All new for 1997 is the Mongoose The Fuzz - Tim "Fuzzy" Hall's new signature bike. The Fuzz features completely new frame design with 1 1/8 threadless fork with 1 1/4" butted CR-MO blades. Low mounted DiaCompe 990 brakes for ultimate stopping power. Formula 48-hole hubs and Araya Super 907X double wall chrome rims.
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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.