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#1 2010-08-09 4:06pm

Jamming69
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1980 Mongoose Kos Kruiser

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1980 Mongoose Kos Kruiser

1980 KOS Kruiser, sweet riding cruiser, BMX Products got it right when they built
this cruiser, she handles sweet and tears it up... The only thing left is just
to enjoy riding her.

I just finished up my 1980 KOS Kruiser that I rescued from someone who felt the need to spray bomb over chrome. Never understood why people did this, but I'm glad that I was able to get her and bring her back to life. The chrome was pretty scratched up prior to being primed and rattle canned, but after some 'LONG' hours in front of the TV and slow hand polishing, she is back from the dead and looks great. The original Goose stem was trash, but then again after some re-plating and polishing it looks great (shown in another posting). Here's a breakdown on parts;
1980 KOS Frame & Fork
Mongoose Gold stem
KOS S/S Handlebars
Mongoose grips
Chris King Headset
Dia-Compe 1020 Brakes w/ Pre-Bent levers
Bullseye Hubs laced to Ukia rims
Winners Choice Mongoose tires
Bullseye Bottom Bracket
Sugino 175 Cranks
MKS Pedals
Tuf-neck Seat Clamp
Blue Flute Seat Post
Blue Aero seat


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I so miss REAL BMX....

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#2 2010-08-09 4:08pm

johnng23604
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From: CC TX
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Re: 1980 Mongoose Kos Kruiser

Nice build!


I'm looking for the following frames, frame & forks or completes by BMX products:
MotoTrac (nickle or chrome), Racer-X or a Super-X (with the double gussets).
Thanks wink
I'm also johnng23604 at "Retro-goose", "VintageBMX" & "RADbmx"

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#3 2010-08-10 6:43am

Volcano
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From: Brisbane, Australia
Registered: 2008-10-18
Posts: 299
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Re: 1980 Mongoose Kos Kruiser

Sweeeeeeeeeeet! Awesome build mate....big_smile

Is she a rider?

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#4 2010-08-10 7:21am

Jamming69
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From: NJ
Registered: 2008-06-23
Posts: 1285
Bikes: 13

Re: 1980 Mongoose Kos Kruiser

Volcano wrote:

Sweeeeeeeeeeet! Awesome build mate....big_smile

Is she a rider?

I take her out all the time....I build them to ride....  wink


I so miss REAL BMX....

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#5 2010-08-10 1:57pm

gnx333
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Re: 1980 Mongoose Kos Kruiser

Great looking build!  Nice work.

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#6 2010-08-11 6:57pm

Dollar Dave
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From: South Florida
Registered: 2009-07-26
Posts: 209
Bikes: 3

Re: 1980 Mongoose Kos Kruiser

John,
Nice Bike!

Dech


Magazine Cover Total BMX November 1981. South Park,Pittsburgh,Pa. NBL War of the Stars Pro Class.

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#7 2010-08-12 5:41pm

Jamming69
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From: NJ
Registered: 2008-06-23
Posts: 1285
Bikes: 13

Re: 1980 Mongoose Kos Kruiser

Dollar Dave wrote:

John,
Nice Bike!

Dech

Dave, when we going to ride?
Divorce is finished, house is sold, time for me to have some fun....  big_smilebig_smile


I so miss REAL BMX....

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#8 2010-08-13 8:24pm

Dollar Dave
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From: South Florida
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Re: 1980 Mongoose Kos Kruiser

John.
Let me know where and when? BMX Bike,(my Californian is finally done.),mtnbike,or motorcycle?

Are you going to Brian P's Summer Slam?

Dave


Magazine Cover Total BMX November 1981. South Park,Pittsburgh,Pa. NBL War of the Stars Pro Class.

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#9 2010-08-18 8:04am

Jamming69
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From: NJ
Registered: 2008-06-23
Posts: 1285
Bikes: 13

Re: 1980 Mongoose Kos Kruiser

Dave,
  When and where is Brian P's party? I would like to go to it...
I'll hit you up on the phone...


I so miss REAL BMX....

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#10 2010-12-04 5:41pm

rogerdecoster
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From: Saint Louis, MO
Registered: 2010-08-11
Posts: 80
Bikes: 4

Re: 1980 Mongoose Kos Kruiser

That is a beautiful kos. I can only hope to get one as nice.


Looking for NOS KKT K-MX rat trap pedals in 1/2" chrome.

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#11 2010-12-04 8:07pm

jhammons01
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From: Irvine, CA
Registered: 2008-02-01
Posts: 248

Re: 1980 Mongoose Kos Kruiser

The 26" Kos...the Holy Grail of Cruisers.

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#12 2011-09-16 4:12am

77stroker2
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Re: 1980 Mongoose Kos Kruiser

LOve The Colors On Here ! Hella Sick ! Instant Flavor ! big_smile


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