Sunday, March 11, 2012

The original mini

What the hey?

I don't know anything about this, except that Glen sent me this pic about an
hour ago.

Sa--weet.

6 comments:

Andy D. (aka Big Dummy Daddy) said...

A Moose Goose! Man, I always wanted one of those. Still do.

Anonymous said...

http://www.vintagemongoose.com/products/moosegoose.php

John Speare said...

Anon: thanks for the link. Very cool. I remember Mongoose when I was a kid. It was nearly top-shelf -- up there with Hutch and Redline...

But the ad you post makes it look as if the Mongoose was only a bike for tall riders?

That's not the case right? The mini-looking bmx mongoose was just the big one... right?

John Speare said...

Just realized that this sis the "Moosegoose." nice.

TOC here: http://www.vintagemongoose.com/products/20inch.php

Dan O said...

Man, I wanted one of those back in the day. Yeah, Mongoose for bigger "kids". If I remember correctly, out around 1979 or so. I was around 17 years old and read about it in a BMX magazine. My idea was to pick one up and convert to a 5 speed, using a freewheel and derailleur, to ride in the woods. Sort of a mountain bike before I even knew mountain bikes existed. I never pursued the idea.

I wound up working in a bike shop during the early '80s and assembled many Mongoose bikes, which were the high end deal back then. Think the Moose Goose was history by then.

Roger Morris said...

In 1981 I purchased a Moosegoose frame and fork and with the help of a San Diego bike shop put a 5 speed mini cruiser together. The factory knew what I was doing as the owners of the shop were personal friends of the factory. Later when I moved to the Seattle area I found a bike shop that was selling the same setup straight from the factory. Intersesting?