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1980 Team Mongoose

1980 Team Mongoose

Team issue Mongoose

1980 Team Mongoose.


I found this frame in a trash pile.  It was pretty chewed up.  The dropouts were nasty, the solid piece behind the BB was really scuffed and the serial was 99% ground off.  The last number, however, was still partially there and it was a 0.  I took it to The Frame Doctor and he fixed it and powdered it.  I spent the better part of the year gathering the rest of the parts.


It’s loosely modeled after the ’78-’79 two page ad in BMXA where the guy is holding it up at his head.  Parts list:


‘80 Team Mongoose frame

‘79 Roger DeCoster fork

Cheng Shin tires

Araya 7X rims

Shimano hubs

Shimano freewheel

Shimano Tourney brake

Shimano DX seat post

Shimano Dura Ace cranks

Shimano Drua Ace cable clips

KKT pedals (NOS)

Kashimax MX seat

Mongoose gold stem

Mongoose stamped seat clamp

Diamond Back bars

Oury grips

Dia Compe lever (NOS)

Custom plate by Forty Four Sixteen

Custom numbers by me

  • Race
  • Company: Mongoose
  • Model: Team
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"