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1985 Mongoose Californian

1985 Mongoose Californian

Cru Jones build

We have all seen the movie and longed for one of those RAD bikes when we were kids. As an adult I still wanted one so I built one. I had the local tailor make these pads for me. The pads are fully stitched, no yellow tape or quick gimmick. 

The bike is an 85 cali that I took the decals off (except the store sticker) to make it look asnit did I. The movie. I couldn’t fins a good blue seat that came on the 85s (they all looked greenish) so I went and purchased this NOS seat, which is quite comfortable. The power disc I got from a friend and it is damn near perfect. Ofcourse I purchased a 25th anniversary plate from an online auction page and put it on, finishing off the build. I did put on repop grips, I used my other blue grips on my 24” pro class build. Shouldn’t matter too much, I ride all these bikes and eventually these grips will be worn too... 

RAD bike!!! GAry

Submitted by TimCirello

  • Race
  • Company: Mongoose
  • Model: Californian
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"
  • Details Custom pads Pro class II rims Pro Class blue/red rim strips Pro class power disc NOS blue Viscount BMX seat Red bandana

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