Mongoose Sahara

These are bikes that work well on the road for recreational riding or trips to the store and also work for paved or well groomed bike trails, rails-to-trails and around the block.
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Re: Mongoose Sahara

Postby to the beach » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:56 pm

The only thing better would be studded winter tires like Nokian from Scandinavia.
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Re: Mongoose Sahara

Postby Tomcat65 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:23 pm

Seems to me, a studded tire could be really heavy, compared to other tires, but on ice, I'm sure there's nothing like them
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Re: Mongoose Sahara

Postby to the beach » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:15 pm

Yeah, there's a lot of unridable days that studs could handle.
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Re: Mongoose Sahara

Postby dtholmanmax » Mon May 29, 2017 7:03 pm

So my wife has one of these...I started taking it apart today and will be cleaning the lint and dust off of ir and I've ordered the tires and tubes I want for comfort. I'm basically trying to rehab a bike I was otherwise going to trash. It's seriously only been ridden a handful of times in 12 years and I'd like to save it. On the cheap. Other than simple greening the hell outta it, what else should I do?
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Re: Mongoose Sahara

Postby to the beach » Mon May 29, 2017 9:04 pm

If you're not needing to attack rust, there should be very little to do. I would pull the housings off all the cables and clean the inner cables with scotch brite wetted with degreaser and lube them with chain lube. Next, replace the brake pads as they would have hardened with age and will no longer perform correctly. Unless there is a noticeable problem with the headset and bottom bracket, I would just leave them as is, it never hurts to repack them with fresh grease but if the grease was there to start, it's likely still fine...just my opinion. The frame is aluminum so there's no rust spreading around inside there. The fork, I wish it were cost effective for me to replace the fork, it just hinders performance and doesn't do much more than bounce around, on the same note, there really is no maintenance for a pogo stick.
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