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  1. #1
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    Mongoose Mongoose or Kmart Mongoose?

    Just a quick question now I have my Mongoose back on the road.

    I don't know anything about the history of the frame I rescued/ built up and I'm just a tad bit curious.
    Anyway the frame is a Mongoose Sycamore all terrain with Blue/White paint and fetching purple signage. It has a sticker near the BB that has "Handcrafted for Mongoose" around an agro little Maurice the Mongoose. It also has a sticker at the top of the seat tube that says "Double Butted TANGE Main Frame".

    So my question is; Is this a Mongoose Mongoose or is it a Kmart Mongoose?
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    if its a tange tubeset, and double butted, your way out of wall marts league.

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    Cool, thanks! I thought that was probably the case but it is nice to have some confirmation.
    A revolution without dancing is a revolution not worth having. V.

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    like these, with tange frame and forks. i was considering to build one just for fun, but barney purple is not my color.

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    Mongoose Mongoose. The wallyworld/K-Mart Mongooses are just BSO's (bicycle shaped objects )
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    I believe this is it.....

    Picked this up on Sunday 4/19 from Craigslist - $60. Complete bike only thing that needs adjustment is the front brake. For that price, I had to get it. Picked it up for a commuter (4 miles one way) to work. Wanted something that I could afford to loose if I walked out and it was gone (I work at a large AZ State University.

    I really like this bike and had a white Mongoose BMX bike in the late 70's.

    If anyone knows anything more about this Mongoose Sycamore - please post. Is this the original set-up? Any idea what year? Any idea of what these sold for new? (I've been out of bikes for sooooo long.)

    Thanks in adance
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