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In all her musky/rusty glory hell even made my van stink lol any way I got her home aired up the tires and they still hold air. I sprayed her down with some good old monkey spit and will again tomorrow and again on Sunday then the cleaning starts haha side note with all the mongoose bikes I have owned I have never had one with a Chain guard haha. At some point some one changed the seat and post out with a 1990’s GT post and a 70’s Schwinn BMX seat. 

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nice one

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Chain guard. In the bin day 1! Lol.

Great find.

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Well she’s taking to the spit like a champ 

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I will be interested to see how that cleans up. 

 

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wow, that's rad.   pretty rare to see a nickel version of that model.   looking forward to the clean up.

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All I have done so far is took I wheels,stem and bars, seat and post & chain off (now in oil) and used a hand full of single edge razors for the rust and don’t forget about that monkey spit soak ! And will not to bad I have to say. And I don’t need to here about other way you may have done it. But I keep it old school and love the look of it. Some bad spots on the fork legs and crank arms. And I still need to give her the once over. And repack the goods.

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Thanks fellas, don’t think I will do much more on this one I love to dull shine on the nickel. And even shows the scars of the rust on the top  if that makes sense. Going to clean the chain tomorrow with the wire brush if it’s dry slap it back on and take it down the drive way. 

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Wow. Amazing what a little elbow grease can do.  I absolutely love the chain guard…

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On 7/13/2021 at 3:43 AM, The 26incher said:

Wow. Amazing what a little elbow grease can do.  I absolutely love the chain guard…

No! We hate the chain guards! lol.

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That Mongoose cleaned up very nice! 

Any idea of the condition of the interior frame tubes? as in would it be rusty as well or no way to tell? 

I ask as I had an early all steel goose that I used for jumping into the pool one summer. That frame turned into a rust bucket several years later.

 

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