also, a matching red Origin Eight chain ring was added to the bike.

 

FRAME AND FORK

Frame: Construction            TIG-welded full 4130 chromoly

Fork: Mongoose 4130 chromoly, unicrown crown with 1 1/8 threadless steer tube

Top Tube Length: 21

 

ORIGINAL COMPONENTS

Bars: Mongoose Pro Expert (have been replaced due to severe pitting but will be included in the sale if new owner wishes to re-chrome)

Stem: Mongoose alloy 4-bolt 1 1/8 ahead

Headset: 1 1/8 Ahead

Brakes: Cantilever

Cranks: Mongoose Chromoly one piece crank, 175mm

Pedals: Mongoose DX alloy

Saddle: Mongoose race saddle with black leather cover

Seat Post: Mongoose alloy one bolt micro adjust

Seat Clamp: Mongoose black alloy triple clamp (will be sold with bike)

Grips: Mongoose Signature

Chain: KMC 1/2 x 1/8"

Hubs:  Alloy

Rims: Araya Double Wall (36-hole) for Mongoose

 

NEW & ADDED COMPONENTS

Bars: 1991 Powerlite MX Bars

Chain Ring: Origin Eight 44t aluminum alloy, red

Front Tire: 20x1.95 Kenda K-Rad, red

Rear Tire: 20x1.75 Kenda K-Rad, red

Seat Clamp: Haro Slim- replaced the bulky mongoose 3 bolt that just did not look right on the bike when the seat was slammed.

Brake Pads: Kool Stop 

SOLD

Submitted by Jayrev67

  • Race
  • Company: Mongoose
  • Model: Expert Pro
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Toptube length: 21
  • Headtube size: 1-1/8"
  • Details Chrome Loop tail with Powerlite bars, Origin Eight chain ring, Kenda K Rads tires in red and lots of polish made this bike POP.

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