1987 Mongoose Californian
Built it the way I wanted it.
And, finally done! After all the blood, sweat, tears and frustration, I'm really pleased with the outcome. Old school frame, mid and new school tinge. Original paint, just cleaned thoroughly and polished. I wanted the 27 years of scratches, etc. to notice.
Rides awesomely well. Really nimble bike.
Had a Californian back in 1984. It's awesome to ride one again.
Here's the breakdown:
Frame: 1987 Mongoose Californian
Wheels: 1982 CMC Pro-Class (Steel chrome)
Hubs: Suzue Sealed Bearing Hubs
Crank: 180mm Profile
Disc: Mongoose Pro-Class Power Disc
Chainwheel: Takagi 44T
Seatpost: Primo The Rod
Seatpost clamp: DK
Seat: Mosh Lightning
Brake Lever: Dia-Compe Tech-77, hinge stamped Japan
Brake pads: Kool-Stop
Fork: Hutch threadless, undrilled
Handlebar: Sunday (not sure)
Stem: Knight Ruf-Neck
Headset:Tange Technoglide (Sealed)
Stem spacer: SE Racing Nut Spacer
Tires: 20x 1.95 Tioga Street Block (Folding)
Dice caps: Benny Gold, drilled by yours truly.
- Company: Mongoose
- Model: Californian
- Wheel Size: 20"
- Headtube size: 1"