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1988 Mongoose Mini Californian

#1 2009-01-20 8:16am

bmxmarty
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1988 Mongoose Mini Californian

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1988 Mongoose Mini Californian

Brand New Survivor

This is a brand new 1988 Mongoose Mini Californian. I found it still in the original box, but robbed of some of its parts. It was missing the wheels, tires, stem, pedals and brake/lever. I had a set of NOS Mongoose Pro Class 20x1-3/8" wheels, a set of modern Cheng Shin tires, a NOS Primo Mini-XL stem (may not have ever made it to production, never seen one before), a NOS Dia-Compe MX brake lever, a NOS Dia-Compe road/mini BMX brake, a set of modern VP Beartrap pedals, and a perfectly matching NOS padset that I randomly had laying around (what are the odds of that?)


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#2 2009-01-20 2:50pm

trktwo
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#3 2009-01-20 6:50pm

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Re: 1988 Mongoose Mini Californian

Very Nice cool

This bike was in production.


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#4 2009-01-21 6:33am

pitbaldridge
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Re: 1988 Mongoose Mini Californian

yup , very cool . i got one to , gonna build it and my 84 cali' to match for me and the kiddy someday . sounds like you got really lucky what with having all the parts laying around for it .

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#5 2009-11-16 9:27pm

radchad
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Re: 1988 Mongoose Mini Californian

Wow omg !! That was my 1st ever real BMX bike. It looked just like that man that thing is fantastic!!!


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Raced from 1988 to 1996
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#6 2011-03-20 8:49am

liltunechi
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Re: 1988 Mongoose Mini Californian

WOW it was meant to be!!! Awesome job on a super awesome find!!!

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#7 2019-03-19 11:18am

Mpr1sportbike
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Re: 1988 Mongoose Mini Californian

What is the mongoose mini Cali going for these days? I

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#8 2019-07-02 12:10am

cyclepathic
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Re: 1988 Mongoose Mini Californian

Wow, your bike is clean!!! I remember my cousin got one for his 9th or 10th birthday. He wanted to start racing and showed up one day with one of these. He had a hard time pedalling it,  I'm sure parts of it was no leg strength. Although I do remember the gearing 16/43 or 42 and 165mm cranks, correct me if I'm wrong. We swapped in some longer cranks, 170mm suginos and a 40 or 41 tooth sprocket, and I want to say a point 5 wheelset8. It greatly improved the bike and he raced a season at beginner, we even took him to several state races, he got smoked a lot but had a good time. Last time I saw his bike the wheels were gone and it was sitting under an oak tree rotting away. I tried buying it but couldn't make it happen.

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