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#1 2013-02-13 1:20pm

pattygo555
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1975 Mongoose Motomag

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1975 Mongoose Motomag

ONE OF THE EARLIEST KNOWN ; THE HOLY GRAIL OF MONGOOSE

PICKED THIS FRAME,BARS,CRANKS AND ORIGINAL SEMI VALLY MOTOMAG Is FROM THE ORIGINAL OWNER. CANT BELIEVE THE MAGS WERE NOT CRACKED. WAS SPRAY BOMBED A CREME COLOR BUT I FOUND THE OG ORANGE PAINT ON THE INSIDE OF THE BB. AFTER BLASTING , RED-D BIKES OF SAN ANTONIO REPAINTED IT THE OG ORANGE. MAGS HAD TO BE BLASTED AS THEY WER PAINTED ASWELL THEN I HAD TO STEEL WOOL THEM TO GET A OG LOOK BACK TO THEM. REPLACED THE BB TO TANG SEKI AND HEADSET TO TANG MOTOCROSS AS PER SPECS AS MONGOOSE WAS NOT USING STAMPED MONGOOSE PARTS AT THE TIME YET. CORRECT MESSINGER SEAT, OG POST AND UNSTAMPED CLAMP. OG BARS WITH VINTAGE CLEAR 7/8 STAMPED GRIPS, NOT SURE OF MAKE. UP GRADED FORKS FROM UNSTAMPED ASHTABULLA TO STAMPED ASHTABULLA ,ASWELL AS THE STEM. THE WELDER ACTUALLY MISSED A WELD ON THE REAR GUSSET FRAME STAY,NICE. THIS IS ONE OF THE EARLIEST MOTOMAGS IVE SEEN LISTED, PROBALLY MADE WITHEN THE FIRST MONTHS OF PRODUCTION. THIS GONNA BE A WALL HANGER FOR SURE.


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#2 2013-02-13 1:28pm

seansoclean
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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Wow!!! That is awesome!!!!


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#3 2013-02-13 1:34pm

MotoMagMatt
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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Very nice work!  cool


I'm always looking for early Mongoose frames with the lower gusset, 75-76 or early 77. And anything Ashtabula!!!
ALWAYS LOOKING FOR OG SCRAMBLERS.
SEARCHING FOR A PRE-1983 SCHWINN SCRAMBLER THAT WAS PURCHASED FROM THE OUTDOOR STORE IN RED WING,MN THAT STILL HAS THE OUTDOOR STORE STICKER ON IT. ANY COLOR COMBO WILL DO.

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#4 2013-02-13 2:11pm

Snyderman
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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Awesome!  cool


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#5 2013-02-13 2:35pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Very Cool! coolcoolcoolcoolcoolcool


Please, just one more bike

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#6 2013-02-13 2:54pm

pattygo555
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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

thank you for the comments smilecool


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#7 2013-02-13 7:04pm

Erich Böhme 2
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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

WooHooo, what a SWEET bike!
You can see the history of the sport in it. wink
Congrats, man!


Proud owner of two champs from 1984: A Kuwahara Survivor 2.5 and a Mongoose Expert!

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#8 2013-02-13 8:46pm

mongoosedrummer
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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Congrats! Those '75's are very rare for sure... Yours looks to be around the 12th oldest (or so) on record so far! I'd love to see better pics of the frame in it's OG condition before you had it blasted and re-finished. From what I can tell from that one small pic as it was found, it may have originally been nickel even though someone may have painted it at one point. It also seemed to have quite a bit of the original decals still intact. Be interesting to have seen those up close too. I'm pretty sure the grips you have on it are Preston Petty hex grips which is a good choice as the full kit '75's either had clear Hunt Wilde or PP clear hex. That seat does not appear to be Mesinger from what I see, but maybe it's just the pics are the angles... In terms of replacing the non-stamped OG Ashtabula parts with stamped stuff, personally I'd be inclined to keep all the OG parts with the bike at any cost. From what I've seen, all the "complete kit" '75's always had non-stamped Ashtabula parts. That being said, the frames could also be purchased separately back then too and built up with any parts the buyer or LBS wanted to use, so there is considerable latitude when "re-creating" these if you are working with a bike that was never a "complete kit" Mongoose to begin with. I've seen a couple that were all original from '75 (yet not from "complete kits") that had some stamped Ashtabula parts which were used to build up a frame.


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#9 2013-02-14 12:57am

ritchiecamaro
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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

That is one SWEEEEEETTTT Goose!!! I would of had to retro-mod it, but after seeing it, I LOVE what you did with it!!! NICE BUILD!!!


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#10 2013-02-14 7:53am

pattygo555
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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

thanks for the info mongoosedrummer  wink


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#11 2013-02-14 2:45pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Looks awesome! You have some great rides and great taste! cool


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#12 2013-02-14 7:12pm

Riptide
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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

thats a great build there. smile

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#13 2013-02-14 7:34pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

ritchiecamaro wrote:

That is one SWEEEEEETTTT Goose!!! I would of had to retro-mod it, but after seeing it, I LOVE what you did with it!!! NICE BUILD!!!

Thank God you didn't get your hands on this bike.


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#14 2013-02-14 10:14pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Sweet! Old orange! cool


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#15 2013-02-15 3:23am

ritchiecamaro
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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

itsdug wrote:

ritchiecamaro wrote:

That is one SWEEEEEETTTT Goose!!! I would of had to retro-mod it, but after seeing it, I LOVE what you did with it!!! NICE BUILD!!!

Thank God you didn't get your hands on this bike.

RIGHT!!! Although it would have been very cool, I couldn't have done it justice... Some rides are just meant to be restored...


44t Midway... (there ya go Perron) 420 for LIFE!!!

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#16 2013-03-15 9:05pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Super cool

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#17 2013-04-22 7:16pm

rogerdecoster
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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Nice Ride!big_smile


A few of you still owe me feedback.
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#18 2013-11-19 4:50pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Super Sweet!cool

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#19 2014-03-19 4:30pm

MikeB_Can
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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Nice bike


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& enjoying every minute of it !

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#20 2014-03-24 1:13am

dennisdetail
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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Dude,  diggin all of it !  Nice score and a nice job !


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#21 2014-04-25 3:41am

strapps
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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

great bike well done

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#22 2016-05-31 2:23am

MrEscort
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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Bike is now in new hands down in Australia, Thanks to Fred for selling it to me... It wont be going anywhere soon...

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