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1985 Mongoose Eric Rupe

1985 Mongoose Eric Rupe

Took me a year to collect all the correct parts, but I was finally able to complete my 1985 catalog build for this year’s calendar contest. I added a few custom touches when I built the wheels.


Frame: 1985 Mongoose Eric Rupe Signature Edition - full chrome-moly - refinished in white by prior owner to look like Eric’s Rupes race bike
19.5” Tope Tube, Top Tube and Down Tube are 1 1/4” in diameter, rear stays are 3/4” in diameter
Fork: 1985 Mongoose Eric Rupe - “R” stamped on steering tube - chrome-moly
Headset: Mongoose Stamped - Chrome

Handlebars: Mongoose Pro Class - chrome-moly - unknurled
Stem: Mongoose Pro Class - OG finish
Grips: Oakley O-Wings - Black
Pad: Mongoose - NOS set

Cranks: Mongoose Pro Class 180mm three-piece tubular chrome-moly with Tange sealed BB
Sprocket: Tagaki Aluminum Chainwheel - 44T
Chainring bolts: Mongoose Pro Class - Chrome
Pedals: SR MP-470 Chromed - 1/2”
Chain: Izumi - Silver/black (I couldn’t find TYC in acceptable shape)

Brake Levers: Dia-Compe Tech 3 - Chrome
Brake Calipers: Dia-Compe MX1000 - Chrome
Brake Cables: Dia-Compe - Date stamped Blue
Brake Pads: Dia-Compe

Seat: Mongoose M1 - Black
Seat Clamp: Dia-Compe hinged - Chrome
Seat Post: Mongoose Pro Class - chrome-moly - Chrome

Hubs: SR Sealed Bearing hubs
Rims: Pro Class Alloy Rims - Hard Anodized with blue strips, stainless steel spokes and red nipples
Freewheel: Shimano - Chrome 16T
Tires: Cheng Shin Reproductions - 20x2.125 Front, 20x1.75 Rear
  • Race
  • Company: Mongoose
  • Model: Eric Rupe
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Toptube length: 19.5
  • Headtube size: 1"