1985 Mongoose Californian
My First True Survivor - Everything but the grips and missing pads
These bikes are a little heavier than I thought they would be with being a full 4130 chromoly frames/forks, and it's likely in the low end parts/wheels that they came with. However, this is my first full complete (minus grips and pads) survivor I have collected, so it stays as it is, NO UPGRADES!!! I love the ride on this bike and the geometry really is nice and fast, makes me want a Pro Class '85 full race rig now (ha ha, like I could afford it). Even the og tires, although getting a little dry, ride very well. Been jumping curbs into my yard, little whips into the neighbor's dogs face (mean ass pit bull douche bag dog), and lots of wheelies and endos. Neighborhood kids thought it was cool, and my two neighbor adult buddies freaked out at how well preserved this thing is. Both went on and on about how everyone they knew BITD had or wanted a Mongoose in their perspective neighborhoods they grew up in. Good ride and good conversation piece, love these survivors.
Submitted by mxfan69