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#1 2013-02-04 8:05pm

cadillaccowboy
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1976 was a good year for mongoose.

Howdy Y'all I just want to share my latest member that has been inserted in my collection. I have been looking for a 1976 mongoose for some years now. Because my member photo is of me , back in 1976 with my short frame 75-76 Mongoose. Low and behold a 1976 Mongoose popped up here on the Museum. I could not believe what I saw. The hand in my member photo was my step dad who at the time was amazed that I bolted a bridge on it. He told my Grandfather. My Grandfather and I later stick welded a bridge to the frame. It was the first time I ever welded anything. It was a huge deal to me at the time and still to this date, remains to be. I can not help but think about it from time to time. A lesson in life, learned and shared with my Grandfather. This 1976 mongoose is a long top tube and is nice because even back in 1976 I had pushed my handlebars forward. Due to the short top tube. But the best thing about it is the frame has a welded brake bridge. I love the age on the nickel. I am going to put it back together with the same parts. except the seat. I love the loaf seat it is awesome.

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh621/cadillaccowboy/015_zps77638c0d.jpg
http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh621/cadillaccowboy/140_zps07075f5b.jpg
Notice the axle pegs. This was one of the first "axle pegs" used. We never called them that. We called them "buddy peg's". They are a Coaster brake expander. I used to pitch out many a trash can with those thing's. 
http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh621/cadillaccowboy/114_zps7f2489ce.jpg
http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh621/cadillaccowboy/117_zps05a8bd74.jpg
I just wanted to share it with ya!

Cheer's -C*C

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#2 2013-02-05 4:59am

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Re: 1976 was a good year for mongoose.

cool


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#3 2013-02-05 5:34am

Raceface
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Re: 1976 was a good year for mongoose.

Cool story......cool


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#4 2013-02-05 8:20am

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Re: 1976 was a good year for mongoose.

very cool!


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#5 2013-02-05 8:25am

1mongoose
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Re: 1976 was a good year for mongoose.

Is that the same bike in of the  pictures ?

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#6 2013-02-05 8:51am

Snyderman
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Re: 1976 was a good year for mongoose.

Very cool.  Great story smile


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#7 2013-02-05 9:11am

hermes33
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Re: 1976 was a good year for mongoose.

Thanx for sharing!!big_smile


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#8 2013-02-05 12:52pm

jayjay80
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Re: 1976 was a good year for mongoose.

Awesome story!


Everyone is entitled to my opinion!!!

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#9 2013-02-05 3:39pm

Mattman215
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Re: 1976 was a good year for mongoose.

Looks like a 62 pan head in the background?


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#10 2013-02-05 3:55pm

kurt88
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Re: 1976 was a good year for mongoose.

1mongoose wrote:

Is that the same bike in of the  pictures ?

+1

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#11 2013-02-05 3:58pm

RandyPottsII
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Re: 1976 was a good year for mongoose.

og pegs on it to  nice


wife-what the hell are you doing? me-stopping at this yard sale theres a bike. wife-another one.

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