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#1 2006-11-03 9:25am

haywardbmxer
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1975 Mongoose Motomag

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1975 Mongoose Motomag

Late 75 build, sold as a 1976 model.   Small seat stay gusset confirms this.

1976 mongoose motomag bmx bike that I built in less then a week using era correct parts i had from the 70's . New mongoose motomag decals and new CHENG SHIN C-183 tires where used to finish off this bike. I'm still looking for  some clear winners circle grips to replace the black ones on the bike now. Also i have some non stamped black mongoose pads on the way and this bike should look nice .


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#2 2006-11-03 7:38pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Beautiful build! Is that the original nickel? Looks amazing. That top tube really does look short, though!

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#3 2006-11-03 7:49pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

My cousin had a shorty like that and I rode it once and only once too. My knees hit the bars and my feet came off the pedals and I hit the pavement, hard. No more shorty for me after that. Still a beautiful bike though big_smile.

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#4 2006-11-03 7:56pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

original nickel with new mongoose decals top tube is 2" shorter .

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#5 2006-11-03 8:00pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

lambohaha I'll have to ride it when the weather clears up to see if my knees hit i have a few other short frame but never got around to riding them i'll let you know.

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#6 2006-11-03 8:11pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Just don`t do what I did. I was riding pretty hard too. It was also about 20+ years ago that that happened.

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#7 2006-11-03 11:39pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

IF anyone has a pair of grips in clear like the ones i now have on the bike  i could use a clear pair new or used .I have other mongoose parts to trade or let me know what you want for them. thanks

    haywardbmxer

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#8 2007-01-18 9:03am

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Nice!  whats up with the stem and forks?  Is this original stem/forks?


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#9 2007-01-23 7:01pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Original plating new decals

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#10 2007-01-24 1:56am

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Nice build, Its good to see a mongoose rebuild with all mongoose original parts like pedals, cranks, seat clamp, seat, gooseneck, you even have the tyres( by the way were did you get them) nice job thats how mongoose came out

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#11 2007-01-24 5:29am

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Where do you find reflectors for the motomags?

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#12 2007-01-24 4:17pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

I have nos mongoose stamped complete reflectors set sill in the bag for all models on ebay sometimes .i have to look for the box that i have them in everything got moved into the basment at the shop thanks

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#13 2007-03-27 5:58pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Do you or anybody out there know what the first year for the team mongoose was ? I own a 78 and if anybody has any information or pictures it would greatly appreciated ,Thanks

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#14 2007-03-27 6:00pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Do you or anybody out there know what the first year for the team mongoose was ? I own a 78 and if anybody has any information or pictures it would greatly appreciated ,Thanks

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#15 2007-03-27 6:03pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Do you or anybody out there know what the first year for the team model mongoose was ? I own a 78 and any information or pictures would greatly be appreciated , Thanks

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#16 2007-03-29 10:29am

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Fiorst year was said to be 78 but some speculate there was one made in 77 with a coaster brake tab. I have pictures and details but most common knowledge will say 1978 and made in blue or red! The early ones would have Araya 7b silver rims, Roger DeCoster chrome fork and Mongoose suede seat. They also would have 170 mm Dura Ace cranks, MKS-BM1 black pedals.... and the list of expensive to find goodies can go on...

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#17 2007-03-31 3:27pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Here is a link to my 1980 team mongoose .I have been working on a 78 and 79 team mongoose i will post photos when there done.

http://www.bmxmuseum.com/bikes/mongoose/3436

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#18 2007-06-07 7:25am

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

What is the serial number on your bike?  I have 11994 and 10983.  11994 is a shorty and is my bike I received in late September of 1975 (I recently found some supporting documentation in my mothers journals).  The other frame with the earlier SN, was the long version and was delivered to my neighbor about a month later.  I spent several years tracking the long frame down and have now located the original Simi Motomag I's. 

10983 has the square coaster brake tab and 11994 has the upside down mushroom shaped tab.

11994 is nickel and 10983 is red.

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#19 2007-06-08 9:03pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

I think that one is 12834 made late 75 somewhere around Nov thanks

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#20 2007-06-10 1:42pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

mike i should have some 78 mongoose parts on ebay later this week here is my ebay link thanks

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZshotwheels6877QQhtZ-1

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#21 2007-07-06 8:14pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

i like the rims i wish i had a pair like tht


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#22 2007-08-13 3:30am

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Your builds are always great...good work!!!

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#23 2008-05-11 9:49pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

impressive bike!!!!!!!!

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#24 2008-06-19 4:15am

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

This is a good looking bike. I remember picking walnuts so I could buy my first set of Motomags right about 1974, 0r 75.
Keep up the good work. One day i'll re-create the Schwinn Stingray conversions we started with.

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#25 2008-09-18 10:34pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

I've been looking at this "75" for a while and I am wondering if it may not be a 76 frame...

The seat stay "triangle" doesn't seem to flair towards the top like the 75's and also the coaster brake tab seems more of the one ply "squwished-hourglass" shape rather than the two ply "trapezoid" shape of the 75... It also appears to be Chrome plated not Nickel.

I surely could be wrong and no disrespect to Hayward at all, but it just seems that way from the pics. Nice super clean build though!!! smile

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

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