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#1 2012-12-06 8:32am

Treybien
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Mongoose question...

Did the early geese all have nickel finishes? and did the painted ones have a nickel finish underneath?
Stumped here.

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#2 2012-12-07 2:07pm

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Re: Mongoose question...

as far as i know they were either nickle or epoxy painted, not painted over the top of nickle, if you polish through the paint on the 3 main down tubes the metal polishes like a nickle type colour but that i think is just the cro-moly steel, i found that it polishes up differently than normal steel.


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#3 2012-12-07 3:46pm

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Re: Mongoose question...

The standard painted Mongoose were not plated.

Earliest unpainted frames were nickel.  Sometime in 1980 switched to Chrome. 

Teams got Candy over Nickel then Candy over Chrome.  Mid-81 Teams got Candy over silver base (not plated).

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#4 2012-12-07 9:17pm

Treybien
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Re: Mongoose question...

Cool. Thanks guys!

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#5 2012-12-08 7:48am

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Re: Mongoose question...

skaman wrote:

The standard painted Mongoose were not plated.

Earliest unpainted frames were nickel.  Sometime in 1980 switched to Chrome. 

Teams got Candy over Nickel then Candy over Chrome.  Mid-81 Teams got Candy over silver base (not plated).

he's spot on, i wasn't sure about the team but they were candy, also think the team and supergoose were full cro moly frames with a letter T stamped in front of the date code.
also middle of 80 onwards supergoose was a deep chrome finish


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