1986 Mongoose Californian  RSS Feed

#1 2011-10-18 12:38am

Movinunitsinc
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From: New Albany, IN
Registered: 2011-10-04
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1986 Mongoose Californian

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1986 Mongoose Californian

My 1st old school project & rider

This is my first old school rider project bike & my rider, I remember wanting one of these when I was 10 - 12 years old. I scored the F/F off ebay, and sourced all of the other parts through various places. This bike is what brought me to BMX museum, and I actually scored the cranks and wheels from a member who has been very cool to me as a newer member! I am not done with this yet I just wanted to be able to ride it so i threw it together and away I went. Now I have the fever !!!! had to update the parts and pics with new stuff!!
86 Californian F/F og decals
Blue 85 mongoose pad set
OG SR stem
Sugino 170mm 3 Piece crank W/ Tuff 46 chain ring
blue anno 1983 MX diacompe w/ lever
Chrome CMC rims w/ come 3 stlye tires
mongoose califorinan dust caps
Blue Haro freestyle bars W pork chop star grips
se bottle opener seat just because 


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Trail riding carpet queens ( New Skyway 24" as soon as it arrives!!! )

All of my bike are for sale !!!!... Except my Skyways!!!!

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#2 2011-10-18 12:41am

Bipolar
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From: Chi-raq
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Re: 1986 Mongoose Californian

Very nice. I love the old gooses. Wish I never sold mine sad


If it's Mid-School, and Made by Schwinn..... I'm your HUCKLEBERRY!!

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#3 2011-10-18 1:30am

Ryan D
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From: Pittsburgh, PA
Registered: 2009-03-11
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Re: 1986 Mongoose Californian

Sweet bike! If the decals are original its a 87-88. I had a chrome 88 cali pro back in the day and just recently got another one thanks to a member but its the grey/chrome one.

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#4 2011-10-18 8:36pm

corydangerbrown
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Registered: 2010-11-14
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Re: 1986 Mongoose Californian

That's a beauty, great find!

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#5 2011-10-18 8:39pm

Movinunitsinc
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From: New Albany, IN
Registered: 2011-10-04
Posts: 161
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Re: 1986 Mongoose Californian

Ryan D wrote:

Sweet bike! If the decals are original its a 87-88. I had a chrome 88 cali pro back in the day and just recently got another one thanks to a member but its the grey/chrome one.

the decals where on it when I got it but the Serial # is M6 so I'm not sure.


Trail riding carpet queens ( New Skyway 24" as soon as it arrives!!! )

All of my bike are for sale !!!!... Except my Skyways!!!!

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#6 2011-10-18 10:49pm

Ryan D
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From: Pittsburgh, PA
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Re: 1986 Mongoose Californian

It's probably an 87. Sometimes the stamp on bikes is a year before the actual model year because they start manufacturing them the year before. My 88 pro is dated 87. GT serial numbers are like that too sometimes. It has to do with what time of the year it was made.

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#7 2011-10-19 6:48am

dougattic
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From: SO TX
Registered: 2009-03-15
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Re: 1986 Mongoose Californian

Yup, looks to be an 87 Cali!, nice bike

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