1978 Team Mongoose
Oddball Team Mongoose
This bike was found in a bulk trash pile in Honolulu so I don’t know anything about it’s history.
Frame is definitely made with thin walled cro-mo with a 6 lb. frame weight and has the “All Tubes” sticker that is original to the frame as further evidence. It is odd that it doesn’t have the T designation in the serial number, is painted with a metallic blue paint (not the usual transparent blue over nickel) and doesn’t have a crimped seat stay on the drive side dropout. Serial number puts its production in Chatsworth, March 1978.
I have kept the frame, fork and wheels in original condition with only a light cleaning and replacement of certain parts to make it rideable.
Submitted by 44tooth
- Company: Mongoose
- Model: Team
- Wheel Size: 20"
- Headtube size: 1"
- Details Cook Bros. Racing fork. Mongoose Gold Stem. Aluminum handlebars. Fluted seatpost. Shimano brake lever with Honda(?) motorcycle rubber boot. Tourney brake caliper. Takagi 1-piece cranks with gold spider and Takagi 44 tooth chainring. Mongoose stamped seatclamp. Oury grips. Selle Italia Flite saddle. Cheng Shin Snakebelly tires 2.125/1.75.