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#1 2010-04-03 7:34pm

Mrgalaxy
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1985 Mongoose Californian

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1985 Mongoose Californian

Finally got another Cali!

Found this mostly built up in a local bike shop, Bike Club falls church VA to be exact. This place is the best shop around D.C. imho. The frame and forks are Mongoose with perfect chrome.  Since I sold my old Cali the repop stickers are available so I applied these to the frame and forks. The rear brakes are unknown and it also came with the headset dust covers. I would like to find an era correct proclass stem and bars. rims and skinwalls. I had this baby blue Dominator laying around just for a time like this.

Updated, got rid of the z-rims and the heavy kendas and puncture resistant slime inner tubes. I think it dropped five pounds. Feeling pretty good about this bike now. It now is riding on Cheng Shin skinwalls and Arayas. Also swapped the tecktro with a Dia-compe lever. Still not perfect but working towards it.


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#2 2010-04-04 8:31am

Roboprop
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Re: 1985 Mongoose Californian

Sweet set up as is!

What make of bars are those?


Don't mind me. I'm just here to look at pictures.

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#3 2010-04-04 11:23am

Mrgalaxy
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Re: 1985 Mongoose Californian

Thanks, they are stamped HB which I think is Hoffman.

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#4 2010-04-04 11:29am

Burnside
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From: Alexandria, VA
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Re: 1985 Mongoose Californian

Sweet bike .I'm gonna have to make my way over to the bike club one of these days.


"It does say ask any and all questions. It doesn't say no cracks dents or rewelds"
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#5 2010-04-04 1:10pm

Mrgalaxy
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Re: 1985 Mongoose Californian

Burnside wrote:

Sweet bike .I'm gonna have to make my way over to the bike club one of these days.

It is a great shop. You can use their tools and work on your bikes at there. Right now they have two nos chrome trickstar II F/F sets. I picked up a set of Araya's and a rear pro-c;ass. Who knows what is there, they have more bikes crammed into a small shop than anywhere.

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#6 2010-04-04 1:14pm

Mrgalaxy
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Re: 1985 Mongoose Californian

Pro class, I wish we could edit.

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#7 2010-04-11 6:09pm

chumly43
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Re: 1985 Mongoose Californian

Awesome bike

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#8 2010-05-17 10:18am

myone
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From: S. Paterson, NJ
Registered: 2008-07-15
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Re: 1985 Mongoose Californian

Awsome goose man i aint really feelin those H bars but beutiful none the lesss.


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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#9 2010-05-17 5:57pm

Mrgalaxy
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Re: 1985 Mongoose Californian

myone wrote:

Awsome goose man i aint really feelin those H bars but beutiful none the lesss.

Thanks, I know what you mean. I would like to find some nice supergoose bars. I have the blue mongoose grips waiting on the self.

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#10 2010-05-18 4:01pm

myone
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Re: 1985 Mongoose Californian

Mrgalaxy wrote:

myone wrote:

Awsome goose man i aint really feelin those H bars but beutiful none the lesss.

Thanks, I know what you mean. I would like to find some nice supergoose bars. I have the blue mongoose grips waiting on the self.

Proclass or CW would do the trick.wink


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 2010-05-18 4:12pm

myone
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From: S. Paterson, NJ
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Posts: 7940
Bikes: 9

Re: 1985 Mongoose Californian

Mrgalaxy wrote:

myone wrote:

Awsome goose man i aint really feelin those H bars but beutiful none the lesss.

Thanks, I know what you mean. I would like to find some nice supergoose bars. I have the blue mongoose grips waiting on the self.

Proclass or CW would do the trick.wink


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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