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1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

#1 2008-01-27 1:52pm

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1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

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1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

My pride and joy!

If any bike was worthy of restoration to it's former glory, it's this one! So I had the frame and forks re-chromed and rebuilt the wheels. Everything else (except the original Mongoose cranks) is pretty much NOS. Although the parts I've used may not have been original spec, they're all era correct and I like to think they look pretty good on the bike, and anyway, this bike's for riding! The original Winner's Choice tyres are a nice touch although I don't think they're going to last another summer. I hope you like it - I do!


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Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

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#2 2008-01-27 5:59pm

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

Good lookin ride....  nice job!


Lookin for:  9/16" DX's in gold rougher the better...  Dirtbike with standing platform, Menstrual cycles decals...  Need one Blue anno Ukai speedline shinny side rider condish and straight.

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#3 2008-01-27 6:15pm

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

Stunning... What did you do with that stem? Is that original or replated?

Mike

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#4 2008-01-28 2:34am

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

mnwniko wrote:

Stunning... What did you do with that stem? Is that original or replated?

Mike

Thanks dude. The stem is original and was in fairly good shape when I got it - I spent a "few" hours with the metal polish though.


Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

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#5 2008-01-28 6:13am

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

That is one of the best Kos Kruiser builds that I have seen!
Congradulations and enjoy!


Kappa fan

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#6 2008-01-28 6:23am

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

Got to agree one of the best Kos Kruisers I've seen as well


RIDE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT

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#7 2008-01-30 1:18am

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

NOW thats what I call a KOS! Superb!


THATS FACTORY !!

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#8 2008-01-31 3:06am

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

Thanks for the nice comments guys - makes it worth it!


Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

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#9 2008-02-01 8:40pm

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

Yep very nice !   Well done.They sure ride well.

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#10 2008-02-02 12:04pm

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

That thing looks brand new.

THAT is nolstagia

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#11 2008-02-15 1:12pm

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

That is one sweet ride!

Way to Go!


Wish I still had my 81 Motomag Goose!

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#12 2008-02-20 8:19pm

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

Killer Kos!  I have not seen one that nice since they were in the bike shops.  Enjoy!

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#13 2009-04-24 10:50am

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

Nice build - reminds me of the Karate Kids bike (Daniel Lurusso??), great build, glad to see you've got the balls to ride it - If you can build it once, you can do it again -LOL:P

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#14 2009-04-29 1:01am

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

Just bought one of theses, can't wait to ride it

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#15 2010-04-29 6:24pm

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

yikes


Looking for REbel racing, Blazer Racing  and Kuwahara Race stuff. Old School Rules!

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#16 2010-07-11 8:02pm

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

sweet ride smile


Do Or Do Not There Is No Try

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#17 2011-08-16 7:36pm

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

very nice KOS i love it, big_smile

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#18 2011-08-16 7:55pm

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

Awesome bike!!!!!! You did a great job restoring it, and every detail on the bike is stunning. Enjoy the ride smile

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#19 2016-09-19 12:49pm

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

Daniel Larusso would be proud of this one!


What do ya hear, What do ya say?????

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