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1986 Mongoose FS-1

#1 2016-06-12 1:34pm

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1986 Mongoose FS-1

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1986 Mongoose FS-1

Original Paint and Decals

Bought the frame set from the museum with the original intent of building a 20" for my 6 YO who is about to outgrow her 16".  It turned out too expensive for a child.  I knew I'd get yelled at if I kept it so I gave it to my wife as a surprise.  All parts came from the museum except the rear DC750 caliper and the Spinner pegs from eBay as well as the smalls from Porkchop.
Parts breakdown:
Original paint and decals on frame, fork, bars
Japan Dia-Compe 750 rear caliper as an "upgrade" over the stock Lee-Chi with restored hardware
Japan Dia-Compe 880 front caliper originally anodized black, stripped, refinished in white, color fill lettering
Original Sakae MS-427 stem with original paint and logo
Original Lee-Chi levers
No name grips to match color scheme
ACS rotor cleaned up with original decals
Unknown headset and bottom bracket came loose with frame set
Newer (mid-school?) Mongoose CR-MO stamped 165mm one piece crank
Unknown alloy pedals touched up
Original Viscount Dominator seat with faded letting
NOS Tioga spider
Alloy Takagi 41T chainwheel
Original grey FS-1 layback seat post refinished in black to match color scheme
Kenda 1.75" freestyle skinwall tires
Somewhat unusual black Skyway OE wheels
Original Suntour freewheel
Brake cables inner and outer, rear saddle cable, axle nuts, tubes, dice caps, Yaban chain, and chainwheel bolts from Porkchop.
*EDIT - September 2018 swapped to black Mushroom grips, Viscount tricktop saddle, Redline Flight cranks, VP777 pedals, and Panaracer HP406 tires.


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#2 2016-06-12 4:32pm

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Re: 1986 Mongoose FS-1

Awsome...!
Great job!! Colors are sweet...!!

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#3 2016-06-18 11:36am

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Re: 1986 Mongoose FS-1

very nice

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#4 2016-06-26 3:15pm

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Re: 1986 Mongoose FS-1

Very fun build. I might buy another FS-1 because of how this went together and how it rides.


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#5 2016-08-14 9:51am

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Re: 1986 Mongoose FS-1

Very nice. I like how you got away from the white mag with white tire look and brought out other colors that are on the decals. I went black mags on white tires with my gray fs-1. I may eventually go to blue tires.

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#6 2016-08-14 10:07am

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Re: 1986 Mongoose FS-1

Thanks.  As you'll see in my bikes section, I've gone down the white Skyway OE and tires route.  Didn't wanna do that again.  Took two weeks to get the white wheels white again.


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#7 2017-02-12 4:40am

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Re: 1986 Mongoose FS-1

GasGuzzler wrote:

I might buy another FS-1 ....

Does a Decade count?  Got one headed my way.


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#8 2018-07-29 3:17am

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Re: 1986 Mongoose FS-1

This bike is due for a rebuild.  The brake pads and rear tire are worn out and it screams for some better cranks.  The grips are neat to look at but annoying to ride.

On the way:

  • Black Panaracer skinwalls like on my Decade
  • Redline Flight cranks
  • Custom lime green crank decals
  • VP-777 9/16" pedals
  • Black mushroom grips

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#9 2018-08-07 9:07am

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um... due for a rebuild??
It hasn’t even been that long!!
Your crazy...!
Make sure you post pics!!!!

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#10 2018-08-11 4:17am

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rich h wrote:

um... due for a rebuild??
It hasn’t even been that long!!
Your crazy...!
Make sure you post pics!!!!

I'm out of the colored tire phase plus the rear tire is worn and so are the rear pads.  This bike has about 300 miles on it since I first put it together.  My wife chooses MY Decade over this bike (I built for her) so I'm making it more like mine by putting the same pedals, tires, cranks.


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#11 2018-09-22 1:58am

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Re: 1986 Mongoose FS-1

Well the second version is much better than the first IMO.  I feel like it's finally right.

The question is, do I delete the original bike from the Musuem and re-submit (with new photos, these are just teasers), just change the photos, or add this as if it's a different bike all together?

https://preview.ibb.co/b3dBXU/FEDFE919_EA9_A_45_FF_903_A_4_C4_FECC522_DE.jpg
https://preview.ibb.co/i3AfRp/6_AE4_CC49_D48_B_4_D3_A_B8_B5_9_E9186059345.jpg
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#12 2018-09-24 3:22am

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I would keep one picture of how it looked before, and just change all the other pictures to the new ones, making sure the new version is the first picture..... that’s just me tho.... I would only consider it a new bike if it was a different bike with a different serial number.... but that’s me....
it looks sweet as hell tho.... crank definitely makes the bike... good job!

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#13 2018-09-24 3:57am

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I'm off all week so I should have a chance to get some better NEW pics.:cool:


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#14 2020-05-16 6:44pm

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Re: 1986 Mongoose FS-1

Do you happen to know the color code for this paint? I have one I'm trying to restore

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#15 2020-05-17 2:43am

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Tahko wrote:

Do you happen to know the color code for this paint? I have one I'm trying to restore

Hey bud, I don't have that information as it has the original paint and stickers.  I would try and send a message to one of the other FS-1 owners who has actually restored theirs.  Beware most people that re-paint or powder this color green wind up with a color that is too blue (not yellow enough) and too dark.  This color is very bright.


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