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bobafett

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  1. Thanks. Yes they are aluminium.... they are original chrome plated Suzue hubs. Like I said I was a little looser on era correctness for this one than I would normally be whilst I focused on the all silver / black components to match the frame decals and the overall look of the build - but it's roughly late 70's to eary 80's parts. I told myself as justification to consider them as either upgrades over time or maybe the frame set was in the shop window for a couple of years and the kid chose from the parts available in the store in the early 80's
  2. I'm not sure about the whole Rampar range as my area of collecting is primarily mongoose. This particular frame was made by BMX Products Inc. (AKA mongoose) for Rampar.... I believe purely for the Rampar Team riders originally in 78 and then also in 79. Not sure if they were ever actually available to purchase by the general public as I haven't seen a catalogue showing this as an available model, however I have seen Rampar adverts etc with the team riders on this frame and then the Rampar made frames in a "similar" style being advertised for sale.
  3. Holy crap ! Sell me the tuffs then
  4. OK so this one is done. 1979 Team Rampar - I was a little looser on era correctness for this one whilst I focused on the all silver / black components to match the frame decals - but it's roughly 79 to 81 parts. Consider them upgrades over time or maybe the frame set was in the shop window for a couple of years and the kid chose from the parts available in the store in 1981 ! Anyways... I'm really happy how this one turned out......... Parts list: 1979 BMX Products Inc. Team Rampar frame and forks (re-finished in candy red over nickel). Rampar pro bars Suntour earlier short reach all-alloy stem NOS ODI / Winner's Circle grips NOS Shimano Tourney lever with nice survivor Tourney caliper NOS Schwinn clear / silver brake cable Lightly polished Araya 7x on NOS Suzue chrome plated hubs NOS Carlisle Aggressor MX200 tyres 1.75 / 1.75 Shimano Dura Ace cranks - nice survivor condition with original pantograph detail in black NOS Suntour XC Compe pedals Tange / Mongoose seat clamp Refurbished / polished Race Inc seat post with custom Black / White decal NOS Ariake Jaguar seat
  5. Scarey stuff Steve - stay safe out there ! I'm gonna cheat and pick 2 like you did lol. If I had to pick 2 to save it would be all sentimental based for me - 81 minigoose (first BMX I had as a kid) and 1982 UK spec Supergoose (bike I always wanted as a kid). Hope life returns to normal for you guys soon !
  6. Thanks for the comments guys, I'm glad she's finally finished after having the frame for so many years. She's a welcome addition to my goose / BMX products family
  7. Cleaned up nice. Love the original bike shop sticker - always love it when a frame has one
  8. OK so here is my recently finished 1979 BMX Products manufactured Team Jag. Had the frame for about 10 years and finally got it built now ! Frame is original Nickel and so I went with a mix of nice condition survivor / NOS / NOS shop worn parts etc. Full parts run down: 1979 Team Jag frame & forks in original survivor Nickel (new decals) NOS shop worn Race Inc bars NOS Winner's Circle/ODI "Octopus" grips Restored Shimano Tourney brake set-up Araya 7C gold rims, original shine sides NOS Cheng shin fat/thin C183 tyres Mongoose gold stem Mongoose stamped headset Shimano Tourney cranks NOS MKS BM-2 pedals Leather Kashimax MX saddle NOS Race Inc seatpost mongoose stamped seat clamp NOS Jag pad set And here she is....... I think I like her better without the pads I think but....... The OG pads do look cool as well....... :-)
  9. Thanks for the comments guys, much appreciated. And yes, it's a non-quilted schwinn messinger seat
  10. One of the earlier goose frames still alive.......... No. 332 off the production line...... Parts run down: Restored 1975 mongoose short frame - serial 10332 NOS Ashtabula forks Survivor SIMI stamped motomag 1's NOS Cheng shin C183 tyres Survivor Ashtabula crank Survivor Schwinn BB Survivor Schwinn Chainwheel NOS Union pedals Survivor Schwinn Messinger seat NOS Rampar seat clamp NOS unstamped MX headset Survivor Ashtabula stem / gooseneck Survivor box bars NOS Hunt Wilde grips NOS black pad set And here she is..........
  11. Been a while but back building again - blew the dust off some long awaited projects and put this one together to kick things back off. I'd always been in love with the 2 Team completes in the 1979/80 mongoose catalogue and did my blue candy full size team back in 2011, so I just had to do the mini in red...... 1979 Team Minigoose frame and Team forks re-candied red Araya 7c re-anodised rims with NOS Shimano casette hubs NOS Shimano Dura Ace cranks NOS MKS BM-1 pedals (hard to find these puppies) NOS Oakley 2 grips Mongoose gold stem Mongoose headset Mongoose seat clamp Minigoose alloy bars re-anodised Survivor alloy seat-post Restored Shimano Tourney brake set with NOS Shimano clips, cables, ferrules and blocks. Restored mongoose kashimax suede Team seat NOS Hwa Fong snakebelly tyres (not the most desireable but they are OG old rubber with the right tread pattern and match the ones on my full size team - goose snakes are well.... yeah) So, then...... Couldn't resist taking a few snaps of her with her big sister......... Red and blue back together as they should be....... Hope you like 'em - I'm really pleased.
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