You are not logged in.

1976 Mongoose Motomag  RSS Feed

#1 2011-01-19 9:09pm

mongoosedrummer
Pro Member
From: Twomey, TN
Registered: 2008-01-02
Posts: 787
Bikes: 13

1976 Mongoose Motomag

http://bmxmuseum.com/image/dsc01424.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/dsc01423.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/dsc01427_copy3.jpg http://bmxmuseum.com/image/dsc00475_copy0.jpg

1976 Mongoose Motomag

Survivor with Upgrades

I put this one together yesterday after an intense cleaning and restoration process. Basically, it's a 1976 "Long" Mongoose Survivor. The original owner had upgraded a few things including changing the original decals over to prismatic Team decals sometime before retiring the bike around 1978. The nickel frame and Redline forks, V-Bars and Redline stem are all in their original finish. I switched up a couple parts to make it more personal for me, including era correct Webco Magnesium mags, NOS Hunt Wilde Natural Grips and an NOS black Mesinger seat. I also added a New School S&M sprocket because I dig them and it brings the bike into the 21st Century. It's also a nice little tribute to Motomags which would also suit this bike very well IMO. I preserved all the original parts (shown in the last picture) should I ever decide to put it back together as a 100% true Survivor. Right now, it's going to be my new daily rider/whip.


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


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

Offline

 

#2 2011-01-20 8:04am

mongoosedrummer
Pro Member
From: Twomey, TN
Registered: 2008-01-02
Posts: 787
Bikes: 13

Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

Just thought I should also include the before and after pics of how it turned out using all the original parts before I changed it up slightly.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh73/mongoosedrummer/DSC00086-1-1.jpg
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh73/mongoosedrummer/DSC00487.jpg
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh73/mongoosedrummer/DSC00490.jpg
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh73/mongoosedrummer/DSC01381.jpg

Here's a couple more before and after shots from when I cleaned up those Tuffs.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh73/mongoosedrummer/DSC00348.jpg
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh73/mongoosedrummer/DSC00349-1.jpg
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh73/mongoosedrummer/DSC00346-1.jpg
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh73/mongoosedrummer/DSC00354-1.jpg


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

Offline

 

#3 2011-01-21 5:17am

James Vigil
Pro Member
From: HWD, Ca.
Registered: 2008-11-02
Posts: 2743
Bikes: 2

Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

Nice 'goose


A pile of shit has a thousand eyes.

Offline

 

#4 2011-01-21 5:43am

Burning River
BMXer 4 Life
From: Westside Of Cleveland
Registered: 2010-11-27
Posts: 14103

Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

Saw the Restoration Thread on this wonderful bike , great job . cool


" Some may never live, but the crazy never die. "

     ~ Hunter S. Thompson 

Offline

 

#5 2011-01-21 7:49am

Brix
Expert
Registered: 2010-02-08
Posts: 841
Bikes: 10

Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

That is just stunning. The Motoman sprocket is a nice touch. You've got some true classics in your collection...this is definitely one of them.

Offline

 

#6 2011-01-21 7:51am

Brix
Expert
Registered: 2010-02-08
Posts: 841
Bikes: 10

Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

Also...that is an amazing clean-up job on the blue Tuff's. Truly brought back from the dead!!

Offline

 

#7 2011-01-21 11:26am

mongoosedrummer
Pro Member
From: Twomey, TN
Registered: 2008-01-02
Posts: 787
Bikes: 13

Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

Thanks for the comments guys! smile


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

Offline

 

#8 2011-01-21 4:41pm

g-flash
Expert
Registered: 2007-04-22
Posts: 665
Bikes: 9

Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

Well done Pete! Great to see some old stuff here again!cool


Free your mind and your ass will follow!

Offline

 

#9 2011-01-22 2:06am

johnng23604
U seen my "baseball"
From: CC TX
Registered: 2009-02-22
Posts: 4632
Bikes: 44
Website

Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

Love the goose and the webco mags!


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 wink
I'm also johnng23604 at "Retro-goose", "VintageBMX" & "RADbmx"

Offline

 

#10 2011-01-23 3:21pm

King of Pipeline
Museum Addict
From: Rochester, MN
Registered: 2008-03-07
Posts: 1216

Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

Great ride.. I didn't know Mongoose made them that old.. I bought the Mongoose retro years ago. Looked just like those.. That's on old BMX bike.

Offline

 

#11 2011-05-20 9:02pm

OsBMXrida
For Sale Restricted
From: Erlanger, KT
Registered: 2011-02-25
Posts: 127
Bikes: 1

Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

76 mongoose... damn thats older than i am. Looks like it held up better as well wink


Skyway is the only way.

Offline

 

#12 2012-12-13 7:51pm

mongoosedrummer
Pro Member
From: Twomey, TN
Registered: 2008-01-02
Posts: 787
Bikes: 13

Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

'76 was an incredible year for BMX. These early Mongoose designs did hold up incredibly well that's why they have survived all this time, good point.


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

Offline

 

#13 2013-02-21 11:57pm

mongoosedrummer
Pro Member
From: Twomey, TN
Registered: 2008-01-02
Posts: 787
Bikes: 13

Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

Seems like the 70's bikes are dying off in interest/popularity... Especially the early and mid 70's bikes... Oh well, I'm bumpin' to keep them thumpin'!!! Haha! wink


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

Offline

 

#14 2013-05-07 3:48pm

itsdug
Pro MemberMike Hunt
From: Nashville
Registered: 2009-03-09
Posts: 19155
Bikes: 5
Website

Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

How did I miss this one? Awesome bike!


BMX IS SERIOUS BUSINESS!

Offline

 

#15 2013-05-07 8:30pm

JAMMJ
Pro MemberBanned
From: Texas
Registered: 2009-05-18
Posts: 7709
Bikes: 13

Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

love the webcos on a mongoose.  Thats sick  cool

Offline

 

#16 2013-05-31 7:18pm

JoszJay
Museum Newbie
Registered: 2013-05-31
Posts: 22

Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

sick big_smile

Offline

 

#17 2013-07-28 3:06pm

Oaktown Massive
Pro Member
From: 510 to 323, Cali
Registered: 2010-04-18
Posts: 2122
Bikes: 2
Website

Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

Beautiful 'Goose.  The sprocket's a very nice touch cool


1 9 7 7   R a c e   I n c.   R A - 7            1 9 7 9   R e d   L i n e   M X I I

Offline

 

#18 2015-10-25 4:35pm

gRiM199
Member
From: Adelaide, SA
Registered: 2015-09-09
Posts: 67

Re: 1976 Mongoose Motomag

cool NOICE cool


Ride It Like You Stole It

Offline

 

Board footer

View Cart →