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1982 Mongoose California Special
 

1982 Mongoose California Special

I got this one off the swap meet section of the museum. It had a stuck seat post and damage to all three front tubes from trying to remove it. I wanted to lengthen an old 'Goose to 22" so this was the candidate. I cut the bike apart and replaced the seat post, top tube and lower tube. I re-used the head tube and the gussets. The top tube became the new seat tube and the top and bottom tubes were replaced with 1" x 0.58" chrome moly tubing. It rides nice and stable with the longer wheelbase.

Submitted by Shotgun

  • Race
  • Company: Mongoose
  • Model: California Special
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"
  • Details -'82 Mongoose California Special frame lengthened to 22" top tube. -Unknown fork. -Homebuilt Mongoose style double clamp stem. -GT Pro bars. -A'me grips. -Sugino headset top nut. -Sugino 46 tooth Snowflake sprocket. -Ashtabula crank. -Welgo pedals. -1" diameter lay back seat post. -Iscaselle seat. -Cycle Pro seat post clamp. -Araya rims with Suzue sealed bearing hubs. -Comp 3 style big and little tires. -Bell chain.

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