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1984 Mongoose Californian

#1 2009-09-22 12:25pm

bobafett
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1984 Mongoose Californian

http://bmxmuseum.com/image/bobafett_84_cali_rider_new1s.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/bobafett_84_cali_rider_new2s.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/bobafett_84_cali_rider_new3s.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/bobafett_84_cali_rider_new4s.jpg

1984 Mongoose Californian

One of my mongoose riders............

I bought this 1984 Cali (frame only) a while back, real cheap on ebay with the intentions of throwing some cheap bits on it to make another rider (used the "I'll build a bike for the wife" excuse for buying yet another frame ! ) but you know what it's like - a few late night bids on ebay and you spend more than you originally wanted to on your "bargain" frame ! ....ahh well !!!
I went for a handfull of NOS parts, some nice survivor parts and a few newer parts such as the sealed tuffs and semi-sealed bottom bracket since it's to be riden but I'm well happy how it's turned out considering it's a 100% rider.

1984 mongoose californian F&F
Pro Class bars
SR MS-422 Stem
NOS Nikyo Headset
NOS Victor DX Pedals
mongoose crank
mongoose Spider
NOS Takagi Chainring
NOS Dia Compe 901's
NOS Dia Compe Tech 4's
NOS Dia Compe Cables
Kashimax Aero
NOS Generic layback
NOS Suntour seatclamp
New Tuff II's
Comp III copies
mongoose grips


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mongoositis - an expensive disease........

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#2 2009-09-22 3:17pm

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Re: 1984 Mongoose Californian

Thats a sick Moongoose Cali.. You can tell you got some  real nice NOS parts. great job bro!!! :D

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#3 2009-09-23 4:48am

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Re: 1984 Mongoose Californian

awesome looking goose , very nice build :cool:


TOPHER

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#5 2009-09-23 10:36am

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Re: 1984 Mongoose Californian

Sweet, sweet Goose.

How'd you get 'er to stand there like that while you took her pic?


WANTED:  NOS Blue GT Seat, NOS CW Bars, Oakley B1Bs in Blue/White, Blue Levers, Blue Pedals, California Lite by Johar Pads in Blue

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#6 2009-09-23 1:22pm

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Re: 1984 Mongoose Californian

Thanks for all the comments guys - glad you like her :)


Kenco1 wrote:

How'd you get 'er to stand there like that while you took her pic?

Large beer glass under the non-drive side pedal ;)


mongoositis - an expensive disease........

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#7 2009-10-29 7:21pm

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Re: 1984 Mongoose Californian

I like it. Still trying to build up mine with NOS parts. Can't go wrong with the black and crome. Are those repo pads?

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#8 2009-10-31 5:32pm

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Re: 1984 Mongoose Californian

Thanks man :)

Yep - repop pads on this build unfortunately - but she is a rider ;)


mongoositis - an expensive disease........

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#9 2009-10-31 6:10pm

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Re: 1984 Mongoose Californian

Awesome Build...The Tuffs look great on that thing!


Mean Cows x Black Weirdos

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#10 2009-10-31 6:42pm

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Re: 1984 Mongoose Californian

Where did you get the repo pads? I've been looking high and low, can't find a set.

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#11 2009-11-01 3:45am

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Re: 1984 Mongoose Californian

ebay.co.uk


mongoositis - an expensive disease........

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#12 2010-02-21 5:36am

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Re: 1984 Mongoose Californian

Beautiful John.....I love it :cool: Deffo gonna put tuffs on my Cali now.


Wanted: Anything MT Racing.

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#13 2010-02-27 4:56pm

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Re: 1984 Mongoose Californian

Thanks Nathan :)


mongoositis - an expensive disease........

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#14 2010-04-15 9:34am

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Re: 1984 Mongoose Californian

ur Mongoose Californian is a weapon m8 i have the frame and forks but it will not be as good as yours hehe good job bro

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#15 2010-04-15 2:56pm

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Re: 1984 Mongoose Californian

Thanks !

I ride this bike now and then, but mostly ride my 82 supergoose :)


mongoositis - an expensive disease........

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#16 2010-08-16 8:55pm

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Re: 1984 Mongoose Californian

That's a great looking Goose!  One of the best looking I have seen on here.....  Awesome job man!


Looking for Harry Leary and Turbo Lite Parts

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#17 2010-08-20 5:02pm

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Re: 1984 Mongoose Californian

brhoward wrote:

That's a great looking Goose!  One of the best looking I have seen on here.....  Awesome job man!

Thanks :)


mongoositis - an expensive disease........

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#18 2010-12-23 1:46pm

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Re: 1984 Mongoose Californian

This has to be the best looking bike on here. I dreamed of building my ideal bike with my son, so I bought 2 Cali frames, 1 chrome and 1 white, and he chose the white one to build, what does he know???? But your mike is pretty much how I wanted it to look. Fantastic job.

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#19 2010-12-24 9:25am

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Re: 1984 Mongoose Californian

Thanks - glad you like it :)


mongoositis - an expensive disease........

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#20 2010-12-24 9:55am

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Re: 1984 Mongoose Californian

Such a nice goose. I was thinking of doing one of these and now I think I will.

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#21 2010-12-24 10:06am

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Re: 1984 Mongoose Californian

Thanks guys - can;t believe this still gets comments after well over a year ! :lol:

The bike get's ridden quite a lot.

I actually took it to a skate park a few weeks back - my first EVER time at a skate park on a bike !

Didn't get very high on the half pipe though... LOL ! :D

http://www.jpdeane.com/bmx/RampCity/BlaclpoolRampCity2010Dec00.jpg

http://www.jpdeane.com/bmx/RampCity/BlaclpoolRampCity2010Dec01.jpg

http://www.jpdeane.com/bmx/RampCity/BlaclpoolRampCity2010Dec02.jpg

:lol:


mongoositis - an expensive disease........

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#22 2013-07-16 1:07pm

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Re: 1984 Mongoose Californian

Dude you gotta get some air on this goose! :D


I'm looking for the following frames, frame & forks or completes by BMX products:
MotoTrac (nickle or chrome), Racer-X or a Super-X (with the double gussets).
Thanks ;)
I'm also johnng23604 at "Retro-goose", "VintageBMX" & "RADbmx"

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#23 2017-02-08 8:17pm

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Re: 1984 Mongoose Californian

Amazing! Used to have one just like it as a kid. If you ever want to sell, I would love to buy it.

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