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#1 2012-07-02 10:09pm

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What Do Mongoose Fans Desire Most.....Decade or FS1?

Early this summer I picked up a 86 FS1 and 3 weeks ago a fellow local old school rider picked up a 87 Decade and we starting talking about what one is better.
To me the Decade has a cooler style to it but the fact that the FS1 was ONLY made in 1986 gives it some extra points.
So fellow Goose fans what would it be......a Decade of any year or a FS1?


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#2 2012-07-02 10:37pm

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Re: What Do Mongoose Fans Desire Most.....Decade or FS1?

I really want a Decade, and yes, I'm a 'Goose fan. cool

Not only does the platform make it look cooler than an FS-1 to me, it would be easier to do framestands and that lip on the end of it would be great for flipping the front end up.

I always just thought of an FS-1 as an early Decade, since really all they did was add the two extra bars for the foot platforms. lol


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#3 2012-07-02 10:49pm

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Re: What Do Mongoose Fans Desire Most.....Decade or FS1?

The Decade certainly had style. The FS-1 looked liked EVERY other bike being made that had mags on it at the time. So even though the FS-1 only came out for a year, I would say Decade. But, both are cool.


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#4 2012-07-02 10:50pm

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Re: What Do Mongoose Fans Desire Most.....Decade or FS1?

bailhard wrote:

The Decade certainly had style. The FS-1 looked liked EVERY other bike being made that had mags on it at the time. So even though the FS-1 only came out for a year, I would say Decade. But, both are cool.

I take that back, I like them both.


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#5 2012-07-02 10:51pm

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Re: What Do Mongoose Fans Desire Most.....Decade or FS1?

I love geese all together. I own two decades and had an fs1 but sold it. I would like another fs1 but IMO the decade is cooler. Especially the pro.  Pink/chrome


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#6 2012-07-02 11:41pm

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Re: What Do Mongoose Fans Desire Most.....Decade or FS1?

The FS1 or the Decade? roll

This Mongoose fan desires.......... the Expert, Cali, Supergoose, Proclass, M1 and the Eric Rupe which were all cooler!

BMX goose RULES! big_smile lollollollollollol


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#7 2012-07-02 11:43pm

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Re: What Do Mongoose Fans Desire Most.....Decade or FS1?

I did like a Tuxedo freestyle goose, it was black and white.

Not sure if it was a FS1 or a Decade though?


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#8 2012-07-02 11:57pm

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Re: What Do Mongoose Fans Desire Most.....Decade or FS1?

johnng23604 wrote:

I did like a Tuxedo freestyle goose, it was black and white.

Not sure if it was a FS1 or a Decade though?

Decade.  So that answers the question. Lol


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#9 2012-07-03 1:36am

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Re: What Do Mongoose Fans Desire Most.....Decade or FS1?

I love Decades..Ive got both a 87 decade and a 87 Decade Pro...Im always looking for a 88 decade and Decade Pro for the collection.
FS1 are sweet rides,but they were superseeded by Decades.
For me its decade over FS1


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#10 2012-07-03 4:17am

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Re: What Do Mongoose Fans Desire Most.....Decade or FS1?

FS1 can't compete with a Decade. Those few tubes make a huge difference. To me...


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#11 2012-07-03 2:32pm

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Re: What Do Mongoose Fans Desire Most.....Decade or FS1?

bones977 wrote:

johnng23604 wrote:

I did like a Tuxedo freestyle goose, it was black and white.

Not sure if it was a FS1 or a Decade though?

Decade.  So that answers the question. Lol

Thanks, what year of a Decade?


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#12 2012-07-03 2:40pm

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Re: What Do Mongoose Fans Desire Most.....Decade or FS1?

I've got an 86 FS1 (there's also a 2002 model, but I ignore it) and an 87 Decade f/f.

I like the FS1 because it was Mongoose's first freestyle bike. The geometry is almost, or maybe totally spot on to a Decade but the Decade had better components (stem, 48 spoke wheel option, etc). Also, the loop on the Decade and FS-1 is not identical, it's not simply a matter of putting those two tubes on, but that loop was so useless (Schwinn had one too), that I don't think it mattered much.

Here's what I really love about the FS1 and I don't think anyone will agree with me, but.... In 1986 if you were a regular kid who had parents that wouldn't buy you two bikes, you could remove your detangler (honestly, not many people in 86 NEEDED a detangler for their tricks, it was a convenience to not have to turn your bars back after a boomerang or decade), run a straight cable to the rear and pull off the thread in pegs, then go race on your freestyle bike. Put the pegs back on and you had a freestyle bike.

So, now that I've written a book - I like both, but I actually rode a Decade for a year or so back in the day, my FS1 is still sitting in pieces. I'd have to say the Decade wins by a hair.


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#13 2012-07-03 4:12pm

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Re: What Do Mongoose Fans Desire Most.....Decade or FS1?

Yeah, Jon, I just realized that the hoops are different. lol

Still, I'd never turn down an FS-1 for the right price. tongue


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#14 2012-07-03 4:27pm

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Re: What Do Mongoose Fans Desire Most.....Decade or FS1?

A decfs1ade

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#15 2012-07-03 4:39pm

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Re: What Do Mongoose Fans Desire Most.....Decade or FS1?

decade big_smile

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#16 2012-07-03 4:41pm

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Re: What Do Mongoose Fans Desire Most.....Decade or FS1?

Decade


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#17 2012-07-03 4:52pm

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Re: What Do Mongoose Fans Desire Most.....Decade or FS1?

For me its Decade over FS1 Ilike lots of freestyle bikes. but between them two it's Decade!


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#18 2012-07-03 5:08pm

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Re: What Do Mongoose Fans Desire Most.....Decade or FS1?

Decade here too.

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#19 2012-07-03 9:40pm

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Re: What Do Mongoose Fans Desire Most.....Decade or FS1?

i like the decade better than the fs1, ive got a decade im building now, and an extra decade frame and fork, ive also got an expert frame,  my fav is the cali,  which i dont have one of those at the moment but plan on ading it to my goose collection,  ill post up some pics of my decade when its done.

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#20 2012-07-03 11:17pm

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Re: What Do Mongoose Fans Desire Most.....Decade or FS1?

johnng23604 wrote:

bones977 wrote:

johnng23604 wrote:

I did like a Tuxedo freestyle goose, it was black and white.

Not sure if it was a FS1 or a Decade though?

Decade.  So that answers the question. Lol

Thanks, what year of a Decade?

Oooooo good question. 88??? I don't know for sure. I'd have to look for it. tongue


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#21 2012-07-03 11:20pm

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Re: What Do Mongoose Fans Desire Most.....Decade or FS1?

addiemonster wrote:

Yeah, Jon, I just realized that the hoops are different. lol

Still, I'd never turn down an FS-1 for the right price. tongue

Neither would I being a goose fan!


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#22 2012-07-03 11:25pm

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Re: What Do Mongoose Fans Desire Most.....Decade or FS1?

Just bought my first decade (87 nos from a member here) and I love it so decade here as well..


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#23 2012-07-03 11:34pm

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Re: What Do Mongoose Fans Desire Most.....Decade or FS1?

Here's my 2 smile
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#24 2012-07-04 9:39am

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Re: What Do Mongoose Fans Desire Most.....Decade or FS1?

I like them both but have a thing for bashguards so I would want a Hooligan.

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#25 2016-04-29 5:41am

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Re: What Do Mongoose Fans Desire Most.....Decade or FS1?

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I like both but only own the FS-1.  Smooth riding bike.

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