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Friday, December 9, 2011

Mongoose Dynametric

Those who know me, know I am an absolute Bike Nut. I love all bikes, okay, most bikes.  Well, two weeks ago, I get a text from an old high school friend, Mike Thompson. 

The text went something like, "Do you want the Mongoose." "Sure, how much."  "Free, Gratis, Nothing." "Okay."

I pick up the bike and it was in descent condition but needing some general TLC.  The first thing I did was strip off all the components so I could clean up the frame and components.  The old cantilever brakes and 7 speed shifters were trashed.  After a thorough cleaning, I reinstalled the components.  I went to Incycle, and bought new cables, brake levers and V-Brakes. I installed and adjusted everything. 

The  Mongoose Dynametric rides nice.  I had an old set of Shimano Deore LX thumb shifters.  I installed them and am amazed by how well the 7 speed setup shifts, so smooth and surprisingly quick!  I was instantly brought back to the early 1990s.  I think I could get by on an old 7 speed Deore setup. 

So now I have one more bike in my collection.  The frame is about 49cm.  Does anyone need a bike? I will let it go for what I have into it with regards to new cables, brakes, brake levers and my shifters. 







3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is the bike still available?

Jason Castillo said...

Sorry, it is no longer available.

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