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1984 Mongoose Californian

1984 Mongoose Californian

Already one of my faves from my collection

New bike on the block, a 1984 Mongoose Californian. Finished building this beauty last night, 10 mins. after I was ripping around the neighborhood on it. Fast, nimble. I remember riding a 1984 Californian back in that same year. The geometry on these bikes are perfect. With these frames you can feel you can almost do everything on them, from racing to Freestyle, and back in the day that's just what I did. It was an all-around bike. For this build I decided the race approach, though. Looks cleaner, the FS clutter sometimes becomes too much to the eyes, at least the OS FS.

Here is the parts rundown. Hope you like.

Mongoose OS Cali grips
Mongoose Pro-Class HBar
Dia-Compe stamped brake lever
Terrycable cover (just the cover)
Tuf-Neck stem
Headset lock (no name)
Mongoose HSet
Viscount Dyno seat
Mongoose Californian seat post
Odyssey RX-3 clamp (was lavender, polished by yours truly)
Dia-Compe stamped 901 MX brake, with
Weimann Semi-Automatic adjusting cable barrel
175x24 Cosmolite crank
Pro-Class spider
Sugino 44T chainwheel
SR P-468 pedal set
Mongoose stamped crank seal
Shimano MX-30 16T freewheel
K710SL chain
Suzue sealed hubs
Ukai wheels in chrome
Comp 3 repop tires, 1.75B / 2.25F
Mongoose repop pad covers (HB/TT)
Black and gold valve covers done by yours truly.