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#1 2009-04-24 7:58pm

chad.gt.pfttm
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1981 Mongoose Motomag

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1981 Mongoose Motomag

My childhood 'Goose, received at Christmas '81 when I was 8 years old.


Bought new in December 1981.

Between 82 & 85ish, it was modded into pretty-much the exact bike shown here. From ~85-86, I got 100% into freestyle & it was bastardized into a psuedo f/s bike & all the original mods were broken, worn out, or traded away until all that was left was the frame.

The only original surviving parts are the frame, seatpost clamp, & the frame pad... both of which took up residency in the top of my tool box for the past 20+ years.

A few things aren't quite right; the stem is a generic double-clamp that I stripped, Metalcasted, then added new hardware & the Maurice decal. The bars aren't Redline, as they were BITD. And it had a blu/wht checkered ShotGunII seat & MKS Grafight-X pedals. Other than those things & the fact that I replaced the trashed original decals w/ Team decals, it's as it was c1985... right down to the headset lock & blk/slvr Tech2 levers.

I have to restore the Tuffs, restore a pair of blue KKT Lightnings, & install the 1st gen Skyway Tuff Pads... & find a blue Haro Series One plate (yeah right).

Still have the original owner's manual, too.



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#2 2009-04-24 10:53pm

TxFireman
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Re: 1981 Mongoose Motomag

Great looking goose! Even better that you've had it all this time. Very nice.


"Danger is my business" ~ Jeff Spicoli - Fast Times at Ridgemont High
~1978 Mongoose Motomag~1979 Mongoose motomag~1983 Kuwahara KZ-83 Laser Lite~1981 Mongoose II~

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#3 2010-05-19 2:03pm

cnc6306
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Re: 1981 Mongoose Motomag

sick goose cool


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#4 2012-04-01 6:43pm

jukeman
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Re: 1981 Mongoose Motomag

this is the kind of bike that puts a smile on my face.wish i had my first real bmx..a redline 500b..

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#5 2014-02-14 8:08pm

cruesixx69
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Re: 1981 Mongoose Motomag

This Goose is too sweet. I wish I had my first Redline Proline. I think its awesome you have your original frame. Very cool


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Needs=82' National Pro Long frame. Want one bad!!!!
Needs=80' Malvern Star Super Max frame and fork
Needs=79' Team Jag or 80' Jag
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