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#1 2009-01-11 8:20pm

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1975 Mongoose Motomag

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1975 Mongoose Motomag

My absolute favorite bike...

This is my "Holy Grail" 1975 "Long" Mongoose in original Nickel, with original '75 forks and factory issued original decals. Everything else on it is pretty much NOS era-correct for '75. The Simi Motomag 1's are in nearly perfect original condition and the NOS "Lucky 7" Schwinn sprocket is a replacement of the same one that originally came on this bike. With nice low gearing and classic Mongoose handling, this thing is fast and rides like a dream...


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#2 2009-01-11 8:29pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Wow. Looks really sweet!
Is that my old bike?


Still searching for my missing bikes from BITD. 1979 Blue Max serial: CI9 221346 and 1977 Webco serial: 42667. Both were last seen at Spoke and Sport Bicycles in Spokane, WA around 1984. $600 reward if found!!

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#3 2009-01-11 8:35pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Is that bike a Motomag?

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#4 2009-01-11 8:39pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Yes Sean! I hope it turned out the way you expected my Mongoose brother... Thanks for helping me.smile


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#5 2009-01-11 8:41pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Nice! You did an excellent job. big_smile


Still searching for my missing bikes from BITD. 1979 Blue Max serial: CI9 221346 and 1977 Webco serial: 42667. Both were last seen at Spoke and Sport Bicycles in Spokane, WA around 1984. $600 reward if found!!

  "Have you ever noticed that other people`s stuff is shit and your shit is stuff?" - George Carlin

WANT TO BUY BLACK 26" CYCLE PRO SNAKEBELLY SKINWALL OR FIRST GEN SPECIALIZED STUMPJUMPER TIRES!!

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#6 2009-01-11 8:42pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Motor City Mongoose wrote:

Is that bike a Motomag?

No Dave. That term came out in the 80's to describe a different version. These were only ever described as a "Mongoose". A 1975 "Mongoose" either had "Motomag" wheels on it or it did not.

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#7 2009-01-11 8:43pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

It did originally have a Motomag sticker on the downtube.


Still searching for my missing bikes from BITD. 1979 Blue Max serial: CI9 221346 and 1977 Webco serial: 42667. Both were last seen at Spoke and Sport Bicycles in Spokane, WA around 1984. $600 reward if found!!

  "Have you ever noticed that other people`s stuff is shit and your shit is stuff?" - George Carlin

WANT TO BUY BLACK 26" CYCLE PRO SNAKEBELLY SKINWALL OR FIRST GEN SPECIALIZED STUMPJUMPER TIRES!!

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#8 2009-01-11 8:49pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Funny story on those decals...

When my Dad and I put together the first Mongoose I had back in 1976, I remember looking at the "Motomag" stickers and being totally baffled... I had no idea where to stick them on the actual Motomags! tongue

Then after looking at some pictures of a complete bike, I said, "Dad, they go on the frame."

He said, "I wouldn't put them on son. They take away from the beauty of the Nickel finish and they don't match the other ones."

So, we chucked em' in the trash!

To this day, I still don't like them on a frame. None of my "Mongoose" have them. But, that's just me... And my old man. (RIP Jack)smile


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#9 2009-01-12 1:07am

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Ah the Holy Grail of Mongoose...

Nice!


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#10 2009-01-12 4:05am

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

That is truly badass! I love it.


Looking for a set of 79-80 dura ace cranks.
Looking for an early to mid 90's RObinson cruiser F/F.

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#11 2009-01-12 5:24am

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Of the pages and pages of Mongooses on this site, your 75 Beauty shows up as the 3rd bike in the parade.  very cool.

 

#12 2009-01-12 10:00am

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

One of the best finds for a Mongoose on this site IMO wink


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#13 2009-01-12 12:51pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Thanks for the nice comments guys.wink


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#14 2009-01-28 12:38am

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

This Goose is the very best ive seen - AWESOME RIDE


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#15 2009-04-17 10:09pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Thanks Maddawg... You always post great comments for everyone. You have some pretty cool stuff going on yourself!  smile

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#16 2009-08-23 10:18pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

this one is something! 1975 cool

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#17 2009-11-07 7:12pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Beautiful late fall day here in Nashville... Took the Goose out for a ride and snapped a few new pics. cool

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http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh73/mongoosedrummer/DSC09342.jpg
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh73/mongoosedrummer/DSC09336.jpg


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#18 2009-11-07 7:17pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Cool, me and my family was also out today riding around on post on a few of our gooses too.
didn't take any pics though.
Yours is still lookin sweet, "Mongoosedrummer"!


I'm looking for the following frames, frame & forks or completes by BMX products:
MotoTrac (nickle or chrome), Racer-X or a Super-X (with the double gussets).
Thanks wink
I'm also johnng23604 at "Retro-goose", "VintageBMX" & "RADbmx"

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#19 2010-05-15 10:48am

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

beautiful!  looks exactly like my very 1st bmx...man, that takes me back!  had to fav this one.


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#20 2010-09-26 11:59pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

That is sweet

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#21 2011-05-03 12:34pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

classic!


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#22 2011-05-05 8:54am

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

That was my dream bike BITD.  Couldn't afford one then.
Great bike!  smile

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#23 2011-05-11 4:55am

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

nice ride . those mag wheels are unique

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#24 2011-08-23 5:24pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Those old motomags are so cool.

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#25 2012-04-07 5:36pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

KILLER!

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