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#1 2012-11-07 7:35am

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Mongoose Looptail

Have an opportunity on this and don't know much about mongoose. Can anybody identify year, quality of frame and a ballpark value?

The guy claims it is from the 80's, but I picked up a diamondback VENOM stamped 98 that he thought was from the 80's as well. 

http://images.craigslist.org/3k93Kf3Ff5N25E35K7caid004ac1e4e781132.jpg

Let me know if the image doesn't appear. 

Thanks!


K, lemme get 1 rib.  I sure am hungry.

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#2 2012-11-07 8:23am

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Re: Mongoose Looptail

Something along the lines of this,I'd say. http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/mongoose/34094#.UJqK0GeupIk


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#3 2012-11-07 8:41am

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Re: Mongoose Looptail

Yes its not an 80s.Mongoose can tell by the head tube badge.

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#4 2012-11-07 8:41am

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Re: Mongoose Looptail

that's pretty close.  except the logo looks a bit different and the cable bracket on the tube is on the bottom vs the top.  I meant to take a look at the rear brake bracket and see how many hose were in there.  i am starting to lean more late 90's.  basically i want to make sure it isn't a walmart special.  i am pretty sure it's all 4130 though.  So probably not walmart.


K, lemme get 1 rib.  I sure am hungry.

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#5 2012-11-07 8:42am

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BMX KYLE wrote:

Yes its not an 80s.Mongoose can tell by the head tube badge.

yeah, i was noticing that.  it has the black ring around it.  don't know much about the logos, but this looks newer to me.  Just getting back into bikes so my 20+ year memory of BMX and freestyle (i guess flatland now?) is a bit hazy.


K, lemme get 1 rib.  I sure am hungry.

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#6 2012-11-07 8:44am

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Re: Mongoose Looptail

guy is asking $75 but i am pretty sure he would take $50 (going to try for $40 though).


K, lemme get 1 rib.  I sure am hungry.

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#7 2012-11-08 9:21pm

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Re: Mongoose Looptail

Yes 90's,Like to see a side pic.

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#8 2012-11-08 9:35pm

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Re: Mongoose Looptail

I don't have one.  This ones off CL.  He said it was all 4130.  I didn't pick it up though.  I'm also curious about the handlebars.


K, lemme get 1 rib.  I sure am hungry.

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#9 2012-11-08 9:36pm

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Re: Mongoose Looptail

ryancassidy wrote:

I don't have one.  This ones off CL.  He said it was all 4130.  I didn't pick it up though.  I'm also curious about the handlebars.

If you can grab for $40?

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#10 2012-11-08 9:37pm

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Re: Mongoose Looptail

the front wheel looks possibly good to

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#11 2012-11-08 9:41pm

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Re: Mongoose Looptail

DEADREAPER649 wrote:

the front wheel looks possibly good to

Never know? he said about the bars? could be haro or next? Maybe he should grab it I would pay 40.

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#12 2012-11-08 9:45pm

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Re: Mongoose Looptail

I'm wondering if they r knee savers (if I remember right) just getting back into it and memory is fuzzy.  Haro? I'm outta town till Sunday so ill see if its still there when I get back.


K, lemme get 1 rib.  I sure am hungry.

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#13 2012-11-08 9:46pm

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Re: Mongoose Looptail

It has a head tube badge, (maybe added)  But that looks kinda like a 93, But again? cable on top tube?????

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#14 2012-11-08 9:46pm

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Thanks for the info guys. I'll keep u posted.


K, lemme get 1 rib.  I sure am hungry.

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#15 2012-11-08 9:47pm

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Re: Mongoose Looptail

ryancassidy wrote:

I'm wondering if they r knee savers (if I remember right) just getting back into it and memory is fuzzy.  Haro? I'm outta town till Sunday so ill see if its still there when I get back.

Hay guy, never hurts to offer? grab it.

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#16 2012-11-08 9:47pm

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Yeah, the badge has the black circle around the mongoose.  But what's with the cable placement?


K, lemme get 1 rib.  I sure am hungry.

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#17 2012-11-08 9:52pm

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Re: Mongoose Looptail

ryancassidy wrote:

Yeah, the badge has the black circle around the mongoose.  But what's with the cable placement?

Well that badge don't look right, But the cable, has you say placement? got me wondering? Any way you can ask him to send more pics? I have to say, I want to see this one. (strange)

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#18 2012-11-08 9:54pm

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Re: Mongoose Looptail

Another guy has a mike Dominguez strike zone frame he was going to give me for free.  But it was his when he was a kid and he couldn't part with it just yet.  He gave me the 87 predator.  Rides fine.  Ugly but the frame is seriously clean.


K, lemme get 1 rib.  I sure am hungry.

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#19 2012-11-08 9:55pm

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Re: Mongoose Looptail

bmxgrimreaper wrote:

ryancassidy wrote:

Yeah, the badge has the black circle around the mongoose.  But what's with the cable placement?

Well that badge don't look right, But the cable, has you say placement? got me wondering? Any way you can ask him to send more pics? I have to say, I want to see this one. (strange)

I'll hit him up.


K, lemme get 1 rib.  I sure am hungry.

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#20 2012-11-08 9:56pm

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Re: Mongoose Looptail

Is it a 95 maybe? This one gets me?

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#21 2012-11-09 12:51pm

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Re: Mongoose Looptail

Wishbone rear and canti brakes, it's a 90s model. It looks like an Expert, but I'm not certain.


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#22 2012-11-12 9:26am

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https://post.craigslist.org/imagepreview/m/3Kf3F53I25La5Ea5Jecbce313a38f5b4b12af.jpg

https://post.craigslist.org/imagepreview/m/3G23Ib3Hb5Ib5N25E9cbca5f4ea7cc30d1e26.jpg


K, lemme get 1 rib.  I sure am hungry.

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#23 2012-11-12 9:26am

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Re: Mongoose Looptail

Hope this helps.  Not very close, but may be of some assistance.

Thanks guys!


K, lemme get 1 rib.  I sure am hungry.

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#24 2012-11-14 7:10am

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Re: Mongoose Looptail

bmxgrimreaper wrote:

Is it a 95 maybe? This one gets me?

Pics help at all?  I have 90's expert going once!  going twice!!!


K, lemme get 1 rib.  I sure am hungry.

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#25 2012-11-14 7:57am

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Re: Mongoose Looptail

I say 90s Expert as wll. For $40 I would grab it


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