1980 Mongoose Moosegoose
Big Old Candy Blue Moosegoose looptail, very rare before 1981
Got a Moose frame & fork as a (tall) kid. Just as soon as I'd swapped all the parts over from my other bike, it was stolen. Fast Forward 27 years... got the frame from the famous Moosegoose Nick, and added all the parts I'd had on mine. And then added some "upgrade" parts from around 1983-84, which would have been about the time it would have taken me to save up for them as a kid. Tried to start with stock / available parts like the Tuff 1's, steel v-bars, Tioga locking headset, dirt skirt, circa 1980 (thanks also to Nick). The black plastic saddle is a Viscount so old its stamped "Italy" on the underside. Then add the best of later in the 80's with the bulldog brakes, Pro Neck II, Tuf Nek post clamp, Primo pedals...
Many thanks to a bunch of members here who supplied parts.