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1980 Team Mongoose
 

1980 Team Mongoose

1980 Mongoose Team might actually be a Motomag, I believe original Skyway Tuff Wheel II wheels, my actual childhood bike, I recently restored it

I got this bike when I was 10 Years old back in 1988...I had a Ross Pirahanna Freestyle that I got earlier that year and I saw this Mongoose on sale used at my local Consignment shop....I begged my parents for it because it had legit Skyway mags....It was $60 and I don't remember but probably had all the original 1980 parts on it....it was the late 80's, so I set it up with Haro Master handlebars...the GT frame stands, folding front forks stands etc.....that was the style but it was designed to be a true BMX bike. I rode it until I was about 13-14 and it had sat in my parents basement until a few months ago until I decided I was going to bring it back to as close a 1980 BMX bike as I could without spending a fortune.  I sold off all the parts that I felt were more Freestyle to justify buying Old School reissue and NOS stuff from Porkchop BMX.  I am really happy how it turned out...I hope that my kids will end up enjoying this bike (and take care of it) someday.  My parents bugged me about getting rid of this bike for years, I'm really glad I hung onto it.....I put the reissue Mongoose Team stickers on it but I actually think it might have been a Motomag.  I always thought that the mags were an aftermarket piece to this bike, but doing research, I think that they might have come on this bike right out of the factory...the mags don't have any visible Mongoose print on them though.  Any input would be great...thanks !!  

Submitted by Gettinrad

  • All-Around
  • Company: Mongoose
  • Model: Team
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"