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#1 2016-10-09 9:18pm

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1983 Mongoose Two-Four

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1983 Mongoose Two-Four

Dick Landy's Personal Pit Bike

Anyone with even a cursory knowledge of drag racing knows Dick Landy, the factory-sponsored MoPar super-stock racer and engine-building legend.  This Mongoose Two-Four Cruiser was assembled at the behest of fellow drag racer (and Mongoose pioneer) Mr. Skip Hess, and personally given to Mr. Landy for the purposes of riding around the pits at NHRA national events. 
In fact, two of these custom bikes were built and delivered in 1983 - one for Dick, and one for his wife Geanie.  Springer seats, Blackburn racks, Sturmey Archer 3-speeds, chainguards and kickstands were all very practical modifications for getting around the pits, especially when you're wearing spotless white pants as Dick usually did!  The second bike was given to a family member in the early 90's for getting back and forth to school...  its whereabouts is currently unknown.
I purchased this from the Landy family; it is 100% as-delivered in 1983, down to the innertubes.  I've barely cleaned it of it's California dust in the years I've owned it.
Pit-modifications withstanding, equipment here is standard Mongoose componentry of the day - Takagi, Shimano, Araya, MKS, Kos Bars and Comp IIIs.
This bike may never have seen a BMX race, but it has been straddled by one of the most important and influential racers of our time.  Special thanks to the Landy family for your friendship, and for preserving this neat piece of history.


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#2 2016-10-10 8:41am

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Re: 1983 Mongoose Two-Four

Amazing! cool story too cool


Chances are that your unknown chrome frame is NOT a Kuwahara

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#3 2016-10-10 8:57am

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Re: 1983 Mongoose Two-Four

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Still searching for my missing bikes from BITD. 1979 Blue Max serial: CI9 221346 and 1977 Webco serial: 42667. Both were last seen at Spoke and Sport Bicycles in Spokane, WA around 1984. $600 reward if found!!

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#4 2016-10-10 3:25pm

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Re: 1983 Mongoose Two-Four

coolcoolcool


'I've forgotten more than most ever knew'

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#5 2016-12-05 9:42pm

Marshall
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Re: 1983 Mongoose Two-Four

Incredible find. Thanks for sharing!

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