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#6276 2021-09-23 3:21pm

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#6277 2021-09-23 3:24pm

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#6278 2021-09-26 6:22pm

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I updated my Motomag to be the Supergoose I always wanted. It’s a clone but I am happy!
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#6279 2021-09-26 6:25pm

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Red tires or black

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#6280 2021-09-26 6:29pm

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NOT even a question.... RED  yikes

*but then you MUST go with RED grips & seat... NOT Black!
*IF you go with Black tires THEN you can go black grips & seat  wink

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#6281 2021-09-26 6:42pm

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Red, for sure

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#6282 2021-09-26 6:58pm

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Thanks for the input. I agree red for the win.

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#6283 2021-09-26 7:05pm

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MD396 wrote:

Thanks for the input. I agree red for the win.

Yup... and one of Ed's Stems  cool

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(he giggles) 
"DON'T LAUGH... do you want to screw me, yes or no?"
"Yes"
(she stabs him in the stomach with her Samurai short sword)
"How about now, big boy... do you still wish to penetrate me? Or is it I who has penetrated you?"

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#6284 2021-09-26 8:03pm

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#6285 2021-09-27 4:53pm

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#6286 2021-09-27 9:28pm

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OK, gotta ask, There are soooo many Mongoose bikes, how do I know what ones are good quality and what ones are Walgoose? List of good models would be great.....Thanks

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#6287 2021-09-28 4:34am

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CAT Chaser wrote:

OK, gotta ask, There are soooo many Mongoose bikes, how do I know what ones are good quality and what ones are Walgoose? List of good models would be great.....Thanks

Many here believe the last "good" ones would be 1996.  Decent designs afterwards but I asked this question 8 years ago and 1996 was the last "good" year that I received from many.

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#6295 2021-09-28 6:07am

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Just, WOW !!!

Nicely done, very cool.

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#6296 2021-09-28 6:14am

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This makes me HAPPY! 

One step closer to having that super awesome Motomag that I always wanted as a kid. 

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#6298 2021-09-28 11:14am

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BMX3353 wrote:

Just, WOW !!!

Nicely done, very cool.

Thanks
It was built for a customer. He has a red new ZR1 in his man cave.  He wanted a goose to match it and park next to it
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#6299 2021-09-28 11:19am

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#6300 2021-11-27 8:09am

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~ The Mongoose Californian TC ~

OK.  I’ve been getting a lot of questions about this model.

Totally don’t mind answering as best I can.  My $.02 basically.

“TC”…Tubular Cranks.  In 1985 BMX Products/Mongoose Bicycles began production on their Pro Class cranks.  The prototype cranks can be seen in the 1985 catalog on the 24” Pro Class & Eric Rupe models…(very sought after).

They went with the 2nd choice…the Pro Class cranks with decal indent and also the model everyone seems to be asking me for these days.

Alright.  In the 1986 catalog you can see the Californian TC being offered for the first time dressed in white with ‘86 red, white and blue.  Reading underneath you can see that it was available in show chrome as well with black components.

Basically…the only difference between Californian models was the crank upgrade to…”TC”.

Now…in late 1985 into 1986…the Pro Class cranks started appearing in Bike Shops.  So…if lucky 🍀 enough…you could score a 1985 Californian in red, yellow and orange not only in chrome BUT…white as well.

The OG 1985 TC’s in chrome are very hard to find.  If you know of one grab it.

The OG 1985/86 TC’s in WHITE with the red, orange, yellow are SUPER hard to find and unfortunately most I’ve seen have been parted out.

So…Yes…you can find the Mongoose Californian TC model in four different variants.

1. 1985 style CHROME
2. 1985 style WHITE
3. 1986 style CHROME
4. 1986 style WHITE

Serial Numbers will vary along with Components.

I hope this was helpful to those with interest and questions.

*Also take a look at what BMX Products put at the end of the 1986 catalog*

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