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#51 2014-01-08 9:26pm

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Re: The Last "Real" Mongoose Bikes

I think a mongoose bikes are good till they went to sell
At Walmart . I have a 78 and a 83 . But I don't hate the newer ones .


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#52 2014-01-09 2:47am

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Re: The Last "Real" Mongoose Bikes

Just 1 more Hutch! wrote:

This is the only real mongoose ever made....big_smile

http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n55 … c1gbke.jpg

I dig a PC..... Raced one of the shop floor in late 82, very cool


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#53 2014-01-09 6:06am

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Re: The Last "Real" Mongoose Bikes

duckman wrote:

I think a mongoose bikes are good till they went to sell
At Walmart . I have a 78 and a 83 . But I don't hate the newer ones .

http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y439/jatncjamhaas/OUR%20BMX%20COMPLETES/MongooseLegion4_zps78563108.jpg

So this ones no good?  It was made MANY years after they started selling bikes at Walmart!!!!  It's a 2007 and NO it was not sold at Walmart and YES the frame is full cromoly and every bit as quality built as any complete bike from Fit, Kink, Cult, We The People, Sunday etc.........

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#54 2014-01-09 6:23am

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Re: The Last "Real" Mongoose Bikes

MasterBri wrote:

I'd say if it doesn't have this font: http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg5 … c81631.jpg
Or this font: http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg5 … 584d2d.jpg

It's garbage to me

I sharply disagree, 78 79 80 motomags are IMO the most important frame in bmx history. I think after the mid 80s (the m-1 on) mongoose really is just blahh


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#55 2014-01-09 7:10am

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Re: The Last "Real" Mongoose Bikes

Coco wrote:

Never2old2ride wrote:

A friend of mine had a solution pro back in like 94-95,, that bike rode awesome and my other buddy had the first run of the Tim Hall frames in like 95 I think,, that was a great trail bike, that thing rode like a Cadillac. Those were great bikes in my opinion.

The mid to late 90's aluminum Solutions were cool. The Mongoose 3-piece cro-mo (Solution?) cranks however were not. They broke if you looked at them the wrong way. Junk.

I had a Solution Pro for awhile. It looked really fast ... big_smile . Overall I liked it but the ride could have better, it wasn't horrible, just wasn't great. They had a Issue with cracking at the head tube though.  I know Mine did, and most of the aluminum solutions I have seen also had hairline cracks at the head tube.


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#56 2014-01-09 8:04am

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Re: The Last "Real" Mongoose Bikes

What is your deifinition of a Real Bike? There are many guys out there who could make 90% or more of the members here look stupid on a Wal-Goose. All Mongoose bikes are Real. roll

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#57 2014-01-09 11:09am

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Re: The Last "Real" Mongoose Bikes

JC82 wrote:

perront wrote:

JC82 wrote:

Yes low end completes were made in Taiwan. The ones i listed were usa.

The Reynolds Express was made in Taiwan.  I used to own and race on one of his personal aluminum Newman frame Californians, which was also made in Taiwan.  It was an early run 1999 with the Twin Jet seat- and chainstays.  Before the Cali, I raced on an aluminum '97 Supergoose that was made in Taiwan.  They were all good frames that I never had any serious issues with.

Ya but the carbon frames and the kinesis frames were usa, thats what I was referring to. Didn't know about the craig reynolds frame though.

To be honest, the Kinesis-built Supergoose I had was made in Taiwan, too.  I think that Kineses outsourced their fabrication work at least some of the time, but still put their label on the frames.


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#58 2014-01-27 1:31am

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Re: The Last "Real" Mongoose Bikes

I really like the early 90s solution, nice long top tube and good parts available at the time for it. (not mongoose)
I raced one for a few years BITD. Own 2 of the now and were quite hard to find.
My older brother had a 88ish M1 when they were new nice and loved the chrome.
The early 80s mongooses fetch a higher price and seem to be easier to find for sale.
They are an icon of BMX but its not my era I'm 35 years old and love to ride my solution with my son.

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#59 2014-01-27 6:51am

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Re: The Last "Real" Mongoose Bikes

mongoosesolution, Your bikes and mine are very similar being loop tails and all.  I guess from reading the thread I started, what I learned is the midschool is not as desirable to collectors but should be as well made or better than any old school models.  And lastly, that if I like it and like to ride it, that is all that matters.  There will always be those that have deep pockets and can afford any bike they find that will look down on my mid school goose.

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#60 2014-01-27 7:17pm

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Re: The Last "Real" Mongoose Bikes

I'd say that sums it up nicely, but frankly it applies to most makes - everyone has their own favorite.

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#61 2014-01-27 10:23pm

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Re: The Last "Real" Mongoose Bikes

cool


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#62 2014-01-28 8:21am

Spang
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Re: The Last "Real" Mongoose Bikes

Bee, your collection is crazy awesome!!

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#63 2015-08-10 10:07am

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Re: The Last "Real" Mongoose Bikes

99 was the last year for good gooses for me any how , i have a 99 hooligan and its deff serious , i also own a 93 villain , a 94 expert pro , and a very tank like 02 K.O team issue.


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#64 2015-08-10 1:11pm

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Re: The Last "Real" Mongoose Bikes

I know this is an old thread but yes, I had a mongoose menace from like 94 with kind of the same frame....welds and geometry were awesome.  my guess is 96 or 97 mongooses were still high quality not sure about the 98 and ups

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#65 2015-08-10 1:55pm

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Re: The Last "Real" Mongoose Bikes

actually I think it was a 92 not 94

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#66 2015-08-10 4:02pm

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Re: The Last "Real" Mongoose Bikes

Since I started this thread, I finally scored my 1980 Mongoose and have it built. Not a Supergoose but it satisfied that 35 year old need for an early Goose. I still ride the '96 now and then with my boys and its still a blast to ride too. big_smile

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#67 2015-08-10 5:46pm

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I've got a 96 motivator that rides really nice. Surprisingly nice.

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#68 2015-08-10 11:55pm

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Re: The Last "Real" Mongoose Bikes

The ones that still had the signature front tube support plate with the hole.  big_smile

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#69 2015-08-11 4:59am

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Re: The Last "Real" Mongoose Bikes

The first Hooligans (92/93ish?) were insanely nice.  I had a frame/fork BITD, and I remember liking it more than any of the other bikes I rode (WAL Riot, S&M Holmes, GT Pro Performer, Dyno Slammer).

I couldn't tell you exactly why.  It was pretty light, but I also think the geometry was probably pretty good.

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#70 2015-08-11 6:55am

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Re: The Last "Real" Mongoose Bikes

The early gaggles were my favorite…my 81 Supergoose. smile

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#71 2015-08-11 9:49am

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Re: The Last "Real" Mongoose Bikes

Really nice Supergoose meltdown!  cool

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#72 2015-08-11 10:28am

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Thanks buddy! smile

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#73 2015-08-11 11:35am

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Re: The Last "Real" Mongoose Bikes

did mongoose ever make a good bike? lol jk

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#74 2015-08-11 1:43pm

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Re: The Last "Real" Mongoose Bikes

The Hooligan, DMC, and Solution were all decent bikes. Mongoose didn't have the same reputation by the time the 90's arrived (indie brands like Hoffman and Standard were the most sought after and had the best reputation) but if you showed up to the skatepark on a Hooligan, you wouldn't get laughed at.  Even Joe Rich rode one in the early 90's.

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#75 2015-08-11 2:24pm

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Re: The Last "Real" Mongoose Bikes

I also rode a CRX frame for a while and it was a cool, good handling frame.  I remember I had an issue with the brake mounts on the first frame I received and had a second one sent where the brake boss was also a little off.  The seller told me that Mongoose had some quality control issues with those frames, but I had no complaints about the weight or handling.  The CRX stopped production in 2002 I believe.  After that, I remember seeing Eric Rupe riding an aluminum 'goose at some of the  major races.  Couldn't find the frame in the States, but seems that Mongoose was still doing aluminum race bikes in Europe well into the 2000's.   All the post 2000 Mongoose stuff was Pacific/Dorel, with nothing to do with the OG BMX Products, but still made some okay bikes.   Would've been cool if BMX Products had made a comeback at some point, but so the ball bounces.   http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/mongoose/11041

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