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1975 Mongoose Motomag

#1 2019-12-27 7:59am

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1975 Mongoose Motomag

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1975 Mongoose Motomag

Holy Grail 1975 Mongoose Motomag survivor.

Holy Grail early 1975 Mongoose Motomag survivor. Somewhere in the first 2000 frames made. Not a lot of the frames with wider triangle behind the seat tube/top tube around. I was told this has to be in the top 10 of the oldest found.


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#2 2019-12-27 12:05pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

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#3 2019-12-27 12:50pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Old school goodness!:)


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#4 2019-12-27 4:20pm

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Man!!! Nice score!!! Congrats!!!


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#5 2019-12-29 9:44am

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

I have one I pulled from a creek at low tide when I was in third grade (I’m 49now) Pretty sure it was stolen and some kid rode it off a big jump into the creek. The nickel plating was rough and my mom had it rechromed when I was grounded from it In fourth grade. Not sure if the serial numbers were ground clean before or during that process but it has none. Has the same Gusset and coaster brake bracket. Deff same bike. Any idea how many are left?
    I’m not even going to attempt to load a pic. Very low tech and only have iPad.

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#6 2019-12-29 6:19pm

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I’m not BSing I can send a pics to any smart device. Just figured out most of the young school kids are full of crap and lie about everything! .

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#7 2019-12-31 10:38am

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Congrats on the 75, looks legit to me.

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#8 2019-12-31 2:28pm

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That is definitely a 75 Mongoose. A lot of those frames cracked in the same place that this bike is re welded as the early ones weren't chrome moly. I have #11524 with most of it's og red paint still on it. It is identical in structure to that frame but without the crack and re weld. I don't know Powerserg but he does have a bike on the Museum that is listed as a 75 and it is clearly a 76. This should be cleaned up by someone as it promotes confusion. Good score!

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#9 2020-01-01 10:50pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

Beautiful 75 Mongoose Well done

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#10 2020-01-02 12:03am

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

miketfromracine has a warning file for hating on all bike submissions. I had to delete a whole bunch of stupid posts.

He's an angry young man. Just hit the report button when you see him go and we will delete his comments.


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#11 2020-02-08 8:37pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

goosegooseduck76 wrote:

That is definitely a 75 Mongoose. A lot of those frames cracked in the same place that this bike is re welded as the early ones weren't chrome moly. I have #11524 with most of it's og red paint still on it. It is identical in structure to that frame but without the crack and re weld. I don't know Powerserg but he does have a bike on the Museum that is listed as a 75 and it is clearly a 76. This should be cleaned up by someone as it promotes confusion. Good score!

Look at the serial #.  This was a late made 75 for 76


Looking for a 75 Mongoose

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#12 2020-03-31 1:32pm

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Plum Crazy wrote:

I’m not BSing I can send a pics to any smart device. Just figured out most of the young school kids are full of crap and lie about everything! .

would love to see the pics


Looking for a 75 Mongoose

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#13 2020-03-31 1:54pm

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Re: 1975 Mongoose Motomag

This is probably a dumb question but why is it called a MotoMag when it clearly has Tuff Wheels?
Is it because it originally came with Moto mags but got swapped out?

Just curious......

But then I guess my old Mongoose back in the day had a a motomag sticker on the down tube and spoke wheels

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#14 2020-03-31 6:32pm

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The only literature I've seen that shows a model named Motomag is the full 1981 catalog and it's only one image.  I have a marketing flyer from 1981 that doesn't call them by that name.  In the 1982 catalog it goes back to calling the basic-frame bike a Mongoose. 

I had never heard of a Mongoose being called a Motomag until I came to this website.  The Motomag sticker that came on the bikes was a marketing move.  The same decal came on my new Webco in 1975 and I have a survivor Dan Gurney with the same decal.

It's similar to this bike...my 2007 Redline Flite 24-Promax-Kool Stop-Sun Rims-Tioga:

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