The all new for 1997 Mongoose the fuzz features a completely redesigned and beefed up 100% cro-mo frame, in chrome with a chrome threadless hi ten cro-mo fork. A Dia-compe 1 ⅛ Ahead set, Mongoose inverted solution alloy stem, Mongoose thick wall cro-mo handlebar. Mongoose Kryton grips, Dia Compe 990 rear brake on the rear with Dia Compe MX 101 lever, Araya 907X double wall, chrome plated 48 hole alloy rims with Formula oversized alloy hubs and Mongoose blur tyres. Mongoose heat treated 3-piece cro-mo curved 180 millimetre crank set, with polished alloy 44 tooth chain wheel, Mongoose alloy comp pedals, 27.2 millimetre seat post, Mongoose racing seat and 3 bolt seat clamp.
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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.