1977 Mongoose Motomag
1977 Low gusset Mongoose
I had been hunting for a low gusset Goose for quite sometime. I had owned one back in the day and it was always my back up frame when one of my race frames broke. Unbelievably this was found in a scrap pile in a back yard. It was originally nickle plated but had deteriorated badly. Also one of the former owners had etched his name in several places, so it was a powder coat candidate. As an added bonus it had undrilled Redline forks on it which were an option from Mongoose back then. I knew she needed Motomags for sure so I found a pair of II"s locally that were red. I put in some hours stripping and polishing them. I purposely left them a little rough for the old school look. I went with a Gold Stem. Ashtabula cranks. My Nephew Matt ( Fulthrotle73 ) did an awesome job applying the decals. I didn't want any part of that!!
This bike was way fun to build!! It brought back lots of memories along the way.