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    A FEW QUESTIONs To A FEW PROs !

    Hi their

    Well I am new here (2nd post)
    I love riding am not bas at it ! but It seems like i dont know much about bikes or their components, I buy magazines and read this forum but im worried about asking questions as they are Pros that just answer randomly and I cant understand S...

    Anyway ! My first question is ! Iam 6.4 and i was wondering how do I know If my bike is small or if the frame is too small.

    Also I was wondering if their was a huge difference between
    Shimano Deore
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    Shiman Deore LX

    Also I was wondering if this Back Whell ( see Photo) Could take a disk brake, and if so can the back frame take it.
    what kinda bike is this considered !
    Cross Country ? Dirt ? >>>>.....



    I really want to thank all of you on this great forum for your help.

    Best

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    Doesn't look you can add disc to the rear. Even if you could it would probably total the worth of the bike.

    Looks like a cross between a dirt-jumper and an XC bike to me.

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    I do apologize ! what do u mean by TOTAL ! ?

    I also was thinking of adding a set Azonic Outlaw ! would that help !
    Sethus the one

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    cant use Outlaws, they are disc only, and as it was said, your frame doesnt have mounts.
    what kinda riding do you do? Your seat looks like its in a jump position.

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    looks like a mullet rigged freeride hardtail*.....but man-O-man....that downtube is kooky

    what is the brand/model number on the frame?...what are some other specs??


    * i know virtually zero about FR HT bikes....just so y aknow...
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    Well I used this bike for my Street use! such as jumping familys of steps huge gapes and so one !im starting to go on trails, but i would want new wheels<

    The model Is
    Mongoose Amble Freeride Aluminum frame ( 7051 something )
    Manitou Minute 2.00 130mm
    All Equiped Deore ( is their a difference with LX )

    Wats Kooky ?

    Again you all know way more than i do that why i kinda need heldHolding !

    thanks again!
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    OK...here we go...from your original questions

    1. I cannot tell if the bike is too big/small for you simply because you haven't relayed the frame size.

    2. there is not a huge difference between deore and LX (from deore to XT or XTR is a huge diff)....if your current system still shifts clean, spins well etc i'd keep what you have until it dies....

    3. it does not look like your frame has rear tabs to mount for disc (this is why you have a mullet setup)....soooo....depending on how you want to ride, and your budget, will dictate the type of wheelset you want...

    just a couple questions.....does the bike 'feel' small for you?...and, what's wrong with your current wheels (out of true??, blown hubs??)?

    and yes...your downtube really is 'kooky'

    edit...btw....i am definitely NOT a pro.....just so ya know....please read my sig....

    Quote Originally Posted by SETHUS
    Well I used this bike for my Street use! such as jumping familys of steps huge gapes and so one !im starting to go on trails, but i would want new wheels<

    The model Is
    Mongoose Amble Freeride Aluminum frame ( 7051 something )
    Manitou Minute 2.00 130mm
    All Equiped Deore ( is their a difference with LX )

    Wats Kooky ?

    Again you all know way more than i do that why i kinda need heldHolding !

    thanks again!
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    Your bike will not accept disc brakes , there is not a mount for the disc brake caliper to bolt to . Sorry .

    Disclaimer : I am not a pro .

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    Their we Go ! thank you very much ! that i what i needed and wanted to hear! CHUM you rock !
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    There are disc brake adapters that run roughly around $50 but they are for specific brands and I do not know if there is one for Mongoose bikes.

    There is however this conversion which will likely work but will cost you quite a few pennies...about 15,000 pennies to be exact.



    26" HT conversion kit

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    3. it does not look like your frame has rear tabs to mount for disc (this is why you have a mullet setup)
    I'm still unclear what a "mullet setup" is. I always thought a mullet setup was this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malibu412
    I'm still unclear what a "mullet setup" is. I always thought a mullet setup was this
    A "mullet" in bike terms is a disc brake up front and a rim at the back.
    Not that all teenagers are evil mind, just most of them.

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    yes there is a differences between a Shimano Deore and Shiman Deore LX the lx will be stronger and maybe a bit litter but more expensive unless you are realy into mtbs i wouldent bother getting the lx but you seem like you are so go with that on

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    Quote Originally Posted by gumbymark
    A "mullet" in bike terms is a disc brake up front and a rim at the back.

    that's right....all business up front...and a party in the back

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    Im loving the mullet ! actually I have been working almost my entire life in the fashion world and seems crazy to me but i have seen Similar serious haircuts !

    Back to Haircuts...I mean MTB, I will consider LX tho my regular DEORE is Fine, I believe i have a 2 little Holes on my left hand seat Stay, would that be possible that i can add a disk brake ? I will be uploading pics a little later for you guys to see and get your opinion ! my pics that are up at the moment kinda stink !

    I cant thank you all enough for your help !

    thanks again !

    Seth
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    that may take adapters similar to this:



    On EBAY: disc brake adapter

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