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#1 2006-01-17 2:56pm

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1981 Mongoose Two-Four

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1981 Mongoose Two-Four

This frame set is rumored to be one of the original 8 made for the 1981 knottsberry farm race where they were first debuted. This one has 3 holes in the dropouts?! ANYONE else have one like this?  The brake mount has been moved on mine..Does have team stickers on forks.


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#2 2007-05-19 8:26am

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Two-Four

what knotsberry farm race?

I came across a 1982 2 /4 recently . . .


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#3 2008-09-17 10:03pm

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Two-Four

Yeah? So did I big_smile It's a Jan'82. When was the race at Knotsberry Farm?

Here's mine, it only has 2 holes in the dropout, What's up with that?

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#4 2009-04-06 9:10pm

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Two-Four

I followed up with the guys over at Vintage Mongoose on the two hole / three hole dropouts. This comes up because both VM and the Museum use the three hole dropout, as you see on Gary's bike here, as their reference picture on how to identify the Two-Four. Turns out looking for a three hole dropout would be a very bad way to try to identify a Two-Four. Why you may ask. Simple, the Two Four's with the three hole dropouts, as seen above, on the Mongoose mainpage here in the Museum and over at Vintage Mongoose are exceedingly rare, early versions of the bike. Most consider these bikes the 'prototype'.

Gary's bike pictured above is likely one of the nicest examples of these prototypes and probably a Knotsberry racer indeed. Again, the "funky" "Team Mongoose" decals on the forks are VERY rare. For those who haven't looked closely at the fork decals -vs- other Two-Four forks decals take a look.

Add the decals and the dropouts and...yup...it's got a Hemi.


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#5 2009-10-19 6:45pm

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Two-Four

Not a big 'Goose fan usually...but, DAYUM!yikes

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#6 2011-02-27 1:33am

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Two-Four

Sexy ! Do U Still Have It? If So Is It Built ? cool


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#7 2012-12-22 2:33pm

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Two-Four

Nice cool


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#8 2017-06-27 8:39pm

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Two-Four

Hi GAry, The third hole is for a chain tensioner I've seen a two four with the bolt on style. I think it was here in the Bmx museum.
Jason from the sprocket group.

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