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My summer GOOSE project - Big Brother, Little Brother

#1 2008-07-21 7:37pm

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My summer GOOSE project - Big Brother, Little Brother

So I've got these 2 boys and one's really big & one's smaller.  They both love riding BMX, but want the old 'gooses most of all...

So I had a Moosegoose and got this idea to make it a little brother.

http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/5524/2bluegoosesdv5.jpg

They share:
All tubes chromoly
Blue candy coating
Black Tuffs
Comp III skinwalls
Mongoose stainless steel bars
Black Mongoose grips (repro's)
Black tuf-neck post clamps
Tange chrome headsets
Tange gold headset locks
Mongoose chromo posts
Viscount Aero seats
Mongoose stamped 1-piece cranks
Mongoose stamped 44-t snowflakes
Black sakae beartrap pedals
Nickel plated chains

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/9973/2bluegoosesleftit5.jpg

And the "Big Brother" has:
Candy blue Moosegoose F/F, 1980
Tuff I's with freewheel conversion
Pitbull brakes
Black Pro Neck

While the "Little Brother" has:
Candy blue Team Mongoose F/F, 1981
Tuff 2's with coaster
Black Pro Neck II

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/6324/bigbrolittlebroog3.jpg

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/731/bigbrolittlebro2tw2.jpg


And yes, the boys ride the hell out of them :D

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/2641/2blueridersmt0.jpg

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#2 2008-07-21 8:06pm

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Re: My summer GOOSE project - Big Brother, Little Brother

What is the story behind the Moosegoose model?  Was it produced that way for a specific reason/purpose?

Nice builds BTW.

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#3 2008-07-21 8:18pm

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It was produced so 6 ft.and taller riders could compete in the 20 inch class.It didn't exactly take off for Mongoose.


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#4 2008-07-21 8:31pm

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I got a Moosegoose F/F for Xmas as a 5'10" 7th grader... swapped all my old bike's parts over myself.  It was stolen less than a month later. :(:mad::mad: Now, 27 years later, I can't get enough of the odd-looking things.

Neither can my sons.  :D


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#5 2008-07-21 8:36pm

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SWEET!!!! I hope my three boys (2 1/2 and twins at 14 months) all developoe my love of BMX, especially old BMX!


Old bikes need love too, get them off the carpet and ride!
Need red Oakley 3's in great condition and red Suntour 44t chainring to finish recreating my first BMX bike.

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#6 2008-07-21 10:31pm

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Wow!  Sweet Gooses!  Love the color.  Did youpaint candy over chrome or powder cat over chrome?


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#7 2008-07-21 10:39pm

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nice bikes and great to see they get used! :D

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#8 2008-07-22 12:48am

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yeah,nice bikes,nice pics,congrats on your boys loving'em,funny on the bike pics,the moose looks gigantic,then when the kids are beside it,looks really small,only with a high top tube,I guess no can-cans there!keep it up!I love the moose!it would make way to some interesting through-the-frame flatland moves...

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#9 2008-07-22 9:15am

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Yep, Mooses look a lot more 'normal' with riders aboard. :P

The colors are interesting - I haven't touched either one except for cleaning with a soft cloth.  They're both blue candy coating.  The Team Goose is way more faded & dull.  Either it got left out in the sun a lot, or it might be candy over nickel while the Moose is candy over chrome.  I don't know if any Team/Super frames were nickel first, I thought they were all chrome too.  Anyone know? 

They certainly both share the tell-tale flaking off of translucent blue chips around the dropouts & BB cups :rolleyes:

I do feel lucky indeed that my boys love bikes too.  We live in a great neighborhood for it - we ride when we want an ice cream or a hot dog or even Chinese take-out or ribs.  They don't even question getting in the car, if we want something, the bikes roll.  I also think that its important to use biking to teach kids the 'rules of the road' to make them better drivers later on.  They're years ahead of their friends in seeing oncoming cars, recognizing stop signs, right-of-way, etc.  That'll give me a lot of piece of mind when they're teenagers ;)


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#10 2008-07-22 9:20am

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too cool.....glad the younger generation appreciates the old school rides!

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#11 2008-07-22 9:38am

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Thanks for all the cool comments about my kids!  I'm a lucky dad indeed :D:D:D


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#12 2008-07-22 9:50am

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Sweet bikes, the kids look like they love them... but is one of them wearing a Texas shirt and the other a Texas A&M shirt? Well, at least they seem to be living in peace and harmony. :)  Great job on the builds and the boys!


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#13 2008-07-22 11:18am

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Benny1 wrote:

Yep, Mooses look a lot more 'normal' with riders aboard. :P

I do feel lucky indeed that my boys love bikes too.  We live in a great neighborhood for it - we ride when we want an ice cream or a hot dog or even Chinese take-out or ribs.  They don't even question getting in the car, if we want something, the bikes roll.  I also think that its important to use biking to teach kids the 'rules of the road' to make them better drivers later on.  They're years ahead of their friends in seeing oncoming cars, recognizing stop signs, right-of-way, etc.  That'll give me a lot of piece of mind when they're teenagers ;)

I hear that!  Reminds me of better times.  That's how it was when we were kids.

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#14 2008-07-22 12:01pm

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Hawaii 1979 wrote:

Benny1 wrote:

Yep, Mooses look a lot more 'normal' with riders aboard. :P

I do feel lucky indeed that my boys love bikes too.  We live in a great neighborhood for it - we ride when we want an ice cream or a hot dog or even Chinese take-out or ribs.  They don't even question getting in the car, if we want something, the bikes roll.  I also think that its important to use biking to teach kids the 'rules of the road' to make them better drivers later on.  They're years ahead of their friends in seeing oncoming cars, recognizing stop signs, right-of-way, etc.  That'll give me a lot of piece of mind when they're teenagers ;)

I hear that!  Reminds me of better times.  That's how it was when we were kids.

jk

indeed,sad but true,at the same time,we can be doing things like this to reverse the trend,in the end,we'll only be glad!

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#15 2008-07-24 8:57am

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Sweet bikes Benny!! Your kids are so lucky to have such a nice dad!

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#16 2008-07-24 10:29am

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Sweet rides you built for your boys :)  I've built a few for my son & daughter but my son is 7mnths old & daughter is 3yrs. So it looks like I get to ride them until they are ready :lol:

Great bikes & we are truely blessed with our children loving the Old School Cool Way of life.  :D


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#17 2008-07-24 1:04pm

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Right on BEN...They look KILLER together and the bikes don't look bad either. I like the way you built the Moose up.

"What is the story behind the Moosegoose model?  Was it produced that way for a specific reason/purpose?"
Built up for Danny Oakley who was a FACTORY MONGOOSE Rider from around 1978 thru about 1982 or so. He was/is about 6'4.

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#18 2008-07-24 3:26pm

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Thanks, Nick!  Couldn't have done it without you - thank you so much for parting with the blue Moose :D:D   That started the whole ball rolling.  My older son asks to ride it every single day. 

I owe a whole bunch of members here thanks for this project - Nick for the Moose F/F, Funkngonuts for the blue Team F/F, Skywayray for the gold Tange headset lock, Jrny, Crash-Endo... too many others to remember, sorry guys :P I know I got the Pro-Neck and one of the Tuf-Neck post clamps from a couple members here for smokin' hot deals because they were both beat silver aluminum. I used that black epoxy appliance paint on them, after a little sanding, and they came out perfect and matched the black ones I already had on the moose.

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