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Postby mrmorbid » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:10 pm

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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Postby jet-ski » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:36 pm

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....
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Re: BigW dragsters

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:58 pm

Unicrown fork and ashtabula cranks :? What's the bottom line? Might make a cheap parts source for my Road King.
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Re: BigW dragsters

Postby xsocruz » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:19 am

I like it. Hope to get one soon.
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Re: BigW dragsters

Postby xsocruz » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:49 pm

Got it but was too lazy to assemble (:

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Re: BigW dragsters

Postby xsocruz » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:15 pm

Assembled it - replaced wheels with black rims. This will be for my son in the future (:

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Re: BigW dragsters

Postby mrmorbid » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:06 pm

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?
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Re: BigW dragsters

Postby xsocruz » Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:39 pm

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 (:
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Re: BigW dragsters

Postby hartleymartin » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:46 am

I think that these beg to be customised with springer forks, repainted, etc. A good source for a cheap frame.
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Re: BigW dragsters

Postby devilishdesigner » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:19 am

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.
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Re: BigW dragsters

Postby hewey » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:07 pm

Make sure you pull em apart and grease the bearings, lots of stories of these with completely dry bearing races :shock:
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Re: BigW dragsters

Postby Chickenman » Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:43 pm

has anyone on here ever fitted gears to one of these cruisers? and/or how hard would it be to do?

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Re: BigW dragsters

Postby jet-ski » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:01 pm

depending on the dropout spacing you might get a retro 3 speed hub in there. Not worth it IMO.
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Re: BigW dragsters

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:48 pm

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.
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Re: BigW dragsters

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:21 pm

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 :?
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Re: BigW dragsters

Postby ldrcycles » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:33 pm

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.
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Re: BigW dragsters

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:19 pm

Ahh :(

Micargi looks sweeeeeet, $450 on US ebay, wonder what the shipping is...
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Re: BigW dragsters

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:32 am

That reminds me, what is the name for those huge swept back bars the micargi has?
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Re: BigW dragsters

Postby DaSchmooze » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:21 pm

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!
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Re: BigW dragsters

Postby Friesy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:59 pm

I used to have a Repco cruiser from Big W. The rear wheel was egged and the frame was tweaked out of the box
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Re: BigW dragsters

Postby hewey » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:55 pm

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

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:53 pm

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HOLY MACKEREL!! That's seriously crook.
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