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1981 Mongoose Minigoose

#1 2009-11-27 7:35pm

bobafett
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1981 Mongoose Minigoose

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1981 Mongoose Minigoose

nickel minigoose built with my daughter......


So I decided a while back that I needed to build a custom pink minigoose with my daughter.
It's taken a while to get all the 'right' parts for it the way we had specced it up together, but we finally got everything we wanted / needed.
Also wanted to focus a bit on keeping it fairly light hence some of the parts selection.

So here is the parts rundown :

1981 nickel minigoose F&F (original finish)
Race Inc bars
New AME rounds
Pro-class wheels (with custom rim tape)
NOS Comp St
New dice caps
SR stem
mongoose stamped headset
DiaCompe 890/1020 polished calipers
DiaCompe pre-bent polished levers
NOS DiaCompe cables
NOS genuine skyway tuff pads
mongoose spider
40T takagi chainwheel
unstamped 165mm crank
NOS KKT P8 lightweight pedals
Short dyno chro-mo seatpost
mongoose stamped seatclamp
quilted messinger 'style' seat
custom mongoose vinyl padset
custom minigoose decal set


http://bmxmuseum.com/img/view-bike-in-museum.gif


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

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#2 2009-11-27 9:13pm

chemcopout
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Re: 1981 Mongoose Minigoose

thats really cool :cool:
i think it came out PERFECT even though i am not a fan of pink, i tried it once with a mongoose but ended up trading it.
does your daughter like to ride with you?


I stopped begging for help with the bike drive. If you see this and wish to donate parts send me a message. Anything and everything is accepted and appreciated :)

Sell me all your S&M parts!!!
...And go look at my S&M bikes:

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#3 2009-11-27 9:56pm

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Minigoose

Insane custom build! One of the best. The attention to detail and originality is way off the charts... Those custom decals, the pads and seat... On so many levels, this little Goose is mind blowing.

That is definitely a lot of work and so damn original... Best build ever for a little girl! Amazing... :cool:

I'd love to know more about the details of how you came up with this and all those custom parts etc.


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

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#4 2009-11-27 10:18pm

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Minigoose

Wow, um that's different alright!
I'm also not a fan of pink.
But it's cool, I like it.
I can't let the step daughter see this! :P


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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#5 2009-11-29 4:14pm

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Minigoose

Thanks for the comments guys - one of my most enjoyable builds that's for sure, especially as we chose parts and built it together - she's one happy girl at the moment :lol:


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

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#6 2009-11-29 4:30pm

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Minigoose

thats so awesome :)
im glad shes happy with it!
every part you chose for this build is perfect, its amazing :o :cool:
hell, even though i said i dont dig pink i would sure ride this BMX anyday.
so how did you come up with the decals and pads? im drawn to this bike, its so cool!


I stopped begging for help with the bike drive. If you see this and wish to donate parts send me a message. Anything and everything is accepted and appreciated :)

Sell me all your S&M parts!!!
...And go look at my S&M bikes:

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#7 2009-12-01 11:15am

bobafett
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Re: 1981 Mongoose Minigoose

Thanks !

I had to have the custom bits specially made ;)


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

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#8 2010-02-18 4:48pm

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Minigoose

'Minifett' will be the envy of all her friends cruising around on that :D

Love it mate ;)

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#9 2010-02-27 4:57pm

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Minigoose

NORTY40 wrote:

'Minifett' will be the envy of all her friends cruising around on that :D

Love it mate ;)

Hey when are we gonna see Olivia's pink goose on here Joff ? ;)


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

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#10 2010-08-25 3:34pm

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Minigoose

slamming!  one of a kind!  I love it!  lucky girl!  cool dad!


Its not the years...its the mileage

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#11 2010-10-18 11:36am

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Minigoose

Thats just great! Awesome job Fett!

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#12 2010-10-21 8:36am

bobafett
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Re: 1981 Mongoose Minigoose

Thanks :)


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

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#13 2020-09-01 10:17am

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Minigoose

Over 10 years later and I think she's gonna be retired to the carpet now.

My eldest rode this bike for a good few years after we built it together in 2009 and then her younger sister rode it until very recently when she got her own 1988 minigoose (which is also posted up on here).

Here's a pic of a family ride just a few months ago. My wife rides the red white blue 86 Cali, eldest daughter now rides the black n chrome 84 Cali, I still ride my trusty 82 supergoose and my youngest daughter was riding this little 81 custom pink minigoose, more than likely for the last time.........

http://www.jpdeane.com/BMX/Bobafett_FamilyRide.jpg

:)


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