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#1 2015-05-11 5:30pm

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Mid school mongoose, are there any legit ones??

Love the old school gooses (bmx and freestyle) Anyone out there that cares to share what mid school mongooses are still legit, before wal-goose sold out..


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#2 2015-05-11 5:51pm

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Re: Mid school mongoose, are there any legit ones??

I have a '96 Expert Pro that is full chromoly and I feel it is pretty legit.

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#3 2015-05-11 5:54pm

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Re: Mid school mongoose, are there any legit ones??

DMC is my favorite mid school freestyle bike.


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#4 2015-05-11 5:54pm

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Re: Mid school mongoose, are there any legit ones??

Mongoose Expert's are really good Bikes...seems like up to 1996/1997, Mongoose was still all good...


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#5 2015-05-11 5:57pm

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Re: Mid school mongoose, are there any legit ones??

There were still legit bike shop quality Mongooses at least up to 2007.  The Mongoose Legion in my bikes is one example.  It was Tim "Fuzzy" Halls signature model.  It is full cromo, the complete retailed for $699 I believe.  Mine is only the frame, got it on closeout in 2010 I think for like $45 shipped.

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#6 2015-05-11 5:58pm

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Re: Mid school mongoose, are there any legit ones??

yes the 1st year fuzz the hooligan and the best well i think anyways the  dmc

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#7 2015-05-11 6:05pm

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Re: Mid school mongoose, are there any legit ones??

1989-1993 mongoose solution was good and full chromoly, after that the expert pro from 1994-96. For freestyle the 1990-92 hooligan was great and the 1994-96 dmc. most of the mongoose bikes up to 96 were pretty good quality.

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#8 2015-05-11 6:05pm

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Re: Mid school mongoose, are there any legit ones??

I had a 97 Villain and it was a good bike.


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#9 2015-05-11 6:25pm

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Re: Mid school mongoose, are there any legit ones??

yeah, I reckon up until 97 they were ok quality, as far as Taiwan made bikes go...
anything before you see "Mongoose Pro" as the brand, that is when walgooses started...
they made some pretty loaded bikes at the end of it, the last DMC with all the profile, ukai, fishbone parts... even the 98 fuzz had profile cranks & araya super 7x rims...

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#10 2015-05-11 6:30pm

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Re: Mid school mongoose, are there any legit ones??

I also had a 2001 Delinquent...decent but you could tell things were different by then...


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#11 2015-05-11 6:55pm

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Re: Mid school mongoose, are there any legit ones??

Had a mid school loopy when I started collecting. Looked like a thow back mid school Cali. Was a great ride at a discount price. My buddy has a 2001-2 delinquent he's trying to drop, looks pretty cool but dont wanna spend $$ on a walgoose. When did the company lose its cred? Would the delinquent pick up make my child one?

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#12 2015-05-11 7:04pm

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Re: Mid school mongoose, are there any legit ones??

Sniper97 wrote:

yeah, I reckon up until 97 they were ok quality, as far as Taiwan made bikes go...
anything before you see "Mongoose Pro" as the brand, that is when walgooses started...
they made some pretty loaded bikes at the end of it, the last DMC with all the profile, ukai, fishbone parts... even the 98 fuzz had profile cranks & araya super 7x rims...

I had a mid to late 90's Stylist that said Mongoose Pro on it. Full 4130 frame and forks. Thing was a TANK. No idea what parts were originally on it.

http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff493/randolphcarter2112/IMG_1840.jpg

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#13 2015-05-11 8:17pm

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Re: Mid school mongoose, are there any legit ones??

Always liked the 98 mongoose sgx 24


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#14 2015-05-12 12:01am

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Re: Mid school mongoose, are there any legit ones??

The Fuzz was a great bike, Profile cranks and all as standard.

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#15 2015-05-12 1:03am

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Re: Mid school mongoose, are there any legit ones??

99 and 00 they made some nice aluminum frames. Not sure how hard you could beat on them, but nice and light for my girls and I have a SGX Pro 24 that I have yet to build. Not to everyone's liking as the top tube joins with down tube rather than the head tube, but the are different and getting hard to find now. Almost every part is mongoose also. But sh!t, WTF do I know.


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#16 2015-05-12 1:10am

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Re: Mid school mongoose, are there any legit ones??

todd68 wrote:

DMC is my favorite mid school freestyle bike.

+1.  The DMC is a great bike.

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#17 2015-05-12 3:39am

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Re: Mid school mongoose, are there any legit ones??

I tend to look at it like this...somewhere like '98 or '99 they were sold to I guess Pacific.  After that they were Pacific's bearing a Mongoose name.  So before then you had legit Mongooses.  After that you had legit Pacifics.

To your question, there were plenty of nice midschool Mongooses.  And they are cheap now, so when the kid down the street is bugging you for a Hutch or something like yer kid has, give him a midschool Mongoose looptail and say here ya' go kid...looks and acts just like it.  I never thought of them as top end midschool bikes...just nice.

Perhaps there were nice Pacifics too, I don't know.


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#18 2015-05-12 10:46am

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#19 2015-05-12 2:26pm

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Re: Mid school mongoose, are there any legit ones??

thought this solution looked awesome!

http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae64/coffin2death/the%20tip/solution_zpstietkokf.jpg

http://www.zombiebmx.com/blog/index.php … rt-jumper/

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#20 2015-05-12 2:54pm

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Re: Mid school mongoose, are there any legit ones??

The Menace was a decent early-mid-90s bike too.  Same frame style as the Solution with the looptail setup in the rear, and I'm pretty sure it was full cro-mo, only with a shorter top tube or something.  I've still got a spraybombed '95 in storage somewhere, it was one of my first canti/v-brake bikes.

I remember seeing aluminum Supergooses (Supergeese?) in the shops in the late 90s.  They were nice bikes, but out of my price range.


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#21 2015-05-12 3:22pm

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Re: Mid school mongoose, are there any legit ones??

El Gecko wrote:

The Menace was a decent early-mid-90s bike too.  Same frame style as the Solution with the looptail setup in the rear, and I'm pretty sure it was full cro-mo, only with a shorter top tube or something.  I've still got a spraybombed '95 in storage somewhere, it was one of my first canti/v-brake bikes.

I remember seeing aluminum Supergooses (Supergeese?) in the shops in the late 90s.  They were nice bikes, but out of my price range.

the menace was my first bike shop bought bmx in 1994, it was a great bike until it got stolen while i was at school. I did get it back but it was in really bad shape, i still have the frame. after that i bought a 1989 gt performer for $80 and rode that for most of the 90s with a interesting mix of 80s and 90s parts on it.

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#22 2015-05-12 5:00pm

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Re: Mid school mongoose, are there any legit ones??

Nice, I did that a lot too - I was always riding some random hacked-together POS.  I got my '87 Predator Freeform as just a frame at a garage sale, and originally I put it together with Huffy parts because that was just what I had at the time.  Eventually it got nicer parts, but it's been stripped to the frame sitting in storage for at least 10 years.  I had the Menace built up for awhile but I think I shelved it when I traded up to a Haro Group 1 in college.

A guy I knew growing up had a sweet dayglo orange Menace.  My plan is to eventually restore mine to look like his.


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#23 2015-05-12 5:37pm

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Re: Mid school mongoose, are there any legit ones??

tim "fuzzy" hall signature  mx1   fell in my lap today.....I find zip on it.....any info in here????

1 1/8 threadless....????

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#24 2015-05-12 5:45pm

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Re: Mid school mongoose, are there any legit ones??

El Gecko wrote:

Nice, I did that a lot too - I was always riding some random hacked-together POS.  I got my '87 Predator Freeform as just a frame at a garage sale, and originally I put it together with Huffy parts because that was just what I had at the time.  Eventually it got nicer parts, but it's been stripped to the frame sitting in storage for at least 10 years.  I had the Menace built up for awhile but I think I shelved it when I traded up to a Haro Group 1 in college.

A guy I knew growing up had a sweet dayglo orange Menace.  My plan is to eventually restore mine to look like his.

the menace was a good dirt jumping bike for being a entry level complete, i may fix it up again one day but it's in pretty rough shape. I still have my 89 performer that i bought in the mid 90s, it's mostly as i left it when i retired it in 2001. I can't remember what happened to the wheels or pedals or pegs though. it has these parts on it:
mcs ron c 4 piece bars,
gt mallet stem,
odyssey gyro,
ame tri grips,
odyssey rx-3 levers,
gt laid back post,
cheap plastic freestyle seat,
primo viking seatpost clamp,
odyssey pitbull rear brake
diacompe bulldog front brake
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#25 2015-05-12 6:00pm

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Re: Mid school mongoose, are there any legit ones??

whatupethan wrote:

tim "fuzzy" hall signature  mx1   fell in my lap today.....I find zip on it.....any info in here????

1 1/8 threadless....????

found it....2006 mongoose fuzz mx1


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