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1982 Mongoose Motomag

1982 Mongoose Motomag

I got this bike Christmas of 1981.

My dad bought this bike for me from Wilson's Cycle Store in Hackensack, NJ for Christmas of 1981. It's stamped 12-81 on the BB next to the serial number. I rode this bike everyday and I also raced it a few times at Braddock in North Bergen until I got my Thruster Vanishing Point in July 1983. I didn't like the black single stem neck and bars that it came with so I bought the GT Pro Bars and gold Pro Neck some time in 1982. I can't remember what I did with the rest of the original parts but I do remember selling the black Tuff Wheel IIs to someone for $40, I have no idea why I sold them other than being an idiot. The bike has sat as a frame and fork in various storage places for 30 years until recently. The nickel looked like crap from sitting for 30+ years and I should have taken pics before I cleaned it up. It's a work in progress.

Frame Mongoose Motomag Tri-Moly Nickel Plated
Fork Mongoose 
Stem Pro Neck
Bars GT Pro
Headset Tioga Beartrap 2 
Seat Porkchop Retro Padded
Seat Post A 304 stainless tube I bought off ebay for the seat post to match the nickel frame
Seat Post Clamp Dia Compe hinged
Wheels Tuff Wheel IIs
Freewheel Dicta 16T
Cranks Takagi 180mm 1pc
Bottom Bracket Tioga sealed
Pedals Victor Beartrap
Chainwheel Porkchop Retro 44T Snowflake . 
Its a work in progress. I do have reproduction Mongoose grips, frame and fork stickers, snap pads. I still have to clean up the GT bars and install the replacement stickers. If I could find a replacement Wilson's Cycle Store sticker that would be great.
  • Race
  • Company: Mongoose
  • Model: Motomag
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"
  • Seatpost size: 22.2 mm