SOLD 20" Mongoose BMX Bike

Non C Body Stuff for Sale

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  1. SportFury70

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    This is Non C-body Stuff For Sale.

    I'm selling my 20" Mongoose BMX Bike. Made in China. Practically in new condition. Think I only rode it once. I had another bike at the time, so it just sat in the basement. Everything is original, even the tires. They still hold air with no cracks. Nothing is wrong with the "paint". Pictures speak for themselves. What you see, is what you get. Want it gone. Asking $75.00 OBO. Cash Only Offers & In Person! PM me for more pictures or info.

    **AS A SIDE NOTE- PICK UP ONLY, I WILL NOT SHIP! Also, the price for the 1965-68 Manual Steering Column is reduced to $100.** Mongoose 1.jpg Mongoose 2.jpg
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    I really hope the one I had back in the late ‘70s was made in the USA....
     
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    I hate to say, but it almost certainly wasn't. Only the highest end, ultra pricey and rarely available retail bikes and team bikes were locally built. It wouldn't have been made in China though. It would have been made in Japan or Taiwan.
     
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    Wish ya luck but I don't think it's vintage enough yet.
     
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    USA made until '85 when they sold to American group. Then they went to Taiwan. Then when sold again in '97, China.
     
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    Spot on. The seller is not likely to get $100 for that bike. The desirable Mongoose years are '76-'85; the earlier the better. I restored this '79 about 10-12 years ago and sold it for $650.

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    I know it's definitely not that old. But, I would like to get at least a $100 out of it if I could. Make me an offer if interested
     
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    these guys might help, they're all there for bmx;

    BMX Museum
     
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    Used to ride a Hutch in the 80's. Lightest damn bike I've ever felt.
     
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    I ran a DB Formula One. Bought it new when I was either 5th or 6th grade. at the time it was the lightest bike ever. I got one pic of it, leaning up against the wall in my room right next to a pair of head skis.
     
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    I was right on the cusp of the BMX, I had already modified my Sting-Ray for trail riding, BMX like, knobby tires front and rear, road bike seat and a lower crossbar handlebar. Never had the money to get a lightweight BMX bike, all the same it was about that time I was getting into long haul road bike ridding.


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    I rode a JMC Shadow in the '80's. I sold it for a pretty penny 10 years ago.

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    When loaded up it was around 15 lbs.
     
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    Thanks for correcting me, I wonder if that had anything to do with their apparent unpopularity in Canada? Japan and Taiwan underselling their products to gain a foothold in the market? You could get a Mongoose, you didn't see them often though. GT, kuwahara and Haro were the "big three" up here. Glad to hear from fellow vintage BMXers here!
     
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    That's sweet! My best bike was a Kuwahara. Stripped to the frame like yours it was under four pounds. I could never get it under twenty complete. I could consistently Bunnyhop over two feet and at full speed on flat ground (44x16) Bunnyhop a 12 inch tall, 12 foot long median. I can still hop, not like I used to though. I once tried going clipless for a month with mountain biking, took me a months to re-learn the hop after that cheating bit.
     
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    Get this. I bought a JMC layback seat post for $25 when they closed and were liquidating their inventory; never mounted it. Fast forward 25 year and it fetches almost $800 on eBay. Crazy.
     
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    That's nuts! Good buy/sell. I had never heard of JMC before you brought them up. It's probably a coincidence, however there was a custom mountain bike builder here in Edmonton in the 90's who's bikes and last name was "Melton". I'll look into it. I was thinking when you posted the picture of the "goose" you restored, it could use a layback post. Too cramped! Good thing you didn't use your JMC one! As I recall all bikes of that era had 25.4/1 inch seat posts. Fast forward to late nineties mountain bikes, twenty different sizes!
     
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    Mine was nickel plated and I put black Araya graphite rims on it, oh and black and white California-Lite pads on it and that’s about all I can remember. I bought it used in around ‘80.
     
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    Just letting everyone know, the bike is now $75.00. PM me if interested.
     
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    I have two old DG's sitting in boxes with NOS parts. Had one in my youth, that was stolen and not recovered. Along with a Schwinn Krate and Beach Cruiser (still in the shed)
    Rexus31: I had those wheels on an old huffy monoshock bike, it weighed a ton but took a beating on jumps. :thumbsup:
     
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