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#1 2011-03-31 1:27am

kbillan
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1984 Mongoose Californian

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1984 Mongoose Californian

`84 Californian

This is the bike I wanted as a child. Never got my hands on it. When I finished this bike I took a step back and instantly grinned from ear to ear.
I did a lot of hand work on this bike- Polished the stem cap and hubs, had the hoops reanodized, restickered, hand painted the BMX on the seat. I was originally going to ride this bike, but I think this may end up being a shelf queen.


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Pro Class 24/ 83 Supergoose III/ 84 Californian / 83 Minigoose / 95 Expert Comp / 87 Performer x's two/ 89 Jr Performer/ 87 PFT

If I owe you feedback.. please don't hesitate to tell me wink


It's fun to see the same clapped out 20$ part posted at the same price, for the 30th time. At what point will you just give it to someone who might use it?

Truly- you have a dizzying intelect

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#2 2011-03-31 7:40pm

85mongoose
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Re: 1984 Mongoose Californian

Beautiful, you definitely take your builds all the way smile


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#3 2011-03-31 7:45pm

Ghastly
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Re: 1984 Mongoose Californian

Nothing wrong with a queen


"you're gonna need a bigger boat"

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#4 2011-06-17 8:06am

00_Duck
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Re: 1984 Mongoose Californian

Looks fantastic! I've always had a soft spot for the Californians!

Saw this on the front page of the museum today.


El Torreon Bike Swap Meet, July 27th 2014, Kansas City Mo. See events page for my post with details!

I get this question often so here it is to save everyone time. I do not have any Mongoose DMC decals left. I was lucky enough to find a small bunch of NOS decal sets in an old bike shop that no longer exists and I have since sold them all. Sorry. I wish you all the best of luck with your DMC builds.

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#5 2011-06-17 3:01pm

Greenbush33
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Re: 1984 Mongoose Californian

Are all these parts original?

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#6 2011-12-26 9:14am

kbillan
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Re: 1984 Mongoose Californian

Greenbush33 wrote:

Are all these parts original?

Define original..lol..

No, the bike was pieced together.


Pro Class 24/ 83 Supergoose III/ 84 Californian / 83 Minigoose / 95 Expert Comp / 87 Performer x's two/ 89 Jr Performer/ 87 PFT

If I owe you feedback.. please don't hesitate to tell me wink


It's fun to see the same clapped out 20$ part posted at the same price, for the 30th time. At what point will you just give it to someone who might use it?

Truly- you have a dizzying intelect

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#7 2011-12-26 9:20am

JPinFL
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Re: 1984 Mongoose Californian

That's beautiful.
I understand about being a carpet queen, but this one needs to have some riding time once in a while.

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#8 2011-12-26 9:31am

johnng23604
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Re: 1984 Mongoose Californian

JPinFL wrote:

That's beautiful.
I understand about being a carpet queen, but this one needs to have some riding time once in a while.

Maybe he rides it......like around the inside of the house on the carpet? tongue

Nice lookin' goose bud!

Last edited by johnng23604 (2011-12-26 9:31am)


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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