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#26 2018-05-02 11:04am

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Re: Proud dad and the 82 Mongoose California Special.

nice clean bike!

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#27 2018-05-02 1:42pm

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Re: Proud dad and the 82 Mongoose California Special.

Wow that Goose came out great.  It's a really cool father/son project, I hope to do the same with my boy when he gets older.  Great job both of you!

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#28 2018-05-02 2:40pm

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Re: Proud dad and the 82 Mongoose California Special.

Very nice, awesome job for you and your son! I love to see younger kids in the hobby. My son will be 15 in a few weeks and loves building and riding all sorts of wheeled vehicles. An old buddy of mine just dropped off a '73 Schwinn Speedster that he's gonna have a major hand in cleaning and rebuilding to ride. smile


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#29 2018-05-02 3:32pm

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Re: Proud dad and the 82 Mongoose California Special.

Wow, Cool on soo many levels..
That is very close to the bike I rode in 1983 myself.. Mine had red tires too.
Awesome to see a younger guy into old bmx.. too rare these day.
Love to see shots of a kids smile with new bike stuff too...
Oh, and keep/ use those mags for a Goonies bike build?! next project..?

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#30 2018-05-02 3:38pm

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Re: Proud dad and the 82 Mongoose California Special.

Very cool getting your son involved like that.  Get him some matching gloves.   Oh and a matching painters cap, tongue


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#31 2018-05-02 4:24pm

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Re: Proud dad and the 82 Mongoose California Special.

Scoot turned out killer.
He will always remember this bike. And that is what it is all about. Great job Dad.

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#32 2018-05-02 7:45pm

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Re: Proud dad and the 82 Mongoose California Special.

That baby looks brand new!  Fantastic work, kid!


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#33 2018-05-03 3:00pm

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Re: Proud dad and the 82 Mongoose California Special.

Wow, that kid has some great restoration skills! Finished product looks amazing!


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#34 2018-05-12 2:44pm

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Re: Proud dad and the 82 Mongoose California Special.

Yep boy did good today.  Took 1st in the old school BMX category and to top off a great weekend he got to meet the King of the Skate Park last night.  Super proud dad.http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/49259/img_55095af76047b2.jpg
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#35 2018-05-12 3:08pm

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Re: Proud dad and the 82 Mongoose California Special.

Your Boy did it the Way WE Did it Bitd( with Our Own Hands)-and NAILED It! wink Winning the 1st Prize is the Icing on the Cake!! cool

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#36 2018-05-13 9:26pm

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Re: Proud dad and the 82 Mongoose California Special.

Mr BXC himself with my boy.  Way cool.  It was 35 years ago when I started going into BXC and now I get to share the excitement with my son.  Way cool.http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/49259/img_55165af90fe370.jpg

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#37 2018-05-13 10:45pm

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Re: Proud dad and the 82 Mongoose California Special.

cool


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#38 2018-05-14 3:48am

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Re: Proud dad and the 82 Mongoose California Special.

Nice bike, and some good father / son time.

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#39 2018-05-14 7:10pm

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Re: Proud dad and the 82 Mongoose California Special.

da missile wrote:

Mr BXC himself with my boy.  Way cool.  It was 35 years ago when I started going into BXC and now I get to share the excitement with my son.  Way cool.http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 0fe370.jpg

Awesome.   It's great to see that BXC is still around.   I was born in Wichita and lived there until 1986.    Bicycle Exchange was a magical place in the 80's.   I wish I could go back in time and walk in there circa 1984 or 1985.   It was always the best bike shop in Wichita.

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#40 2018-05-14 8:40pm

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Re: Proud dad and the 82 Mongoose California Special.

Great weekend.

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#41 2018-05-15 7:08am

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It was a great weekend! Congrats on the win! That's a darn nice trophy... smile  For an even nicer bike! We are already scheming on cool ideas for next time! Good to see you again!

      Ryan


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#42 2018-05-15 8:56pm

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Re: Proud dad and the 82 Mongoose California Special.

IHitCircles wrote:

It was a great weekend! Congrats on the win! That's a darn nice trophy... smile  For an even nicer bike! We are already scheming on cool ideas for next time! Good to see you again!

      Ryan

Thanks brother for the hard work!  Great time indeed and I think you all are rolling on a sweet new ride.  Congratulations

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#43 2020-02-09 11:30am

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Re: Proud dad and the 82 Mongoose California Special.

Wow, so awesome to see all these photos. Great build and great story. Thanks for sharing the pics and story.  It was also very cool to read all the positive and supporting comments from BMX Museum members.  A good read for sure!


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#44 2020-02-09 12:50pm

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Re: Proud dad and the 82 Mongoose California Special.

That's a bad ass Mongoose and a great restoration to match. Good to see you're getting your son involved in the good stuff.

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#45 2020-02-09 1:16pm

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Re: Proud dad and the 82 Mongoose California Special.

Shhhhhh! This thread is from 2018 big_smile
But nevertheless great Restore/Build.
Clean Family Fun!


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#46 2020-02-09 1:24pm

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Re: Proud dad and the 82 Mongoose California Special.

Sooo close to my first real BMX bike.  Great job on the restoration!  It looks beautiful!


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#47 2020-02-09 6:05pm

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Re: Proud dad and the 82 Mongoose California Special.

cool


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