1981 Mongoose Wire Wheel
"The bicycle built to fly"
This is my "spare parts build". After building the other 2 motomags, I had almost enough parts to build another mongoose. So, that's just what I did. The chrome on this frame was gone, so I sandblasted it, and repainted it. I used spray cans on the color & clear coats, but wet sanded it in between and the finish came out great. I refurbished a lot of the parts on this one to include: the frame, bars, stem, pedals, cranks & seat post. I couldn't be happier with the build over all. I think it's the first time the end product ended up exactly as I pictured it in my mind before I started. I especially love the color of the frame with the black tuffs and parts.
Frame: 81 Mongoose II, with repop decals
Forks: Chrome mid-80's Californian style
Headset: Tioga Beartrap II
Bars: Early 80's Race Inc, polished w/ org. ano & decal "badge".
Grips: Mongoose repops
Stem: Nitto SX
Seat post: 81 Mongoose SS
Seat Post Clamp: Mongoose stamped SS
Seat: Generic diamond pleated
Cranks: Ashtubala (Org. from our 79 motomag)
BB: Tange (Org. from the 79 motomag)
Pedals: KKT platforms polished, and painted in the recessed areas.
Sprocket: Monogoose stamped 44t snowflake.
Chain: KMC 1/8"
Wheels: Unstamped Tuff I dated 79 w/ bendix coaster brake
Tires: IRC Racer 80-X 20 x 2.125's
Pads: California Lite, black/white checkered, & solid black optional.
Submitted by TxFireman