1984 Mongoose Californian
NOT a Cru Jones build!
One of the most econ-qual racers ever made!
I took the liberty of upgrading a few parts like the bars to the larger size from the following year, grips, seat, seat post, clamp, chain, pedals (the 468's really did roll under your feet!), brakes (also added on later models), and changed the cranks to the cromo-lites so I could thrash it without worry.
This is a great rider for cruising, sprinting across town, or goofin' at the track. It does feel a bit short for my 6 foot tall self, but it handles excellent and is very responsive and predictable. One of my favorite bikes to ride.
Frame: Mongoose Californian, Moorpark made, All tubes Cro-Moly
Fork: Mongoose, Hi-tensile steel
Headset: Tange Motocross w/ SST Dirt Skirt
Stem: SR MS-423 race
Bars: Mongoose Pro Class, 8.25 X 27", '85 model
Grips: A'me Rounds
Seat: Viscount Aero
Post: Nitto layback
Clamp: Dia-Compe, hinged
Cranks: SR Cromo-lite, 175 X 24
Pedals: SR MP-470
Disk: Mongoose Pro Class
Ring: Sugino 44 t
Fixing bolts: Sugino
Chain: D.I.D. 1/8"
Freewheel: Suntour 16 t
Brakes: Dia-Compe MX 1000 front/rear
Levers: Dia-Compe Tech 3
Brake pads: Skyway Tuff pads, 1st gen
Wheels: Mongoose Pro Class, aluminum w/ blue rims strips and SR hubs
Tires: Cheng Shin 1.75
Extras: California Lite stem and handlebar pads
Submitted by Do A Trick