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1985 Mongoose Californian

#1 2012-05-09 11:49pm

dwh19690
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1985 Mongoose Californian

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1985 Mongoose Californian

1985 Mongoose Californian

Got this bike new on my birthday in '85. Had my pick of the bikes in the bike shop but fell in love with the Pro Class wheels with the silver trim strips and the Pro Class Power Plate. I remember being so proud of it I kept it in my room at night. Over time kids do what kids do to bikes and after a while there was only the F/F and crankset left. I carried this and my brother's Haro Master (only the F/F and crankset left too) for the next 25+ years. Through leaving home and getting married, and 4 other moves since then. When I wanted to put a bike together last February so I could ride back and forth to the neighborhood pool, I first pulled out the Haro and re-did it. Then I grabbed up the Mongoose and gave it some attention. Found the Pro Class rims I needed and got the oh so imprortant silver trim strips. Brake set is off a Mongoose Expert until I can do better. Bars are old school, but the rest is re-pop stuff because my bikes get ridden. And dropped. And crashed. Looks very similar to the way I remember it back then. Close enough to make me happy.  My favorite and best riding bike of all time.


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"I would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn't for you meddling kids and your dog"

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#2 2012-12-29 9:08pm

myone
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Re: 1985 Mongoose Californian

WOW nice 85 E looks brand new!!!!!


Everybody sing GOOOOO YANKEES !!!                      MAH!! COULD WE GET SOME MEATLOAF ??????????

Your gonna wear the shirt of the band your going to see??? DONT BE THAT GUY!!!!!!
R.I.P. Autmn Pasquale 12yrs. old you will not be forgotten. Murderd over BMX parts. UNFORGIVABLE.

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#3 2013-02-18 7:41am

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Re: 1985 Mongoose Californian

RAD :cool:

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