1996 Mongoose Expert Pro
Chrome and Red Looptail Goose and then some
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.
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
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
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"
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
Submitted by Jayrev67