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1981 Mongoose Wire Wheel

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

  • Dirt Jump / Trail
  • Company: Mongoose
  • Model: Wire Wheel
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"
  • Details Chromo mainframe