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1984 Grand Prix

#1 2009-06-21 9:46am

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1984 Grand Prix

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1984 Grand Prix

Uk market entry level mongoose, great frame and forks

This bike was i believe only released to the UK market although it could well have been available in the rest of europe.
i got the frame and forks a couple of months ago and decided to build it up the way id like it, seen lots of blue/chrome schemes in the museum so theres my inspiration.
mostly survivor parts from the usual places
hope you like it, i do


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#2 2009-06-21 10:43am

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Re: 1984 Grand Prix

really nice build!!i have one of these,well frame and forks but ive never built it up,instead ive just purchased an 83 gusset goose frame for the mint forks and im gonna fire the gp frame on its way.really like what youve done with yours tho!

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#3 2009-06-21 11:46am

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Re: 1984 Grand Prix

big_smile cheers markyp, get yours built as there arnt many of these around it seems


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#4 2009-06-21 1:47pm

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Re: 1984 Grand Prix

skidpan wrote:

big_smile cheers markyp, get yours built as there arnt many of these around it seems

mmm,food for thought,maybe i might hang on to the frame then?

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#5 2009-06-21 1:58pm

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Re: 1984 Grand Prix

i think so, these were released to try and snatch back some of the market share from lower to mid spec raleigh burners in the uk bitd and to be fair the quality and framework is way better than anything less than the aero pro and team aero pro burners and maybe cromo (and im speaking as a massive burner fan, pics of my burners to follow too) build it and preserve it fella wink


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#6 2009-06-21 2:28pm

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Re: 1984 Grand Prix

out of interest is the welding around the bb area a dogs dinner?mine is a mess,finishes as a blob!the front end is neatly brazed,bit of a contrast!i originally thought that it had been rewelded but speaking to someone else they said that the gp was a cheap goose so the welding wasnt too great anyway.im guessing that if you did snap a gp frame youd have just binned it being a cheapo goose not reweld and rechrome??let me know or try and fire me some pics of the bb area if you can,you can see my gp in my bikes here in the museum!!

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#7 2009-06-21 2:34pm

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Re: 1984 Grand Prix

just had a close look and yes the bb welds arnt great compared to the rest of the frame although not too bad really, a little blobby maybe. pm your email and i'll drop you a pic of the welds on mine to compare

the rest of the welds are as sweet as any ive seen on a goose, had a supergoose bitd and these look as good as they did from memory but then im older than these bikes so it could be failing me big_smile


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#8 2009-06-21 2:39pm

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Re: 1984 Grand Prix

cheers skidpan pm'd!!cool

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#9 2009-06-21 2:42pm

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Re: 1984 Grand Prix

Very, very nice


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#10 2009-06-21 2:50pm

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Re: 1984 Grand Prix

mailed you Markyp

Thanks powerserg wink


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#11 2009-09-13 10:40pm

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Re: 1984 Grand Prix

old school memories flooding back....thanks man
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...they say "in life, its best to keep your feet firmly on the ground"...
        ...how the hell can you do that while having fun!!!...

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#12 2009-09-24 3:40am

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Re: 1984 Grand Prix

thanks daleyRANGER smile


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#13 2010-04-20 7:02pm

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Re: 1984 Grand Prix

Beautiful bike, congrats!


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#14 2010-04-20 7:10pm

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Re: 1984 Grand Prix

Sweet ride! n I was the 420 th viewer on 4/20


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#15 2010-04-27 1:55am

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Re: 1984 Grand Prix

Thanks 1000 p o t

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spooky Burnside cool thanks


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#16 2012-03-15 2:06pm

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Re: 1984 Grand Prix

looks like an expert  smile


my post's # is low cuz I spend most of my time in the for sale section and all of my posts wind up getting deleted hmm

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