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Offline Schneeky1

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1977 Mongoose Motomag...
« on: January 29, 2013, 06:19 PM »
Ok, as a kid i always wanted a Mongoose but alas we were a poor family with nothing but bread crusts and pork rind for dinner. So instead of the 'Goose i got a Team Murray for my 11th birthday back in '81.

Now i'm 42 years young and finally own my own piece of 'Goose BMX history.

I managed to score a '77 frame and forks/seat/post from Ebay for ok money.

Parts list is:

Lester Mags
'79 Ashtabula Crank
'76 Schwinn 'Sweetheart' chainring
KKT Rat traps
ACS chain
Bronx Orbit Tires
Velo seat
Strong seatclamp
Airline stem
Apehanger bars
Huntwild grips
Decal pack from BMX Products

The nickel on the frame is in pretty good shape, i haven't polished it up just ran a damp cloth over it, then applied the decals neatly into the 'gaps' left by the og decals.

I know the bars are not to everyones taste but i ride this every weekend and it really is comfortable to cruise around on.





This is my third full build.

Regards...Steve :daumenhoch:

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Re: 1977 Mongoose Motomag...
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 06:35 PM »
loving that  :daumenhoch:, them bars are ace  :daumenhoch:

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Re: 1977 Mongoose Motomag...
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2013, 06:48 PM »
@Glenboy, cheers man. Build 'em how we used to!!!

Steve :daumenhoch:

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Re: 1977 Mongoose Motomag...
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2013, 07:48 PM »
 8)

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Re: 1977 Mongoose Motomag...
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2013, 02:54 PM »
Yeah...loving the bars!  :coolsmiley:

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Re: 1977 Mongoose Motomag...
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2013, 03:04 PM »
I love this.  8)

It's putting me in mind of The Red Hand Gang  ;D (that's probably the bars, as I dont think they rode BMX's but had Chopper-like rides)

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Re: 1977 Mongoose Motomag...
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2013, 08:27 AM »
I took it down to the BMX track in Dagenham a couple of weekends ago and the looks i got from the Dad's there, ranged from "WTF is that?" to "Rad ride man" (i kid you not)...Steve :daumenhoch:

P.S. I even managed to pop a couple of 180's on it over the little skatepark albeit 70's stylee :LolLolLolLol:

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Re: 1977 Mongoose Motomag...
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2013, 08:58 AM »
Cool bike that  :daumenhoch:
WANTED....FRED BLOOD QUADANGLE FRAME..

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Re: 1977 Mongoose Motomag...
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2013, 09:46 AM »
Coming from you KF, i'll take that as a proper compliment. Cheers dude...Steve :daumenhoch:

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Re: 1977 Mongoose Motomag...
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2014, 03:48 PM »
Finally wearing the right boots... :daumenhoch:









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Re: 1977 Mongoose Motomag...
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2014, 05:08 AM »
My sister had a gold Team murray (I can still remember how heavy it was)
Great motomag by the way !

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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2016, 05:39 PM »
Keep on looking at this Goose.  I like the look of the bike.  :)

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« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2016, 06:12 PM »
I love those wheels ... I want some in my life!!! :smitten:
"Knowledge is the acceptance of ones own ignorance." Socrates 399BC

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« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2016, 03:50 PM »
Always good to see another 'seventy seven'. I picked up a '77 frame in good shape several years back & have been slowly collecting correct parts for it as a back burner project. [I have about 12 other BMX to restore first] I guess I have about 70% of it now & the correct '77 Ashtabula stem is the most recent piece. One day I'll get there, .......... one day.

Glad to see that you put yours to the task it was made for, .... riding. Congratulations on a very neat ride.
I'll be building Quickies till the day I die, ..... & maybe a couple of days after that.

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« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2016, 04:04 PM »
Love it!  such an iconic, if not THE most iconic BMX for me  :daumenhoch:

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