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    1985 Mongoose

 Always like the chrome bikes.  Just seems like a nice finish for mountain bikes, no chipping!  Back when Mongoose was a high quality BMX brand they decided to get into the mountain bike scene.  You can see some of the BMX influences and the unique drilled rims.

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Frame Triple Butted Cro-Moly
Fork Cro-Moly
Rear Shock NA
Rims Araya? drilled between spoke holes
Hubs SR sealed mechanism, nutted axles
Spokes Chrome plated
Tires Kenda
Pedals SR BMX
Crank Sakae SA
Chain Shimano UG *
Rear Cogs Suntour 5 speed freewheel
Bottom Bracket Generic
Front Derailleur Suntour AG Tech
Rear Derailleur Suntour MounTech
Shifters Suntour XC  thumb shifters
Handlebars Steel riser
Stem SR MTS 100 alloy "slingshot" style
Headset Mongoose
Brake set Dia Compe 980
Brake levers Dia Compe 4 finger
Saddle Avocet
Seat Post Alloy straight
Colors Chrome
Size 21" c-c
Serial #   M5-H0222

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