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#1 2012-12-05 3:25am

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From: Mt. Kisco
Registered: 2011-10-07
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need a mongoose expert.

hey, thanks. i'm looking at picking up a mongoose to build. i'd like a eric rupe or proclass, have been looking for 5 months easy and nothing so,
looking at the mongoose page, i think the competition racing a solid candidate.

can anyone tell me the differences from the competition racing and the Motomag.

May you rust in peace
Iso GT Pro 83/84 complete..



#2 2012-12-06 12:11pm

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From: Algonquin, IL
Registered: 2012-02-10
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Re: need a mongoose expert.

Not sure that your post makes sense.  Motomag models where a different frame style than the Eric Rupe frames.  Also not sure what model you are speaking of as a "competion racing" frame.

Perhaps Vintage Mongoose can help you.



#3 2012-12-06 3:38pm

Registered: 2008-10-21
Posts: 482

Re: need a mongoose expert.

I only know about the early Mongoose bikes from 78-81.  There is some confusion about your use of the "Competition Racing" term.  The old red/orange Mongoose stickers all say "Competition Racing Frame".  You could be referring to any number of different models.  The Motomag is stickered as a Mongoose "Competition Racing Frame".

Here's some general thoughts on the early Mongooses:

The earliest Mongoose frames with the extra gusset and without the brake bridge will command a nice price.

The standard Mongoose frames are plentiful and can be built up easily.  If you want to build as a Motomag, then the Motomag wheels are probably your single biggest cost. 

The next level up would be the Team/Supergoose frames which are still common but cost more.  If you want to build a catalog correct bike, then the Gold Stem and Team's Suede seat will both cost a nice chunk of change.

You should be able to pick up a solid standard Mongoose frame for a reasonable price.   Build it up however you want and ride it!



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