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1982 Mongoose California Special

1982 Mongoose California Special

California Special Survivor Mongoose 20”, came with all OEM except tires, grips, pads.

SOLD the Bike no longer have it. BUT love looking at the pics.



Finally got around to putting all of the original parts back on that came with the bike when I purchased it a few years back.  The grips, brake cable and pedals are not original but close for now.  I also have a new California Special Bar Pad (with the California bear) that I will take a few pictures of .

1982 Mongoose Frame and forks.

Pro Class rims with blue tires and blue strips in rims (tires are not same blue and old)

Japan Suzue hubs (H 2) marked.

Mongoose bars.

Mongoose Californian bar pad.

Dia Compe pre bent brake lever.

Shimano 890 caliper (82’ date).

Mongoose seatclamp.

Mongoose crank.

Viscount Saddle.

SR pedals.

Mongoose bottom bracket.

mongoose Headset.

Takagi Spider

Takagi Chainring.

Mongoose Stamped  Stem

Mongoose Stamped seat post

Came across this one by accident.  After researching a bit on Vintage Mongoose and here on BMXMuseum, I determined it was a 1982 California Special Mongoose 20”.  Previous owner had changed the brakes, seat and pedals but still had original and included in sale.  I thought it had to be some kind of upgraded Mongoose as it had a cross of parts and decals between a regular Mongoose and a Pro Class and Supergoose.  I love it and can't wait to ride it again!  

Also, I have gotten a lot of questions if the rear brake bridge has 3 or 1 hole.  It has only the 1 hole for the bolt for the brake.


Submitted by kendal