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#1 2014-04-08 9:28pm

yussriyan
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Heres to my 78 Mongoose restoration ( Goodluck! )

Here is my very 1st bmx restoration project
Pls be inform i have never done this before...so any tips or pointers is very much appreciated.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/yussriyan/20140309_131250_zpsy9aud84h.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/yussriyan/20140309_140909_zpsr75o2nnb.jpg

This is how i receive my 78 Mongoose. Decided to dismantel it and sent the Fork and Frame for stripping and repainted to Metallic Black. The wheel will be painted Yellow. Any suggestion?


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#2 2014-04-08 9:30pm

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Re: Heres to my 78 Mongoose restoration ( Goodluck! )

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/yussriyan/20140405_124239_zpsmgwu2zqe.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/yussriyan/20140405_124215_zpssubgpno7.jpg

Dismantel the bike. The frame is chome alright. But the fork is not ashtabula...no idea what it is.
Any help?


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#3 2014-04-08 9:35pm

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Re: Heres to my 78 Mongoose restoration ( Goodluck! )

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/yussriyan/20140405_124637_zpsos2airxc.jpg

BB remove...no made in Japan or name except for a NATL 66 USA on all bearings
Same for the head set

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/yussriyan/20140405_124626_zpsdqvj167o.jpg


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#4 2014-04-08 9:42pm

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Re: Heres to my 78 Mongoose restoration ( Goodluck! )

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/yussriyan/20140405_124626_zpsdqvj167o.jpg

Stem remove...again i dont see any brand yet...maybe the paint needs to be strips and rust remove...the bottom part is crome though...so its a good start.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/yussriyan/20140405_124603_zpsow9hugau.jpg

All other parts remove...paddle looks like a Union rat trap...need to strip the silver spray before i can confirm it. The chainring hmmm never seen one that look like that. The chainring cover is also very new to me. A little info on those is helpful. Its chrome or stainless steel?

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/yussriyan/20140405_124441_zpsyixihvnq.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/yussriyan/20140405_124433_zpsgvzsh7l7.jpg

Thats the cranks...same no name yet.


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#5 2014-04-08 9:45pm

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Re: Heres to my 78 Mongoose restoration ( Goodluck! )

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/yussriyan/20140405_124343_zpsmr8njvma.jpg

Sorry heres the stem.


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#6 2014-04-08 9:50pm

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Re: Heres to my 78 Mongoose restoration ( Goodluck! )

Going to be watching this... Looks to be original Ashtabula cranks from 78... You can tell by the 78 and the A stamp... Those forks are a mystery to me... Any markings on the steer tube??? These would be helpful in determining make, year and material... Good luck...


44t BMX Club, "Midway Chapter"... Favortie bike:1983 Schwinn Predator... Schwinn, SuperCross, Free Agent, Anlun, Mongoose and Redline PL24 fan, as long as it's not a Hutch, I'll ride it... Predator owners show your PREDATOR LOVE and post your Predators here: http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=741107
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#7 2014-04-08 9:52pm

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Re: Heres to my 78 Mongoose restoration ( Goodluck! )

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/yussriyan/20140405_124257_zpsjvgvhdx9.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/yussriyan/20140405_124306_zpscd48sp9b.jpg

Heres the wheels with Bendix 76 Mexico stamped. Try to get the shop to dismantel the gears but nobody wants to do it as theres no replacement parts ( if anything goes wrong ) here in Singapore. Think have to DIY and follow this way
http://retro-goose.proboards.com/thread … rake-resto


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#8 2014-04-08 9:52pm

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Re: Heres to my 78 Mongoose restoration ( Goodluck! )

What is stamped on the neck??? It's hard to read in the pic...


44t BMX Club, "Midway Chapter"... Favortie bike:1983 Schwinn Predator... Schwinn, SuperCross, Free Agent, Anlun, Mongoose and Redline PL24 fan, as long as it's not a Hutch, I'll ride it... Predator owners show your PREDATOR LOVE and post your Predators here: http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=741107
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#9 2014-04-08 9:55pm

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Re: Heres to my 78 Mongoose restoration ( Goodluck! )

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/yussriyan/20140404_143835_zpsoxqffqu3.jpg

Seat post and seat clam...both is chrome...seat post has a HAT MX CHROMOLY Made in Japan
hand stamp on it.


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#10 2014-04-08 9:57pm

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Re: Heres to my 78 Mongoose restoration ( Goodluck! )

ritchiecamaro wrote:

What is stamped on the neck??? It's hard to read in the pic...

Its like " Fit to this line"... ill get a better look at it after i remove rust and paint.


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#11 2014-04-08 9:58pm

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Re: Heres to my 78 Mongoose restoration ( Goodluck! )

Very good DIY on the wheels, and not as hard as you think, I used to do it as a kid, just make sure you don't loose any of the parts...


44t BMX Club, "Midway Chapter"... Favortie bike:1983 Schwinn Predator... Schwinn, SuperCross, Free Agent, Anlun, Mongoose and Redline PL24 fan, as long as it's not a Hutch, I'll ride it... Predator owners show your PREDATOR LOVE and post your Predators here: http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=741107
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#12 2014-04-08 10:00pm

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Re: Heres to my 78 Mongoose restoration ( Goodluck! )

Are those cable guides welded to the frame??? Get those removed!!!


44t BMX Club, "Midway Chapter"... Favortie bike:1983 Schwinn Predator... Schwinn, SuperCross, Free Agent, Anlun, Mongoose and Redline PL24 fan, as long as it's not a Hutch, I'll ride it... Predator owners show your PREDATOR LOVE and post your Predators here: http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=741107
                      Predator count: 12 (and rising)       420 for LIFE!!!

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#13 2014-04-08 10:04pm

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Re: Heres to my 78 Mongoose restoration ( Goodluck! )

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/yussriyan/20140406_234120_zpsx6fhl6vy.jpg

Handle bar remove and strip paint with a pen knife...its not chrome...its steel..cant see any brand as its rusted ...well most areas are...vinegar will help?
Should i just spray it black too?

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/yussriyan/20140406_234203_zps8no3tel9.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/yussriyan/20140406_234306_zpss1xkxwi7.jpg

Theres like a guide on the bars...does this mean i cannot use like Sakae stem?


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#14 2014-04-08 10:05pm

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Re: Heres to my 78 Mongoose restoration ( Goodluck! )

ritchiecamaro wrote:

Are those cable guides welded to the frame??? Get those removed!!!

Yeah...its welded sad
Ask the paint job guy to get it cut and sand...hopefully it dont damage the frame.


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#15 2014-04-08 10:07pm

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Re: Heres to my 78 Mongoose restoration ( Goodluck! )

I say paint the bars black... Strip and polish the stem... That sprocket looks like a few I've seen on older Mongoose bikes, and is probably original to the bike...


44t BMX Club, "Midway Chapter"... Favortie bike:1983 Schwinn Predator... Schwinn, SuperCross, Free Agent, Anlun, Mongoose and Redline PL24 fan, as long as it's not a Hutch, I'll ride it... Predator owners show your PREDATOR LOVE and post your Predators here: http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=741107
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#16 2014-04-08 10:11pm

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Re: Heres to my 78 Mongoose restoration ( Goodluck! )

ritchiecamaro wrote:

I say paint the bars black... Strip and polish the stem... That sprocket looks like a few I've seen on older Mongoose bikes, and is probably original to the bike...

Yeah black bar will be just fine...now i need to find a race plate to cover it...would really love them to be chrome...sad


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#17 2014-04-08 10:17pm

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Re: Heres to my 78 Mongoose restoration ( Goodluck! )


44t BMX Club, "Midway Chapter"... Favortie bike:1983 Schwinn Predator... Schwinn, SuperCross, Free Agent, Anlun, Mongoose and Redline PL24 fan, as long as it's not a Hutch, I'll ride it... Predator owners show your PREDATOR LOVE and post your Predators here: http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=741107
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#18 2014-04-08 10:20pm

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Re: Heres to my 78 Mongoose restoration ( Goodluck! )

You might want to think about media blasting the wheels instead of paint... Paint has never worked good on mags...


44t BMX Club, "Midway Chapter"... Favortie bike:1983 Schwinn Predator... Schwinn, SuperCross, Free Agent, Anlun, Mongoose and Redline PL24 fan, as long as it's not a Hutch, I'll ride it... Predator owners show your PREDATOR LOVE and post your Predators here: http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=741107
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#19 2014-04-08 10:27pm

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Re: Heres to my 78 Mongoose restoration ( Goodluck! )

ritchiecamaro wrote:

You might want to think about media blasting the wheels instead of paint... Paint has never worked good on mags...

I cant even find a place to re chrome the parts here in Singapore...media blasting? i doubt they have it here. Tot of cleaning them then spray it yellow like 3-4 times...big_smile


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#20 2014-04-13 7:20am

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Re: Heres to my 78 Mongoose restoration ( Goodluck! )

ritchiecamaro wrote:

Going to be watching this... Looks to be original Ashtabula cranks from 78... You can tell by the 78 and the A stamp... Those forks are a mystery to me... Any markings on the steer tube??? These would be helpful in determining make, year and material... Good luck...

The fork is from Redline.


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#21 2014-04-13 7:26am

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Re: Heres to my 78 Mongoose restoration ( Goodluck! )

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/yussriyan/20140413_032820_zpswex4gx28.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c320/yussriyan/20140413_032743_zpscp1u1cc0.jpg

Just remove the bendix coaster. Now trying hard to remove the harden goo stuck to it
Can someone confirm that front hub of tuff1 uses loose bearings?


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#22 2014-04-13 8:24am

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Re: Heres to my 78 Mongoose restoration ( Goodluck! )

if you have an air compressor and an air blow nozzle and a piece of rubber hose you can easily make a blaster gun for baking soda. Works Great to make those mags like new and anything you don't want to sand blast but still need a media to clean.

PM me and I'll tell you how to make one.


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#23 2014-04-13 9:56am

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Re: Heres to my 78 Mongoose restoration ( Goodluck! )

The front wheel is loose ball set up... Easy removal and clean...


44t BMX Club, "Midway Chapter"... Favortie bike:1983 Schwinn Predator... Schwinn, SuperCross, Free Agent, Anlun, Mongoose and Redline PL24 fan, as long as it's not a Hutch, I'll ride it... Predator owners show your PREDATOR LOVE and post your Predators here: http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=741107
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#24 2014-04-14 5:57am

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Re: Heres to my 78 Mongoose restoration ( Goodluck! )

ritchiecamaro wrote:

The front wheel is loose ball set up... Easy removal and clean...

Im worried in fixing back the bearings. As like I say I nvr done in before. A link to a diy would be very helpful.


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#25 2014-04-14 6:41am

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Re: Heres to my 78 Mongoose restoration ( Goodluck! )

Sprocket looks like a Wald.  They have made that style of sprocket for many years and they were still available a couple of years ago.  Not sure about today.  A lot of early and mid-'70s bikes used those sprockets.

Chainring cover is just steel.  They were usually painted flat or satin black.

Stem looks like Cebe.

Last edited by Monster-Robot (2014-04-14 6:43am)

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