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    $5 Barn fresh Mongoose ATB

    I love a good $5 bike. This '85 Mongoose ATB is bone stock, right down to the mylar strips in the Pro Class rims and clapped-out skinwall tires.

    It's cleaning up nicely - just not sure what to do with it next.

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    That.

    Is.

    Awesome.

    I'd raise the seat, lower the stem and roll the bars back so they don't point up at the ends like a 1920's magician's moustache.

    Then I'd swap the tyres out for something that won't crack and perish and go for a ride on it.

    Well done on the clean up. Shows how nicely they were made when a bit of elbow grease brings them up sweet.

    Grumps

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    Oh, and check this out for tips on how to ride it.

    https://www.pinkbike.com/video/453911/

    Hehehe

    Grumps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    Oh, and check this out for tips on how to ride it.

    https://www.pinkbike.com/video/453911/

    Hehehe

    Grumps
    ah the eighties
    always mad and usually drunk......

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    Agreed with above, now there's one for that museum the guy in Minnesota wants to create, it's got age, mass produced and chrome bling, perfect, no? Cheers and a 5 spot well spent

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    Hah! I watched that at least four or five times after I brought the bike home on Saturday. No squish, no dropper, no hydro brakes...

    I found an old Vetta seat in my deep-storage parts bin and ordered a chain and some retro Snakebelly tires last night; deep-cleaning and groupset tuning will have to wait for the weekend. Iíll tweak the whole set-up properly once Mr. Brown Pants delivers the goods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmg71 View Post
    ah the eighties
    So much Ď80s...
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    -Gears give me headaches

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    I need to find some obnoxious Zubaz and a pink bum bag.

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    The guys I usually ride with are very much the "latest and greatest". I call them the "Interbike Crew". My 2014 Santa Cruz Bronson is probably the oldest bike in the group. All bling too, Yetis, Santa Cruz, Niners etc.

    I like rocking up on a vintage bike because they don't really get it. I'm gonna kick it up a notch. I'm gonna turn up to one of our rides on one of my archaic ~1990 bikes with my flouro yellow Oakley Blades and a walkman in a bum bag. Just. To. Piss. Them. Off.

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    Good lordy do I feel like I'm in high school after watching that!

    I have a Ross in the barn that is that things twin, or at least it was till it met me....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    The guys I usually ride with are very much the "latest and greatest". I call them the "Interbike Crew". My 2014 Santa Cruz Bronson is probably the oldest bike in the group. All bling too, Yetis, Santa Cruz, Niners etc.

    I like rocking up on a vintage bike because they don't really get it. I'm gonna kick it up a notch. I'm gonna turn up to one of our rides on one of my archaic ~1990 bikes with my flouro yellow Oakley Blades and a walkman in a bum bag. Just. To. Piss. Them. Off.

    Grumps
    It ain't the arrow...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    Oh, and check this out for tips on how to ride it.

    https://www.pinkbike.com/video/453911/

    Hehehe

    Grumps
    next level internet right there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    Oh, and check this out for tips on how to ride it.

    https://www.pinkbike.com/video/453911/

    Hehehe

    Grumps
    That is awesome! But the music seemed a lot better than most of the music from the '80s.
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    Skipped the Snakebelly skinwalls 'cuz I found these WTB All-Terrains for 20% off, looped on a new chain, too. She's getting minty-er by the minute.

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