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BigW dragsters

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:10 pm
by mrmorbid
For those that don't get / don't read their junk mail, BigW are now selling a Mambo dragster. As per all Mambo bikes, the quality will probably be on the lower end of the scale, but could be a good fun bike to customise, use for parts etc.

http://catalogues.bigw.com.au/portal/of ... dCatalogue)Mambo+Retro+Classic+Single+Speed+Dragster+50cm

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Re: BigW dragsters

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:36 pm
by jet-ski
looks tiny, the only thing that might be OK is the apehangers and maybe the white walls... the seat looks fragile, the sissy bar is tiny....

i'm annoyed that they re-did the Mambo men's cruiser before I could get one, and the new one is uglier....

Re: BigW dragsters

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:58 pm
by Mulger bill
Unicrown fork and ashtabula cranks :? What's the bottom line? Might make a cheap parts source for my Road King.

Re: BigW dragsters

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:19 am
by xsocruz
I like it. Hope to get one soon.

Re: BigW dragsters

Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:49 pm
by xsocruz
Got it but was too lazy to assemble (:

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Re: BigW dragsters

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:15 pm
by xsocruz
Assembled it - replaced wheels with black rims. This will be for my son in the future (:

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Re: BigW dragsters

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:06 pm
by mrmorbid
Looks good with the black rims, though I did note one extremely similar for sale on Ebay just the other day :D Guessing you don't want to hang on to it for your son after all?

Re: BigW dragsters

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:39 pm
by xsocruz
mrmorbid wrote:Looks good with the black rims, though I did note one extremely similar for sale on Ebay just the other day :D Guessing you don't want to hang on to it for your son after all?


Yah, I got others (:

I have like eight bikes at home doing nothing so am clearing out (:

Re: BigW dragsters

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:46 am
by hartleymartin
I think that these beg to be customised with springer forks, repainted, etc. A good source for a cheap frame.

Re: BigW dragsters

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:52 am
by rkelsen

Re: BigW dragsters

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:19 am
by devilishdesigner
I had a look at the dragsters in there the other day. Everything looks pretty solid (heavy), welding is pretty ugly on the frame, no lugs, nice to see the frame with the twin tubes matching up with the top tube at the seatpost rather than sitting lower like some of the cheaper 70's originals. Seat is much better padded than the originals although suffers in appearance because of this.

Re: BigW dragsters

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:07 pm
by hewey
Make sure you pull em apart and grease the bearings, lots of stories of these with completely dry bearing races :shock:

Re: BigW dragsters

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:43 pm
by Chickenman
has anyone on here ever fitted gears to one of these cruisers? and/or how hard would it be to do?

Thanks in advance
Chook

Re: BigW dragsters

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:01 pm
by jet-ski
depending on the dropout spacing you might get a retro 3 speed hub in there. Not worth it IMO.

Re: BigW dragsters

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:48 pm
by ldrcycles
I really wish they did one in a proper adult size, would be great to get one and just tart it up a bit for cruising the paths.

Re: BigW dragsters

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:21 pm
by Mulger bill
ldrcycles wrote:I really wish they did one in a proper adult size, would be great to get one and just tart it up a bit for cruising the paths.


Don't they have a 26" wheeled mens cruiser? Add a banana seat and apehangers :?

Re: BigW dragsters

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:33 pm
by ldrcycles
Not showing on the website atm but they did have a black and red Mambo cruiser with 26" wheels, that's the one i was referring to, but i had a look at one on the floor a few months back and the frame was way too small. I would love a Micargi Mustang after seeing one at a LBS but they want $1200.

Re: BigW dragsters

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:19 pm
by Mulger bill
Ahh :(

Micargi looks sweeeeeet, $450 on US ebay, wonder what the shipping is...

Re: BigW dragsters

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:32 am
by ldrcycles
That reminds me, what is the name for those huge swept back bars the micargi has?

Re: BigW dragsters

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:21 pm
by DaSchmooze
Mulger bill wrote:Ahh :(

Micargi looks sweeeeeet, $450 on US ebay, wonder what the shipping is...



Bought myself a Micargi Flacon and they're not really built for people my height (6ft 1). All good - the GF needed a bike so now she's got a bright red cruiser!

Re: BigW dragsters

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:59 pm
by Friesy
I used to have a Repco cruiser from Big W. The rear wheel was egged and the frame was tweaked out of the box

Re: BigW dragsters

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:55 pm
by hewey
I used to have a Micargi, after this I wont be buying another one :roll: :evil:
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If you want an adult size cruiser keep an eye on ebay for second hand brand name cruisers like Electra, Dyno, Kustom Kruiser, Schwinn, Felt etc. I picked up this Kustom Kruiser below for $150, but realistically you're looking at $300-$400ish generally. Just watch out for ones that live by the ocean and have lots of rust.
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Re: BigW dragsters

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:53 pm
by ldrcycles
hewey wrote:Image



HOLY MACKEREL!! That's seriously crook.