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1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

#1 2021-02-26 10:06pm

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1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

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1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

Changed up all the parts, which changed the look completely. See the "Before" image.

I first built the bike with some extra hoops, tires, and saddle I had in the garage. In the process, I liked how no other Kos in the Museum looked like the one I built. I felt the white tires and saddle really harmonized with the blue and gold bits and set off the chrome nicely.
But after a few months, I realized the parts I chose didn't harmonize with the age of the frame. The components and colors felt too "fresh" for a 40-year old classic. I simply couldn't deny the appeal of a more vintage colorway. But then after a few more months, I tweaked the components again.
I don't know if I'll ever be 100% satisfied with the ensemble. But there is one thing I truly love: the Indy bike shop sticker. It's "Supreme" Haha 😄
Frame: 1981 Kos KruiserFork: True Torch Kos replica, 1" threadedHandlebars: NOS WinSeatpost: CW Racing layback (no brace -- rare!)Saddle: Fujita Seamless BSCrankset: SR TurboX, 180mmChainring: NOS Pro-Neck, 44tFreewheel: Shimano SF-MX30Bottom Bracket: Tange C4 Labs powdered goldPedals: Victor bear trapsFront Hub: NOS 1984 Maillard, goldRear Hub: NOS 1984 Maillard, goldRims: 26" Sun Rhyno LiteStem: Tuf-Neck Pat. Pend. (Repop)Headset: Tange C4 Labs powdered goldSeat post clamp: Hutch donut

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A lot of beer, a lot of girls, and a lot of cursing.

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#2 2021-02-26 10:43pm

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

"SUPREME!" .... what a great name for a bike shop from the 70s - 80s


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#3 2021-02-28 5:30am

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

Awesome!


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#4 2021-06-25 6:56am

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

Geat job, love the choice of components with the white tires and seat.

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#5 2021-10-28 10:53pm

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

Success is in the ride of the beholder. Looks like logic won. Behold builders choice. I like mid-school. It’s Old School inspired, normally better performing & more available. New is remake of old school at reasonable prices. No scratches. Winner winner chicken dinner.


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