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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.


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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