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1980 Mongoose Moosegoose

#1 2010-05-03 5:11pm

rhino2084
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1980 Mongoose Moosegoose

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1980 Mongoose Moosegoose

Lucky find and an amazing ride. Absolutely the most unique bike I have ridden to date. Nothing else feels like a Moose!

I found this bike at my local bike "recyclery" on a random day. I frequent our used bike shop every other week or so and on this particular Sunday I happened to spot a Moosegoose sitting in the used bike area. I assumed someone rode this in to show it off or one of the store owners had it as a trophy piece. Upon closer inspection I noticed the tires were flat so I inquired with the guys running the shop to see if it was for sale. Apparently, I walked in 15 minutes after this bike was dropped off as a donation and it indeed was for sale (it would have been cool to hear about the bike from whomever dropped it off). I purchased the bike, took it home (called my brother about 15 or 30 times to talk about it) and then filled the tires up with air and took it for a spin. This Moosegoose was pretty close to original condition. The only things I have upgraded are the grips (which were mountain bike style grips when found) the tires with repop tioga Comp III tires (originally were one gumwall and one blackwall Comp III style when found) and a rider Mongoose suede seat (which was a mountain bike seat when found). Hopefully I can find some Mongoose snake belly tires in the future. My gut instinct when I first found this bike was to strip it, clean it and go with repop decals etc. but I am really enjoying riding this bike as is. It feels and rides great. I have since repacked the headset, hubs, bottom bracket and pedals. I have also cleaned it with care and gave the pedals a vinegar bath which brightened them up nicely. It's riding like a dream. I plan to put a lot of miles on it.
If you get the chance to ride one of these bad boys I highly recommend it. It feels like a cruiser, a folding commuter bike and a 20 inch bmx all in one. Very unique and very fun.   


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#2 2010-05-03 5:15pm

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Re: 1980 Mongoose Moosegoose

SWEET moose cool cool cool


Check out "DAD'S PIT BOX"(a thread for dad's w/young racers)

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#3 2010-05-03 5:15pm

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Re: 1980 Mongoose Moosegoose

Awesome find.I need one myself.I mean want.


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#4 2010-05-03 5:21pm

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Re: 1980 Mongoose Moosegoose

Gotta love Bullwinkle!!


"It does say ask any and all questions. It doesn't say no cracks dents or rewelds"
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#5 2010-05-03 6:57pm

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Re: 1980 Mongoose Moosegoose

sick goose cool , great find


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#6 2010-05-06 10:29am

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Re: 1980 Mongoose Moosegoose

Thanks all!!!


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#7 2010-06-15 1:29am

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Re: 1980 Mongoose Moosegoose

Nice Goose bro! I really admire you guys that find these on chuck outs! Goose Power!!!


I want to be the first to mono on Mars!
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#8 2010-11-18 10:26pm

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Re: 1980 Mongoose Moosegoose

I just updated the photos with my latest. I found a rider suede Mongoose seat and have also gone through everything at this point and have it cleaned up pretty nicely. It has been fun riding this around town.


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#9 2012-02-21 6:07pm

Tony1970
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Re: 1980 Mongoose Moosegoose

The Moosegoose dominates Brown's! One sweet ride that Chrisp can't even handle on a good night. The suede adds even more OS class to a bike that rides like butter.


"Coaster brakes or death!"

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#10 2012-09-08 10:43am

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Re: 1980 Mongoose Moosegoose

Love the story, love the bike.


Luv thow neighbor, but use protection!

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