|Mongoose Made a Carbon Road Frame?||LuckyLyndy|
Feb 23, 2002 11:53 AM
|Did Mongoose make an all carbon IBOC road frame in the 90's?
Was it lugged? Or was it only a carbon fork and seat stays?
Was there ever a review of it?
Feb 23, 2002 2:04 PM
|I believe it was all carbon with carbon lugs. There was a Louisville, KY Cat 1 team that raced on them in 97-98. We promoted a spring series in Cincinnati that a lot of those guys came to.
We have a nice photo of one busted in half in our Spring Series photo gallery. The rider got run into a curb, and the top tube / down tube both sheared. The only thing holding it together was the cables.
|re: Mongoose Made a Carbon Road Frame?||Akirasho|
Feb 24, 2002 8:02 AM
|Mongoose made a monocoque carbon fiber IBOC frame in the mid nineties though I'm unsure if it ever saw production.
This bike was reviewed in an old issue of "Bicycle Guide/Bicyclist" magazine... I cannot remember the issue.
This of course is not the bike, but it's frame resembled this layout http://www.phm.gov.au/hsc/bike/
Remain In Light.
|the carbon lugged double diamond frame was ...||lonefrontranger|
Feb 24, 2002 10:22 AM
|a production IBOC frameset that the public could get their hands on, not the superbikes they built for the Olympics (boy was that ever a money pit).
I think the original post was asking about the road frame (?). I know they sold them in bike shops, but they just weren't that popular. The Mongoose Cat 1 team had them, and you could buy them from Clarksville Schwinn, but I never really saw them elsewhere. Something about Mongoose being such a BMX oriented marketing image, no doubt.
I'll see if this photo upload works - this is what's left of Willie Geoghan's bike from the Cincinnati Financial Crit, April '97; note the large hunk of turf jammed under the saddle:
|and another shot from the side:||lonefrontranger|
Feb 24, 2002 10:24 AM
|Here's the shot where you see it was an IBOC frame...|| |