1981 Mongoose Supergoose
Classic 81 Supergoose, customized for flatland.
This is my favorite bike of all time. I've had the frame since 1998 and I've gone through lots of effort to find and rebuild other classic Mongoose parts from junkyard scraps like 6 busted aluminum Mongoose rims to complete the build to my personal satisfaction. Other than the forks and handlebars, not much has changed on it since I rebuilt it in 2000.
I ride it quite regularly, and am a bit guilty of letting the weather get to it some, but I try to protect the rusty spots with a light layer of grease or oil from time to time. I need to try cleaning it up a bit better, if I'd ever quit riding it long enough...
I wish I knew the exact origins of all the parts, but I do know which parts are and are not genuine Mongoose. Excluding rubber and plastic parts, basically everything is classic Mongoose except the seatpost, forks, freewheel, and chain.
The seatpost is a laid back Cook Bros Racing seatpost which happened to be installed in it when I got it. It took some adapting to make it useful for flatland, but its very comfortable and I also think it matches the frame nicely. The only drawback is that I cannot pinch the seat with my knees... oh well.
The forks I currently have on it are only temporary, until I get my other (non original but still classic) Mongoose forks stripped down and chromed or at least repainted.
The handlebars are Mongoose also, complete with stamped logo concealed by the stem. They're not original, but I do still have the original stainless ones too. I had a cracked weld repaired on it, but after a couple more years with me I had to just retire them because of 4 additional cracks. They're still intact for simple riding, but that's not good enough for me.
Nearly every part on this bike represents some part of my own life history, so it has far more sentimental and entertainment value than monetary value. In other words... ITS NOT FOR SALE!
If you want to see me doing flatland tricks on it, check me out on YouTube.
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