'79 Mongoose Team (attachment heavy)

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  1. #1 Posted Jan 10, 2014

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Tried to duplicate the build from when I was a kid. (Just like many of you I would guess) After locating the correct frame and fork, the build began.
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  2. #2 Posted Jan 10, 2014

    I live for the CABE

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    three pcs cranks

    I think three pc cranks were correct for team gooses I have a red anodized set. Pm me.if interested. Not cheap
     
  3. #3 Posted Jan 10, 2014

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Agree, correct on the complete bike, but Mongoose Team frames were also available as frame only purchase which accepted one piece cranks as well. Three piece were out of my price range as a kid!
     
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  4. #4 Posted Jan 10, 2014

    I live for the CABE

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    me too

    I am gonna tear into my 79 motomag one of these days i sandblasted the Yellow off of it years ago and thats where is stands. I am gonna build what I remember not what is "correct" I might NOT put the red uni seat back on it tho.
     
  5. #5 Posted Jan 11, 2014

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Resuscitate that Goose!
     
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    yellow

    No one in the bmx world is willing or able to share what color yellow is correct.
     
  7. #7 Posted Feb 20, 2014

    On Training Wheels

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    One of the prettiest vintage BMX I have ever seen. Funny thing is that when I opened the thread I was the first picture and I was like , what??? Carbon??? Then I realized this is a sticker that just looks like carbon a bit =)
    Good catch.
     
  8. #8 Posted Feb 20, 2014

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Thanks rocknrolla, I appreciate the compliment. It's still fun to ride.
     
  9. #9 Posted Feb 28, 2014

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    I don't think many people know but BMX Products used GM color pallet, so with that said, what GM yellows were available in 78 or 79? Corvette?
     
  10. #10 Posted Feb 28, 2014

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    That is a sweet Red Team. You aren't based in Colorado are you? I tried to buy a super nice Red frame once on ebay & the guy who beat me on bidding was in Colorado. Red Team always eluded me but I did have a complete NOS blue as well as several other blue one.
    Great bike! Be careful with that finish, it will come off walking past it too fast.
     
  11. #11 Posted Feb 28, 2014

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    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Here is my old motomag from 79. It sat rusty for twenty years. My ten year old helped after we got it powder coated. Very pleased with the results is very close to how I had it setup.

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  12. #12 Posted Feb 28, 2014

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    Thank you! Not Colorado, but North Carolina. Yep, the finish is not great, still a lot of color left though.
     
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    Hooray, you did it! The bike turned out great. Glad the decal kits are still available. Looks like a happy boy too. Congrats.
     
  14. #14 Posted Feb 28, 2014

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    NICE Geese!!That looks to be 1 happy kid!! I just picked up a late 81 Supergoose a few weeks ago,then scored some nice Pro Class wheels!!Just need a crank and pads!A few years ago,I had two ...a 79?Motomag and an 80?(I forget..:rolleyes:) Nickel plated Mongoose w/Ashtabula setup..VERY sad I sold them..ESPECIALLY the yellow Motomag...
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  15. #15 Posted Mar 10, 2014

    On Training Wheels

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    I think you are talking about the 3 piece crank that rearfacingdropout offered me. But to clarify, my Goose is not for sale.
     
  17. #17 Posted May 26, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Finally scored a nice set of Motomag 2's.

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  18. #18 Posted May 27, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Very nice,a thing of beauty .That is one classy rig,the new wheels really set it off.
     
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