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1980 Mongoose Motomag

#1 2009-03-05 9:01am

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1980 Mongoose Motomag

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1980 Mongoose Motomag

A different custom Mongoose...

This is a mock up of a new custom Goose I've started... I really like orange and black together. It was inspired by the same basic colors on my 26" Urban Commando. I'm calling it the "Urban Commando Mongoose". This will be updated as it gets built up. Update April 14th, 2009. Finished this up today. New pictures of completed bike have been added.


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#2 2009-03-05 1:19pm

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Re: 1980 Mongoose Motomag

Nice. My brother had an orange shorty with Ashtabula forks when we were kids.

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#3 2009-03-05 2:23pm

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I'll be looking forward to seeing this one done, Pete! LOL, I'm already starting to build it in my head. :lol: Great job on the paint & decal selection. The decals look great like that.


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#4 2009-03-05 2:29pm

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SCHWINNNNG...SWEET AS PUMPKIN PIE!:D:D:D


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#5 2009-03-05 3:16pm

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Gracias my BMX brothers... :) I appreciate the comments. This will be a fun custom bike to finish up for sure. Although this bike will be far from any "catalogue correct Goose", it's always fun to mess around with a regular Goose and try to make it slightly different (at least for me). I like doing them both ways, "era-correct" and custom.

In case anyone is interested, the frame was powder coated by a friend who lives nearby. He's really good and didn't obscure the serial numbers or the nice welds, which is always my biggest concern when having frames powder coated.

The decals are custom. They are "Mongoose Skeleton" decals that have no other parts than the colored area. That way the finish can show through and around the lettering etc. I'm really starting to like them and plan on using them on a couple other Goose builds.:cool:

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#6 2009-03-05 5:05pm

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Dang... that orange looks awesome... What wheels are you going to run on it?


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#7 2009-03-05 6:51pm

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Not sure 420... Definitely Motomags though. I was thinking Motomag 1's but it's an '80 frame so, in the spirit of the era, maybe MM 11's would be more appropriate. Given a choice, I would put Webco mags on every single BMX bike bike I own! :P

Basically, I've been thinking about a custom job for some Motomags to go on this one. I've never really liked colored ones but, this should be something different given the whole "custom" vibe I'm going after here.

Got any ideas?


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#8 2009-03-08 8:32am

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Looks great. I think MM II's, black Tuff I's or maybe black lester's.

I look forward to seeing the finished product.

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#9 2009-03-14 11:41pm

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I was just going through you're bikes and this one just stands out, Let me tell you how I see it in my head Black bars, forks, seat post, crank arms, rims, and spokes. White tires, grips, pedals and seat and with the orange standing ot the most, That would be great! LOL

I just started the hobby of restoring (with limited funds) and riding and I am learning a lot. It is obvious the creativity you have by turning this frame into something so eye catching.

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#10 2009-04-14 2:55pm

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Finally got around to finishing this today... Hope you guys dig it! :cool:


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#11 2009-04-14 10:30pm

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Looks great, Pete! The black looks stealthy.. but the orange says, hey, I like to party too.

:lol:

Very nice! :cool:


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#12 2009-06-17 12:40pm

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Hugger Orange Rules! :)


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#13 2009-11-09 3:12pm

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Re: 1980 Mongoose Motomag

Took out the "Urban Commando" Goose for a little neighborhood ride this afternoon...   

The pictures aren't very good (I was having trouble using the timer) but managed to get a couple shots of both wheels off the ground! Ha!  :lol:

Heading into my late 40's at nearly 200 pounds, the old Goose held up pretty good under the strain, feeling very tight and solid. She's a strong little Goose!

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh73/mongoosedrummer/DSC09401.jpg
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh73/mongoosedrummer/DSC09400.jpg
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh73/mongoosedrummer/DSC09402.jpg
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh73/mongoosedrummer/DSC09392.jpg


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#14 2013-02-22 12:01am

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Seems like the 70's bikes are dying off in interest/popularity... Especially the early and mid 70's bikes... Oh well, I'm bumpin' to keep them thumpin'!!! Haha! ;)


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