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1978 Team Mongoose
 

1978 Team Mongoose

Mine was stolen and I never got over it!

This was a project bike for me and my 12-year old son.  I had a 1980 Team Mongoose when I was a kid.  It was stolen outside of the local arcade in downtown Ann Arbor in 1983.  When my son got the BMX bug there was no doubt what type of bike we were going to build. 

We purchased the frame and fork from a Museum member in Michigan back in June and then sent it to Chip at C4 for complete restoration.  It was freshly nickle plated and then powered in Mongoose Candy Blue.  Most of the parts were purchased from Museum members, except for the Stamped SS Bars, Stamped SS Post, and Gold Stem - we found these attached to a Motomag we purchased in a small town bike shop in southern Michigan.  They are all mint - we parted out the rest of the Motomag and end up making $600 on the deal.

parts list 

Nos blue and yellow A'me Unitrons 

Mint Mongoose stamped stainless steel handlebars 

Nos mongoose gold stem

Nos mongoose headset 

Nos gold S.S.T dirt skirt 

Nos polished/blue bullseye hubs 

Nos yellow Acs Z rims 

Nos Mitsuboshi comp 3 rainbow label fat/skinny 

Mint 1st gen yellow mongoose pads 

Nos Mongoose suede seat 

Mint Mongoose stamped stainless steel seat post 

Nos gold tuf neck seat clamp 

Nos gold KKT lightining pedals 

Mint show polished Shimano Dura Ace cranks 

Nos Tioga bottom bracket 

Nos gold tuf neck chainring 

Nos Sugino chainring bolts 

Nos gold Dia Compe Tech 3 (rear) 

Nos yellow Dia Compe rear brake cable 

Nos gold Dia Compe Mx1000 brake caliper 

Nos nickel plated Izumi chain

Reproduction decals 

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  • Company: Mongoose
  • Model: Team
  • Material: 4130 Chromoly
  • Headtube size: 1"