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#1 2011-02-16 12:56am

freestyle boy
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1982 Ammaco Mongoose

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1982 Ammaco Mongoose

1982 mongoose by ammaco

this is a 82 ammaco mongoose built for the brithish bmx market, rebuilt by myself took some time but shes there..


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#2 2011-02-16 4:21am

cnc6306
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Re: 1982 Ammaco Mongoose

very nice cool


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#3 2011-02-17 9:09am

Dollar Dave
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Re: 1982 Ammaco Mongoose

Built for British BMX Market, so where was it built?


Magazine Cover Total BMX November 1981. South Park,Pittsburgh,Pa. NBL War of the Stars Pro Class.


Looking for a Blue Vinyl Mongoose Frame Pad:Looking for a 1st Generation Blue Mongoose Number Plate. Looking for 1st Generation Mongoose Velcro Pads Black.

All NOS or VERY CLEAN.

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#4 2011-02-17 11:52pm

johnng23604
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Re: 1982 Ammaco Mongoose

What info or history do you know about these bikes and their contracted work which was authorized by mongoose?
I like the extra bottom gusset ur's has, which is also found on the american '75 - early '77 mongoose's stateside.

Are you leaving it "as is" or eventually gonna change out some of the newer mid school/new school stuff off of your Ammoco for period correct or mongoose parts?

Either way it is a nice and very cool Ammaco, saved as a fave!

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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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#5 2011-02-21 10:01am

freestyle boy
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Re: 1982 Ammaco Mongoose

A budget british goose made by Ammaco..........

OK so for those not in the know - Ammaco (founded by Malcom Jarvis) were the UK importer / distributor of mongoose bicycles in the UK. After the success of this relationship with mongoose (and Skip Hess) Ammaco began to manufacture their own bikes and also built a "mongoose badged" budget bike built by Ammaco under license/agreement from mongoose/Skip Hess. It's loosely based on the gusset goose frame but the welds are inferior and the geometry is quite different. Like I say it's a budget bike. Ammaco also went on to build another "budget goose" under license later on called the Grand Prix - this time loosely based on the Californian.

My bike shown here is 99% factory spec - started as a survivor - I stripped it down cleaned and polished it and replaced some worn/damaged parts..... Tyres/Padset/Levers/Grips/Brake Pads and that's it.

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#6 2011-02-21 10:02am

freestyle boy
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Re: 1982 Ammaco Mongoose

A budget british goose made by Ammaco..........

OK so for those not in the know - Ammaco (founded by Malcom Jarvis) were the UK importer / distributor of mongoose bicycles in the UK. After the success of this relationship with mongoose (and Skip Hess) Ammaco began to manufacture their own bikes and also built a "mongoose badged" budget bike built by Ammaco under license/agreement from mongoose/Skip Hess. It's loosely based on the gusset goose frame but the welds are inferior and the geometry is quite different. Like I say it's a budget bike. Ammaco also went on to build another "budget goose" under license later on called the Grand Prix - this time loosely based on the Californian.

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#7 2011-02-22 11:12am

johnng23604
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Re: 1982 Ammaco Mongoose

freestyle boy wrote:

A budget british goose made by Ammaco..........

OK so for those not in the know - Ammaco (founded by Malcom Jarvis) were the UK importer / distributor of mongoose bicycles in the UK. After the success of this relationship with mongoose (and Skip Hess) Ammaco began to manufacture their own bikes and also built a "mongoose badged" budget bike built by Ammaco under license/agreement from mongoose/Skip Hess. It's loosely based on the gusset goose frame but the welds are inferior and the geometry is quite different. Like I say it's a budget bike. Ammaco also went on to build another "budget goose" under license later on called the Grand Prix - this time loosely based on the Californian.

Okay thanks for the info.


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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#8 2012-04-29 10:08pm

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Re: 1982 Ammaco Mongoose

Nice....thanks for.e info.as well.  Looks just like my diamond back but with mongoose srickers on it.   Learn something new everyday!big_smile

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