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1985 Mongoose Californian

1985 Mongoose Californian

Finally got another Cali!

Found this mostly built up in a local bike shop, Bike Club falls church VA to be exact. This place is the best shop around D.C. imho. The frame and forks are Mongoose with perfect chrome.  Since I sold my old Cali the repop stickers are available so I applied these to the frame and forks. The rear brakes are unknown and it also came with the headset dust covers. I would like to find an era correct proclass stem and bars. rims and skinwalls. I had this baby blue Dominator laying around just for a time like this.


Updated, got rid of the z-rims and the heavy kendas and puncture resistant slime inner tubes. I think it dropped five pounds. Feeling pretty good about this bike now. It now is riding on Cheng Shin skinwalls and Arayas. Also swapped the tecktro with a Dia-compe lever. Still not perfect but working towards it.

Submitted by Mrgalaxy

  • Race
  • Company: Mongoose
  • Model: Californian
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"
  • Details Redline cranks, JP box pedals, DK stem, HB bars, Pro class chainring, hollow pin chain, Araya rims, Skinwall cheng shins

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