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1981 Mongoose Motomag

1981 Mongoose Motomag


I've had this bike a while but just getting around to posting it. This was a fun resto. The bike started life out as an original freewheel or 'freemag' bike. Of course when I got it the original owner had trashed the original wheels and parts were missing and/or in bad shape. I already had a set of NOS Motomag II wheels in the more rare freewheel version so I used those. The freewheel Motomags were only available in '81 & '82. I got them years ago from Jeff aka Snorton222. Was definitely a fun and memorable build. Enjoy!

*re-powdered frame gloss black

*new reproduction stickers from Bill at

*NOS Motomag II wheels in freewheel version

*Cheng Shin C-183 20 x 2.125 tires from Ginny Rini (R.I.P.)

*Mongoose SS bars

*Mongoose original finish black "gold stem"

*re-chrome plated competition forks (badly rusted) 

*Mongoose repro grips

*NOS Mongoose tagged Mesinger seat

*NOS cro-mo seat post

*NOS Mongoose stamped seat post clamp

*super NICE Shimano Tourney silver rear brake

*NOS Shimano pre-bent silver brake lever

*NOS Shimano brake cable clamps

*mint Mongoose 'snowflake' sprocket (og was bent)

*nice Mongoose stamped crank

*KMC 410H black oxide chain 

*generic rat trap pedals