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1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

#1 2020-06-12 2:44pm

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1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

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1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

MY HOLY GRAIL

I have always wanted this bike.  When I was a kid, my mom bought me the 26" forks for my cruiser, that was as close as I got.

So I found this on eBay in early 2018 in my own backyard here in San Diego.  The original owner told me he had it since he was a teenager, taking it with him when he moved to Japan, then later to New York City.  He commuted through the streets of Manhattan on this bike!
When I got it, it was in survivor condition, some rust, old looking chrome, ugly tires, big, comfy, fat-butt seat.   I immediately went to work, searching for the right bars and stem to give it the right look and feel.  I kept it like that for a while, then last summer I started the full blown restoration.  A trip to the chrome shop, a few more choice pieces and here she is.  Every chrome piece was redone, new (to me)  blue Araya wheels, OG grips and seat, the padset, repop Dia Compe brakes.  I love it!  I rode it just last evening before dark!
To me, this was the top of the line, you couldn't really do better than a Kos Kruiser.

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#2 2020-06-12 3:58pm

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

Top of the class :cool:


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#3 2020-06-12 7:46pm

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

Thank you!

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#4 2020-06-13 6:17am

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

Sweet kruiser  , way to bring it back to life!!
Not sure if the plate fits this build tho.


For all the Homies that never got a chance to hook up their ride ....

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#5 2020-06-13 10:41am

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

Yeah, I was probably thrown off by how cool it was, that I didn't think about how it would look on my bike.

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#6 2020-06-13 10:47am

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Re: 1981 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

I feel you... I did the same with my KZ build.


For all the Homies that never got a chance to hook up their ride ....

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