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1979 Mongoose Motomag

#1 2009-09-26 7:27am

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1979 Mongoose Motomag

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1979 Mongoose Motomag

Stings like a bee............

I decided to do this as a 100% survivor build
I imported this frame as part of a complete from the states to the UK last year as a donor build. It was a very cheap buy it now for a complete and the guy offered very cheap postage so I jumped on it as i wanted lots of the bits from it. So I stole everything i wanted from it for other builds and was left pretty much with just the frame and forks.
............Fast forward a year and by accident, more than design, I ended up with most of the bits to put her back together in a similar style but with some slightly different parts and a few personal tweeks.

I took a little bit of inspiration from the 82/83 catalogue cover picture with the yellow tyres in place of the black as I liked the look of it with the yellow compII's but I couldn't find any so I went for some nice cheng shin knobblies in yellow to give a similar-ish look.

The bike is a total survivor including original paintwork and decals (check out the funky bike license seat tube decal) - there is not a single NOS part on her and there has been NO restoration or paint touch-ups at all - just some hot soapy water and a bit of a polish !

1979 mongoose frame in original black paint finish and original decals
1979 mongoose/tange nickel forks (original to this frame)
1977 unstamped tuff I's with bendix coaster
1980? cheng shin knobblies
oakley 2 grips (these were actually an option grip for mongoose bikes in the 79/80 catalogue)
mongoose bars
ashtabula stem
ashtabula crank
sugino 40T chainwheel
union rat traps
mongoose stamped BB
mongoose stamped headset
mongoose stamped seat clamp
gold fluted post
troxel seat
early "TM" logo genuine mongoose survivor pad set


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

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#2 2009-09-26 9:31am

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Re: 1979 Mongoose Motomag

Nice Goose looks great -


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#3 2009-09-26 10:26am

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Re: 1979 Mongoose Motomag

Nice... Black and Yellow looks killer! :cool:


A "Squonk" is like a Mongoose only much harder to find...

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#4 2009-09-28 5:51am

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Re: 1979 Mongoose Motomag

Thanks :)


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

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#5 2009-11-13 10:30am

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Re: 1979 Mongoose Motomag

Great score

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#6 2009-11-13 10:46am

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Re: 1979 Mongoose Motomag

Great looking Goose! Nice work! :cool:


"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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#7 2009-11-22 3:17pm

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Thanks guys - glad you like her ;)


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

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#8 2011-03-27 12:32pm

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Re: 1979 Mongoose Motomag

Some day I will have the yellow on black goose. Always loved the color combo. Nice work!


I should diet becuz I can't see my thing.

Looking for a '79 or '80 Redline MXII with the common crack on the back of the seat mast

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#9 2011-03-28 2:47pm

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Re: 1979 Mongoose Motomag

:cool:


WTB: * NOS Oakley F1 grips black/yellow * KKT FMX/LMX Pedals * Skyway Tuff Graphite pedals/cages * NOS Oakley 2 red right side only * NOS Oakley 1 red left side only * NOS chrome KKT FMX left side pedal 9/16

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#10 2011-03-28 3:21pm

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Re: 1979 Mongoose Motomag

Love your Goose!

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#11 2011-09-16 6:22am

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Re: 1979 Mongoose Motomag

Thanks :)


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

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