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    Found frame? Can I use it?

    I found this frame, do you think it will take a fox 36? I need a downhill bike, I think I can rake teh fork out a bit by bending it, I'm an engineer.

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    Thats a mongoose frame, I wouldn't invest a dime in it. I'd turn it in for scrap metal. Check ebay and CL for frames. You can get one cheap.
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    Thanks, Thumpy, but I'll keep looking for a nice set of wheels for it.. It's a Mongoose, that's a good bike right? I heard they are good.

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    That frame needs a pretty serious fork - I am pretty sure a fox 36 would leave you under-forked. I am thinking oldschool marzocchi super-monster with 12" of zocchi goodness will be a match made in heaven.

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    Ohh, so do you think a 40? That would be awsome to do some downhill on.

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    a 40 would be the smallest to consider on that frame.

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    Awesome, i'll post pics of the build.

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    Nice frame, but it's no Jeep...

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    I know, Jeep bikes are the pinacle right? Can't afford that now, the rusty Mongoose found on the river has to do....so I got a double crown fork to put on it.

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    Re: Found frame? Can I use it?

    You are an engineer, I think you could figure out how to put 2 lefty forks for maximum downhill capabilities. Be sure to rake them out to 45 degrees.

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    Yes...why 45 degrees though, more rake for downhilll right. I'm a certified welder too, I may go more slack than that.

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    Whatever you do make sure you put the trick pegs back on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumpy69 View Post
    Whatever you do make sure you put the trick pegs back on it.
    Dude, and those fold down mid fork pegs from the 80's freestyle bikes. I could use it in the bike park too.

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    Personally, I'd keep the fork that's on it, looks sweet!

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    Put a 29er wheel on the front and a 24" wheel on the back. That'll help slack out the head angle.

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    Banana seat.
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    To bad you can't afford a jeep frame. I saw one of those jeep bikes from walmart on craigslist, they advertised it made by jeep and it had drive shafts and gears in the frame to make it all wheel drive. That would be Schweet.
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    What a find....you sure it isn't stolen?

    I would take it down to the police station and find out.
    Maybe they can locate the original owner.

    It's the right thing to do.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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