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#1 2007-11-07 10:55am

jimgbmx
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1976 Mongoose Motomag

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1976 Mongoose Motomag

1976 Mongoose Motto Mag

1976 Mongoose MotoMag. This restore was fun. I used everything possible from the orignal tear down. The frame, box handle bars and seat post clamp were triple chrome by Don Jose Custom's. I replaced the bearings and cups with year to date hardware and used the orignal nuts and washers on the forks and cranks. I brought the ashtabula cranks and forks back to life, along with the 7 hours I put in on the Motto Mags, stripping, steel wool and polish. The stem was in great condition and only required a good polishing. I replaced the pedals, seat, seat post, tires and Winner Circle grips with NOS items. All in all the bike turned out great.


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#2 2007-11-08 6:20am

shivadread
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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

That is one stunning resto and rebuild


RIDE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT

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#3 2007-11-08 8:21am

jimgbmx
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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

Thanks, this one was a bit more of a challenge than the others, I still need black Winner Circle grips and I found a set of NOS Ashtabula forks last night for the bike. The old ones have a slight bend, not really noticable, but I know it's there.

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#4 2008-01-04 6:48pm

CoolRiderNJ
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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

im digging this bike. very nice.

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#5 2008-12-22 12:13am

tommypenngotti
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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

very nice , just like mine when I was 12 or so except mine had kinda clear-ish see through grips! ! If you ever want to sell it , let me know smile

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#6 2009-04-22 11:16pm

mongoosedrummer
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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

I own this one now. cool


A "Squonk" is like a Mongoose only much harder to find...

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#7 2009-09-26 8:02am

flyinhawn
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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

WOW This is what you call restored , not just slapping old school parts together!!

very nice build!!

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#8 2009-09-26 8:07am

myone
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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

mongoosedrummer wrote:

I own this one now. cool

Your a luky man .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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#9 2009-11-10 8:52am

upstreamtag
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From: Morgan Hill, CA
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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

Very nice rebuild! Wow.  1976 is hard to come by especially in that condition.


RickG

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#10 2010-08-24 5:51pm

hackettman
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From: West Paterson, NJ
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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

how did you get the rims so shiny hmm


Do Or Do Not There Is No Try

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#11 2010-12-29 2:11pm

lpic
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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

What a bling looking unit!


WANTED:
Redline Gen 1 forks.... please

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#12 2011-02-24 4:47pm

evolution8588
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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

nice,really like it

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#13 2011-03-13 10:10pm

motomaster
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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

nice looking old school motomag goose.;;;;;;javascript:insert_text('cool',%20'');


old school bmx

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#14 2011-06-22 8:41am

howard
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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

Can you share you technique on polishing the motomags?  I have a pair and would like to get them shiny like yours, but afraid of ruining the finish.

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#15 2011-06-22 10:20am

mongoosedrummer
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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

Jimgbmx, isn't around much anymore... After he sold this to me, I eventually sold it as well. I wasn't into the chrome look for this era Mongoose. Also, it was a "shorty" which I cannot ride, as they are way too small for me.

The quickest way to clean up Motomag 11's (that I've found) is to use a very gentle media blast on them. Soda works very well as a media for this.

Sometimes (depending on their condition) just a good pressure wash can bring Motomags back to life quite nicely. Polishing can always be done by hand using Mothers or something similar, but it takes a good couple hours to do a pair. Cleaning up Motomag 1's is a different process.


A "Squonk" is like a Mongoose only much harder to find...

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#16 2011-08-06 12:03am

Alcapwn
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From: Vancouver, WA
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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

So i have a question. What was the best use for the Motomag II's? Freestyle? Racing? Cruising? Please help!

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#17 2012-03-05 1:56am

rtrujillo5150
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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

What kind of tires are those?

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#18 2012-03-05 5:12am

myone
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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

rtrujillo5150 wrote:

What kind of tires are those?

Comp 2s


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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#19 2012-03-05 10:01am

rtrujillo5150
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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

What brand are they? Where can I get some? And what does the white lettering say. Thank you!

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#20 2012-04-08 8:49pm

van_vicencio
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From: Sacramento, CA
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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

Nicely done


Siungato muere Guey!

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#21 2012-05-27 7:56pm

rtrujillo5150
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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

Anyone??!! Please help! What does the white lettering on the tires say? I want to get a pair just like these.

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#22 2012-12-31 6:32pm

Riptide
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Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

the white lettering says tioga ,I could be wrong but I think cheng shins are what the 76`s came with. smile

Last edited by Riptide (2012-12-31 6:33pm)

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