The Mongoose DMC BMX - the Dennis McCoy signature freestyle/flatland ride returns for 1997. The identifying features of the 1997 Mongoose DMC BMX frame are: Oversized tubing on the seat stays and chain stays with depressed drive-side chain stay for chainwheel clearance, 1 1/8" head set and 1 1/8" threadless fork, U-brake mount on chain stay.
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Made in Taiwan.
Fourth Letter in the serial indicates year of production. F=1996 or G=1997. X in the example above indicates production Month (E to L - May to Dec). Y in the example above indicates production Month (A to D - Jan to April).
Bikes made in Taiwan usually had an 8 month production and shipping timeline before they were sold in bike shops around the world. In May of any year, factories would usually switch production to making models for the following year.