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Have a look at this site:http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/index.php/t-15120.html and this site might help http://www.bikewebsite.com/suspension.htm You will have to either search for the manufacturers site and look for the adjustment info there( you should be able to download the manual for the forks ) or mention the specifics here so we can find them. According to my info your bike should have a Suntour SF-M3010db fork on it.

Mongoose Exile... | Answered on Aug 29, 2009

To change the front gear (probably 3 selections) use the left lever. To change the rear cassette, use the right one. To shift smoothly, slow your pedalling to switch, and don't change gears when you are pedalling hard, especially up hill. Gears hate that :)

Mongoose Exile... | Answered on Aug 04, 2009

spray some wd40 into the cable untill you see it dripping out the other end then attatch a pair of vice grips to the tail end and losen the cable nut on the derailer then pull tight with vice grips and tighten cable nut.

Mongoose Exile... | Answered on Aug 02, 2009

take the grips off and wrap some friction tape around the handlebars about half to three quarters the length of the grip from the end of the bars. then put the grips back on. shouldn't need more than 3 layers of tape

Mongoose Exile... | Answered on Jul 31, 2009

Try an automotive supply store like NAPA or AutoZone.

Mongoose Exile... | Answered on Jul 23, 2009

oil up the parts !!! tighten the bolts in the back part !!!!!

Mongoose Exile... | Answered on Jul 17, 2009

My 7 speed bicycle gears are not working correctly. 3rd gear is now tougher to pedal than 4th. Something is making a clickling noise and it seems that the gears are slipping. I am thinking that something was shaken loose while transporting on a bike rack for 14 hrs. Any suggestion on fixing it other than taking it to a bike dealer?

Mongoose Exile... | Answered on Jun 22, 2009

1. You need to make sure the tube doesnt have more than one piercings [inflate the tube and, using a bucket of clear water, immerse it and observe any air outlets. if you have a pen or marker, mark them] 2. Make sure the valve of the tube really is tight enough. If it isnt, use a valve spanner to tighten it, but make sure you dont do it too hard, or else it will snap.
3. You'll need to check the tyre for any sharp objects that could have got stuck in it and are causing new punctures 4. You need to make sure that both the tube and patch are course enough to be glued to each other when you apply the contact adhesive to them. 5. When you apply the adhesive, depending on the brand, you wont need to 'immediately stick the two surfaces together, let a bit of fresh air dry them a bit, [this would imply waiting for minute or 2] then patch things up

Mongoose Exile... | Answered on Jun 18, 2009

there are two small screws located on the derailleur. Hi/Low
this might help too

Mongoose Exile... | Answered on Jun 09, 2009

i dont think you can......because these bikes are made for confort at a cheap price..........

higher value bikes can be adjusted....they have special shocks and you can adjust on either soft or stiff ride.....

Mongoose Exile... | Answered on May 14, 2009

this is more complicated than can be taken care of here w/out many pics and diagrams......This is a simple fix for a bikeshop...they do it all day long and they won't charge much...better have them adjust your gears too while they're at it cause that's required after cable change....they can do it while you wait in most cases...probably 5-10 dollar job....good luck to you friend....Tim

Mongoose Exile... | Answered on May 12, 2009

I think I can help. Place one end of the chain over the rear gear (doesn't matter which one, the biggest) and adjust the lever or twist ring on the handlebar so the derailleur lines up in a straight line with it. Pull the chain from the rear sprocket down and over the pivot wheel and back over the bottom wheel so it looks just like this S and the end comes forward. Join the chain links. Place the chain over a couple front teeth and turn the pedal carefully until the chain seats on the front sprocket.

Mongoose Exile... | Answered on May 07, 2009

The cable needs to be adjusted as well as the liit screws. Bring it to a local bike shop and have them give the bike a complete look over. Once one thing is malfunctioning then more issues are close behind.

Mongoose Exile... | Answered on Apr 13, 2009

A special sprocket removal tool is required usually only $20 to $30 bucks at a decent bike shop.

Mongoose Exile... | Answered on Jan 31, 2009


I'm not sure if it's rubbing on the front or rear shifter. The front is more common, so I'll try that first. The shifter pushes the chain left (lower gear) and right (higher gear) to shift - if it's rubbing, then it may be trying to shift. If it can't be fixed by using the shifter directly, which you've probably tried already, you'll probably need to adjust the cable.

There are two ways to adjust the cable, with a barrel adjuster and with a wrench. The barrel is the piece between the cable housing (plastic tube the cable goes through, usually black) and the shifter. If it's the front shifter, it will be the one one the left of your handlebars. Try 'unscrewing' the barrel a little bit at a time. It may be off in either direction, but 'unscrewing' will tighten the cable, and since you bought the bike in the summer, it's likely that the cable has stretched and become loose since then.

Count the number of turns and try only 1 at a time, watching to see if the rubbing goes away. If not, return it to where it was by turning the same number of turns the other way.

Without knowing whether it's the front or rear, which gear it's in and which side it's rubbing on, this is my best answer. Let me know and I'll adjust my advice!


Mongoose Exile... | Answered on Nov 20, 2008

If you have no idea what's wrong then you probably would not be able to fix it either. If a brand new bike then contact the seller for help, see if there's a bike co-op in your town, or go to a bike shop for diagnosis.

Mongoose Cycling | Answered on Jul 11, 2019

Understanding Sag
In order to let the suspension work properly, we allow some of the rear-wheel travel to be used when supporting the rider's weight, this is called 'sag'. The basic idea is to have around 10-20% of your bike's total travel as sag. This allows the rear wheel to drop into dips in the trail and maintain contact and traction.

Adjusting Sag on Rear Suspension
Changing the amount of sag in the rear suspension is done by increasing or decreasing the spring rate of the rear shock. The rear shock's body is threaded and you will notice there is a nut on one end of the spring. Turning the nut in the direction that compresses the spring will increase the spring rate and reduce the amount of sag. Turning the nut in the direction that expands the spring will decrease the spring rate and increase the amount of sag. Never turn the nut to the point where there is space between it and the spring, this may cause damage to the shock.

Mongoose Cycling | Answered on Jun 16, 2019

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