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Vintage BMX bike: How'd I do
« on: June 28, 2022, 09:02:49 pm »
Been wanting a vintage Mongoose BMX bike for the wifey and I to enjoy.  Wondering how I did on this purchase.  I don't see them typically go for this cheap but maybe its because it is a bit of a mix of brands and different bikes and not strictly Mongoose?  (the wifey sure won't care)  Not sure.  What do the experts say?  I'm in it for $593 with tax and shipping.  Guess it doesn't matter at this point but I do like it when I get a deal and it's not the end of the world if I came up with the short end of the stick on this one.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/275358345030

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Re: Vintage BMX bike: How'd I do
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2022, 04:47:01 am »
Looks in great shape for a chromoly survivor of the era!

My buddy Tom had one that same frame set.
Memory betrays me on the maker of the bars and it seems like that seat wound up on everybody's bike eventually at some point, but those Bear trap style pedals took a lot of skin out of my shins BITD.
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Funny, because my (considerably more humble- and heavier) Diamond Back Viper had the same rear dropouts I believe.

Man, what a great time to be a kid that was.
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Re: Vintage BMX bike: How'd I do
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2022, 07:28:57 am »
Very nice! Makes me really miss my Skyway TA I had.   :hissy:  I loved that bike. It was strong but light. I had the KKT Lightning pedals (that also took a lot of skin). It was a racing bike but I beat the heck out of it on trails and jumps. Sigh...the gold ole days.

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Re: Vintage BMX bike: How'd I do
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2022, 08:23:22 am »
I think so long as the frame is Mongoose it will be fine. Then you can enjoy tracking down all the missing genuine peripherals.
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Re: Vintage BMX bike: How'd I do
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2022, 09:07:20 am »
Looks in great shape for a chromoly survivor of the era!

My buddy Tom had one that same frame set.
Memory betrays me on the maker of the bars and it seems like that seat wound up on everybody's bike eventually at some point, but those Bear trap style pedals took a lot of skin out of my shins BITD.
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Funny, because my (considerably more humble- and heavier) Diamond Back Viper had the same rear dropouts I believe.

Man, what a great time to be a kid that was.

Yeah, my elementary school raffled a Redline BMX back in the 80's one year.  EVERYONE wanted to win that thing.

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Re: Vintage BMX bike: How'd I do
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2022, 09:10:17 am »
I think so long as the frame is Mongoose it will be fine. Then you can enjoy teaching down all the missing genuine peripherals.

That's what I was thinking if it even matters to us.  The recent Mongoose remakes of the Supergoose and California Special go for at least $750 plus shipping so for an original I figure it's pretty good.