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1980 Ricardo MX2

#1 2008-03-26 10:15am

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1980 Ricardo MX2

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1980 Ricardo MX2

A very rare Ricardo MX2 BMX from South Australia

I am not sure if these bikes were sold anywhere other than South Australia as I think they were put together in Adelaide in the very early days of BMX in Australia. This bike came out before the Malvern Star Supermax CRMO. The Ricardo MX1 was based on a Mongoose Cafe frame copy but was all steel and weighed a ton!
This bike was pretty much how it was sold except for the seat and the grips. The bike was purchase in Whyalla when I was 14.


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Any other OS Whyalla riders out there?

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#2 2008-03-27 4:53pm

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Re: 1980 Ricardo MX2

mate!
I had one of these BITD.. have just been asking around to see if anyone got one.. LMK if you ever want to sell it if you still have it
cheers

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#3 2008-03-27 5:20pm

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Re: 1980 Ricardo MX2

Hey Cuppla17, sold this one long ago and started my love affair with Mongoose. I have just started building a 81 Supergoose. So far I have the frame, forks, Elina lightning bolt seat NOS, Redline brute stem, Tioga Comp III tyres, NOS chrome Araya 7x rims, NOS California Lite black pads - slowly but surely. Will put some pics up when it gets closer to completion


Any other OS Whyalla riders out there?

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#4 2008-03-27 5:28pm

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Re: 1980 Ricardo MX2

are you still in SA??
My bro and I are in Adelaide and he's building a few mongoose's, including a supergoose. He currently has an 81 motomag for sale on the Bay comes with other stuff that may help you with the build..

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#5 2008-03-27 5:44pm

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Re: 1980 Ricardo MX2

Moved to Canberra a long time ago. What is his nic on eBay I will look up the bits that he has for sale.


Any other OS Whyalla riders out there?

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#6 2008-03-27 6:04pm

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Re: 1980 Ricardo MX2

prsd 75 I think or look up 81 mongoose motomag
cheers and good luck

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#7 2008-06-28 6:40am

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Re: 1980 Ricardo MX2

I thought I was the only one in Australia with a Ricardo????. My bike was purchased in WA so now your 'SA only' theory is put to rest. Like yours my bike weighed a tonne, it was a blue mongoose frame copy with blue OGK Tuffs. It was hard for a six year old to lauch the beast into the air but it was a tough machine.

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#8 2010-04-06 5:36pm

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Re: 1980 Ricardo MX2

Cool!:)


Free your mind and your ass will follow!

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#9 2011-10-11 12:03am

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Re: 1980 Ricardo MX2

THANX FOR THE POSTING!!!!

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#10 2012-08-08 3:41am

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Re: 1980 Ricardo MX2

great bike. this is where BMX started for me in Adelaide. 2 x Ricardo's stolen from Port Adelaide...:( not all bad, after the second one Mum got me a Redline...


All I want for in this life is a Haro Plate... Take one of your wall, sell it to me and let it see daylight again!

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#11 2012-08-08 5:10am

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Re: 1980 Ricardo MX2

Nice one. That might be really rare, haven’t heard that brand before.

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#12 2015-07-08 6:04am

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Re: 1980 Ricardo MX2

Nice bike, great oldskool pic.  Very Whyalla (love it more).  Had one myself, bought from St Agnes bikes.  Wud love 2 get one back,  Very SA.

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