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AGE / VALUE:   Mongoose Minigoose Question

Posted by DC Wilson on 9/9/2005 at  8:24:00 PM

I'm an old roadie rider/collector. To completely date me, old school BMXs came after my youth. Anyway, I'm trying to learn about old school BMXs as my young son has developed an interest. I have an opportunity to buy an old "cosmetically challenged" Mongoose Minigoose complete, original, in good riding condition for $10. The bike is blue on chrome with most badges and bar pads intact. What grade of BMX was the Minigoose? Would it be worth rehabilitating in dollar terms? Are any decals available for these old BMXs? It needs a new "BMX" head tube decal. I've picked up an old Kuwahara with oval tubing, too, but this Minigoose intrigues me more right now. Thanks in advance for any schooling you can share with me.
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       RE:AGE / VALUE: Mongoose Minigoose Question posted by D.C. Wilson on 9/9/2005 at 9:28:47 PM
Okay, so I cracked and bought it. More details on my new old cosmentically challnenged Minigoose.

Wheels: Front--Blue Araya with blue hub.
Back--chrome rear with Bendix brake (replacement?)

Crank: Tioga and Mongoose with spiral swirl chain wheel

Pedals: black plastic, four heart logo, recessed reflectors.

Frame: blue on chrome.

Decals: BMX on head tube, Team Minigoose and All Tubes Chromoly on top tube; "BMX Products the winners choice" and "Bike Factory Custom Designed/Bellvue Lynnwood Olympia" on seat tube;

Fork: chrome, Tange 1200 Champion stickers on both stanchions.

Handlebar/stem: Mini ape hangers with a "v" shaped reinforcement bar; an unimpressive looking single bolt stem.

Seat/stem: stem blue, seat blue.

Any way to find an old blue Araya wheel for the rear wheel? What hub/brake would be appropriate.

Also there's no front brake though it appears to have had one. What kind of fron brake and lever set would be period correct for this Minigoose?


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       RE:AGE / VALUE:   Mongoose Minigoose Question posted by DONALD,RAY on 7/6/2006 at 5:14:12 PM
IF YOU SON IS INRTRESTED CHECK MY POST ON HERE OR ,, VINTAGEBMX.COM ID DONALD,RAY MEMPHIS,TENN SELLING A LOT OF OLD ,EARLY OR NEW PART'S FRAME-SET'S COMPLETE BIKE'S EARLY BIKE'S REDLINE ,TORKER, OLD BIKE DIAMOND.BACK'S
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       RE:AGE / VALUE:   Mongoose Minigoose Question posted by DONALD,RAY on 7/6/2006 at 5:14:13 PM
IF YOU SON IS INRTRESTED CHECK MY POST ON HERE OR ,, VINTAGEBMX.COM ID DONALD,RAY MEMPHIS,TENN SELLING A LOT OF OLD ,EARLY OR NEW PART'S FRAME-SET'S COMPLETE BIKE'S EARLY BIKE'S REDLINE ,TORKER, OLD BIKE DIAMOND.BACK'S
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