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#1 2009-01-11 8:20pm

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1976 Mongoose Motomag

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1976 Mongoose Motomag

My "Copper Goose" inspired by the OCC "Statue of Liberty" Copper Chopper...

I wanted to do something a little different with a vintage 1976 "Long" Mongoose build so I went for a nice polished copper on this one. I've never seen one before in copper and I was pretty happy with the way it turned out. The only thing that isn't '76 era-correct is the New School "S&M" sprocket. I liked the way it went with the Motomag 1's and gave a slight hint of "moderness" to this unique build... This bike rides very well and feels almost exactly like the first Mongoose I owned back in 1976.


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#2 2009-01-12 1:04am

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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

this thing is SICK! cool

Love it...


mongoose the bike that's built to fly

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#3 2009-01-12 5:26am

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would love to see this bike showcased at the Rockford show.  Who did your copper job?

 

#4 2009-01-12 8:48am

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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

That is VERY nice bike. Although the sprocket is "new school" it gives a nice matching touch to the overall result. Beautiful.

Got detail photos of the sprocket and the GOLD bottom bracket please?

Timo

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#5 2009-01-12 12:54pm

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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

Thanks for the nice comments guys. wink

Timo, send me a PM and I'll try to get you some more pics if you like.


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#6 2009-01-13 11:04pm

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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

Another truely awesome bike from the drummer! cool That copper looks great, awesome idea.


"Danger is my business" ~ Jeff Spicoli - Fast Times at Ridgemont High
~1978 Mongoose Motomag~1979 Mongoose motomag~1983 Kuwahara KZ-83 Laser Lite~1981 Mongoose II~

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#7 2009-02-06 3:06pm

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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

Sorry Bridge I forgot to answer your question...

The Copper was done by my friend Daryl, who does alot of the plating for Orange County Choppers.

The "Copper Mongoose" was inspired by this "Statue of Liberty Bike" that he did for them:

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh73/mongoosedrummer/LIBERTY_expand.jpg


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#8 2009-02-06 5:52pm

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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

beautiful!  my first ever bike was a copper stingray....stolen in less than a week. been cynical ever since:(

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#9 2009-02-14 4:18pm

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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

MWC I'd love to see a picture of that Copper Stingray... I've looked but can't seem to find any pics of one. Copper looks really good on any build IMO. I'm thinking of doing a couple more...tongue


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#10 2009-04-06 3:56pm

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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

Wow man you realy out did your self with this one incredable love the moto mag crank never seen any thing like that OLDSCHOOLrules PEACE(MYONE)Home grown on the mongoose farm.


Everybody sing GOOOOO YANKEES !!!                      MAH!! COULD WE GET SOME MEATLOAF ??????????

Your gonna wear the shirt of the band your going to see??? DONT BE THAT GUY!!!!!!
R.I.P. Autmn Pasquale 12yrs. old you will not be forgotten. Murderd over BMX parts. UNFORGIVABLE.

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#11 2009-05-22 10:21pm

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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

Couple more pics...

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh73/mongoosedrummer/DSC06355-1.jpg
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh73/mongoosedrummer/DSC06366-1-1.jpg
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh73/mongoosedrummer/DSC06344-1.jpg
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh73/mongoosedrummer/DSC06371-1.jpg


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#12 2009-05-26 6:50pm

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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

incredible plating job, and overall build..  any chance of getting some contact info of the plater?

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#13 2009-08-25 9:04pm

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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

You can call Daryl direct at "Chromemasters", he's a good man and has done lot's of stuff for members here: (615) 256-9828

His website: http://www.chromemasters.com/

cool


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#14 2009-08-25 9:11pm

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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

speechless....................


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#15 2009-11-01 6:29pm

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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

Stunning fall weather today in Nashville, so I took the Copper Goose out for a spin and some new pics... Enjoy!

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh73/mongoosedrummer/DSC09164.jpg
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh73/mongoosedrummer/DSC09149.jpg
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http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh73/mongoosedrummer/DSC09233.jpg

Koa was enjoying herself as well... cool

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh73/mongoosedrummer/DSC09231.jpg


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#16 2009-11-01 7:04pm

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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

I cant beleave how amaizing this bike is i could look at it all day.PEACE(MYONE)big_smile


Everybody sing GOOOOO YANKEES !!!                      MAH!! COULD WE GET SOME MEATLOAF ??????????

Your gonna wear the shirt of the band your going to see??? DONT BE THAT GUY!!!!!!
R.I.P. Autmn Pasquale 12yrs. old you will not be forgotten. Murderd over BMX parts. UNFORGIVABLE.

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#17 2009-11-10 11:41am

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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

That's a build very unique!! wink cool

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#18 2010-04-05 6:52am

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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

amazing bike.  I m drooling over it..

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#19 2010-04-05 6:58am

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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh lower gusset, me likey, must have lower gusset...   someday!  yikeslolyikeslol


I'm always looking for early Mongoose frames with the lower gusset, 75-76 or early 77. And anything Ashtabula!!!
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#20 2010-04-05 7:05am

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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

Very nice goose....

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#21 2010-06-10 5:34pm

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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

whats the name of those wheels


i love mags

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#22 2010-10-18 10:17pm

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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

These wheels are arguably the most important historical mag wheel ever invented for bicycle motocross. cool

http://www.google.com/search?source=ig& … d52d82d8c1


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#23 2011-01-26 5:20pm

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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

Beautiful! What is the tt length? I knew they made a shorty and a regular length tt. Didn't know they made a long. That is sweet!!


Always looking for Cook Bros. parts or 26" f/f.
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#24 2011-01-26 7:04pm

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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

Thanks for the comment and question. smile

To clarify, the regular/standard size Mongoose back in the day ('75 -'76' - '77) is what we now call a "shorty" today and it has TT length of 16.5"

The "long" Mongoose as I call this one (that is what it was called back in '75-'76-'77) is what we know today as a "regular sized" Mongoose, 18.5" TT.


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#25 2011-02-14 11:05am

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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

that is super sweet.  i'm curious - copper oxidizes quickly, how do you maintain that surface?  is it sealed somehow?  i really like this a lot.  instant fav!  cool


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