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#1 2019-07-11 5:39pm

itsdug
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79 Mongoose

This frame was given to me by a good friend of mine about 10 years ago, it was his childhood bike.

Saw these Tuff Wheels for sale a couple of weeks ago and at the same time was starting to think about putting this thing back together. Anyway, I ended up buying them along with the stem and here you have it. The rest of the stuff I had on hand... Originally planned on using an Ashtabula crank, but was having a hard time getting one of the pedals to thread, so I’m using these generics for the time being. Pretty happy with my little budget build.

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/26696/8d506532-8c9c-44c3-845c-b4ba01c113845d27d473cc.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/26696/00cca24c-8f5c-4f9f-bcbe-ac9e956822cb5d27d473ec.jpeg


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#2 2019-07-11 5:45pm

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Re: 79 Mongoose

cool


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#3 2019-07-11 5:53pm

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Re: 79 Mongoose

An early '79 with brake tab. That reminds me of my brother's bike. I had a blue one,they both had the brake tab.http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/3032/fb_img_150491840426125d27da0e1e.jpg


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#4 2019-07-11 6:11pm

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Re: 79 Mongoose

Kai wrote:

An early '79 with brake tab. That reminds me of my brother's bike. I had a blue one,they both had the brake tab.http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … da0e1e.jpg

I knew they had changed the tab mid 79, so went to go look at the serial number and holy shit, it's a 78. I always thought it was a 79!

How I had it set up until a few years ago, similar to yours. 

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/26696/78-mongoose5d27de4127.jpg


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#5 2019-07-11 6:20pm

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Re: 79 Mongoose

We’re all pretty happy with your “little budget build”. That bike takes me back. cool

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#6 2019-07-11 6:29pm

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Re: 79 Mongoose

Sweet!!! Mongoose have always been a childhood favorite.

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#7 2019-07-11 6:31pm

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Re: 79 Mongoose

cool


Blue, you’re my boy!!!

YOU’RE MY BOY BLUE!!!
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#8 2019-07-11 7:20pm

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Re: 79 Mongoose

itsdug wrote:

Kai wrote:

An early '79 with brake tab. That reminds me of my brother's bike. I had a blue one,they both had the brake tab.http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … da0e1e.jpg

I knew they had changed the tab mid 79, so went to go look at the serial number and holy shit, it's a 78. I always thought it was a 79!

How I had it set up until a few years ago, similar to yours. 

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … de4127.jpg

cool! My race bike was a nickel '78. Actually,it was my brother's bike. He got that frame from a school mate,after his '79 got ripped. He built more for race,i always had mags,and then Zs ,and front brakes on mine,cuz I wanted to be on the BMXA trick team.lol
that first version you had was pretty,pretty toight.

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#9 2019-07-12 7:54pm

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Re: 79 Mongoose

Love this build!


I live for SE, Race Inc, Nomura, and Navajo!!

Hey guys, go ahead and keep selling everything SE, GJS, and Nomura to Thailand. Once it's gone it's NEVER coming back to the US. There really IS more to BMX collecting than money!!

If I hear the words "RARE", "GRAIL", or "SCORE" one more time, I'm gonna f'n puke.

BMX Museum, where every single "score" thread is followed by a FOR SALE thread 15 minutes later.

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#10 2019-07-12 8:02pm

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Re: 79 Mongoose

Thanks dude!


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#11 2019-07-13 1:02am

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Re: 79 Mongoose

Yeah, really like both versions too!

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#12 2019-07-13 6:14am

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Re: 79 Mongoose

Soooo many kids rode a bike just like that down here in Australia.

Real and I love it.

*are you holding out for rat traps or are you happy with the lightnings??


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#13 2019-07-13 6:16am

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Re: 79 Mongoose

Looks tough!


Hutch Fun Facts: All main line Hutch's with digits only S/N (no letters or baseballs) on the rear drop outs were US made and had their dropouts stamped between late '83 and '86.  Obviously the frame manufacture would occur slightly after that, even if they just threw 'em in a bucket randomly.  There is an obvious date code in that the first 2 digits seem to be the month and the 3rd digit is pretty obviously the last digit of the year running from '83-'86.

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#14 2019-07-13 1:35pm

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Re: 79 Mongoose

PJ1 wrote:

Soooo many kids rode a bike just like that down here in Australia.

Real and I love it.

*are you holding out for rat traps or are you happy with the lightnings??


smile

Thanks guys.

I have some rat traps, and these are actually early MKS BMX-7 pedals.

I was going for something that a kid might have bought new with box bars, single stem, etc. and then slowly upgraded parts like pedals, stem, chainring/spider to make it his own. That's sort of the vibe.


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#15 2019-07-13 3:15pm

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Re: 79 Mongoose

Wow,

KKT/MKS.....I'm never wrong on components big_smile  One thing is for certain, they look great with that takagi front ring tongue


But seriously, great job.

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#16 2019-07-13 3:19pm

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Re: 79 Mongoose

itsdug wrote:

This frame was given to me by a good friend of mine about 10 years ago, it was his childhood bike.

Saw these Tuff Wheels for sale a couple of weeks ago and at the same time was starting to think about putting this thing back together. Anyway, I ended up buying them along with the stem and here you have it. The rest of the stuff I had on hand... Originally planned on using an Ashtabula crank, but was having a hard time getting one of the pedals to thread, so I’m using these generics for the time being. Pretty happy with my little budget build.

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 473cc.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 473ec.jpeg

Dig how clean and simple this is. Classic BMX  coolcoolcool

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#17 2019-07-15 7:49am

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Re: 79 Mongoose

Hoping to find some silver, maybe gold Race Inc. bars and a fluted seatpost. Of course I just sold an old Kashimax MX seat.


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#18 2019-08-20 3:32pm

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Re: 79 Mongoose

Couple of changes.

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/26696/8dc2217a-ca66-42e5-a024-5b124c583be65d5c74d200.jpeg
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/26696/048c2b97-171d-4830-8f35-8513a78ae2695d5c74d174.jpeg


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#19 2019-08-20 5:42pm

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Re: 79 Mongoose

cool bars


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#20 2019-08-20 10:50pm

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Re: 79 Mongoose

Nice build man!

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#21 2019-08-20 10:55pm

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Re: 79 Mongoose

Douglas, looking sharp!!


WTB: * NOS Oakley F1 grips black/yellow * KKT FMX/LMX Pedals * Skyway Tuff Graphite pedals/cages * NOS Oakley 2 red right side only * NOS Oakley 1 red left side only * NOS chrome KKT FMX left side pedal 9/16

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#22 2019-08-24 4:52pm

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Re: 79 Mongoose

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/207817/c24733f6-1e4d-47b3-a5f2-d1953334d6755d61cdcd79.jpeg
We think alike.

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#23 2019-08-24 8:27pm

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Re: 79 Mongoose

I've always had a love for the Mongoose!


Wanted: Anything Eddie Fiola.

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#24 2019-08-25 5:20am

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Re: 79 Mongoose

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/200821/ed3ae257-112a-4f88-a19f-ae950b00b8ba5d627d2156.jpeg
Me too.

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