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1987 Mongoose Decade

#1 2017-02-16 4:15pm

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1987 Mongoose Decade

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1987 Mongoose Decade

A dream come true

Thou shalt not covet another's bike... well I always wanted the Malibu Mint Mongoose Decade that the older kid down the street had, (it may have been the blue decade). And after many ebay watch notifications I finally pulled the trigger on an original frame, fork, bars, seat post/clamp, and Spin Tech neck.
All the work I didn't realize I was getting into, in retrospect was actually fun and therapeutic. Instead of spending a couple hundred extra for a complete, I bought it with many missing pieces and rusty scratches all over (see picture).My list for era correct pieces turned into that extra hundred or two. The de-rusting and touch-up painting became a long and methodical process. Extra special help with the project came from reading a combination of forum posts and researching loads of pictures found here at bmxmuseum! Some parts i took of a Schwinn Freeform EX:White "Yo" seatDia Compe White/Hot Pink - front and rear brakes with leversACS rotor and stem (the spin tech that came with this was missing the lever and some other pieces)
The biggest debate I had was if I should get a match code and have a paint shop re spray it and then order a new sticker set or for me to just touch-up the rust spots with my own paint.After spotting other bikes on here that were re-painted, none of them really look like the original Malibu Mint color. What i did won't win me any awards for paint finish, but without super close speculation you can't really see the touch up differences. I sanded and killed all the rust as best as I could. Re primed all the spots with gray metal model paint. Then purchased a yellow, blue and white to mix my own "malibu mint" which I would have to do many times for repeat coats. Finally a new gloss top coat, and hopefully there will be no return of the rust. 05_19 updated photos, show new Skyway Tuff pink mags. Just the front screw in pegs, the rear standers I took off cuz my heels would hit them.12_21 updated main photo

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#2 2017-02-16 4:22pm

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Re: 1987 Mongoose Decade

Always wanted one too, saw one at the local toy store when I was wayyyy to little to even do anything with one, but thought it was the coolest thing I'd ever seen!

Man, only been on the museum one day, and you're already a bad influence. Now I want a decade!

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#3 2017-02-16 6:59pm

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Thanks :D
I used money that i made from buying and selling old records.

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#4 2017-02-17 4:40am

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HA!  No way, we'd better not get together.  I'm an old vinyl jukie too...  If you have a snowmobile and a wake boat, that would complete the qui-fecta, and would mean your wife yells at you as much as mine does.... 

"WHY DEW YEW NEEEEED DAT!?!?!?!  YOU ALREEEDY HABE A BIIKKKKEEEE!!!!!"

Lol.

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#5 2017-02-18 4:33am

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Great story and congrats on owning the bike of your dreams ... we used to go to Agees on Midlothian Turnpike for shows back in that era (I'm from Appomattox).  Glad to see you'43 keeping old school alive and well!


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#6 2018-06-12 9:15am

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Excellent work


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#7 2019-05-31 10:10am

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Nice bike I picked one up recently, I am missing some parts here and there. Wouldn’t happen to have any extra parts would ya?


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#8 2019-06-03 8:05am

dads87decade
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Re: 1987 Mongoose Decade

General Lee 01 wrote:

Nice bike I picked one up recently, I am missing some parts here and there. Wouldn’t happen to have any extra parts would ya?

hey General, thanks... Unfortunately I don't have much... I have the rear chainstay peg standers (not in picture)... which I took off because my heels kept hitting them.

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