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Old 06-08-05, 10:41 PM
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What is this - Old School BMX pics?

Yes, I neighbor of mine dug up this BMX from the 80s. It is called "Blue Max". It has a Mongoose 1 Piece Crank, Alloy GT Wheels with Suzue hubs, Aero Viscount Seat, GT STEM, Dia Compre Nimpro brakes and levers with like a stay on mechanism. Mushroom Bearing cover on the B.B. This really is a cool bike. But is it a GT or Mongoose or something else? Please help in any way!!!






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Old 06-08-05, 11:25 PM
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Here's your answer

http://oldroads.com/d_bmx_ra.asp?OQI...Num=4627&RID=0

And remember, Google is your friend.
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Old 06-09-05, 11:33 AM
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It was made by Mongoose for sale at Military bases. I have an older verion with the old stlye frame gusset, it's got a star instead of a hole. I got it from a friend who's dad was in the Air Force. Yours is nicer and looks like it's based upon the Mongoose Expert. I tried the link on the post and it didn't come up so, I hope this helps. If I'm wrong about yours please post a correction. I don't mind being informed/corrected if wrong. Being right is a good thing. Keeping BMX History in order.
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Old 06-09-05, 06:55 PM
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you are right, those were made my Mongoose.

Nice find, too bad its sooooo rusty
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hmmm......im gona go with Mongoose....
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Old 06-10-05, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
hmmm......im gona go with Mongoose....
you don't even know, you are just trying to agree to fit in
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
hmmm......im gona go with Mongoose....
i think we've established that
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Dude, I think it might be a Mongoose!
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
Dude, I think it might be a Mongoose!
no way dude, like oh my god
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Originally Posted by queensrider86
no way dude, like oh my god
Go back to the Galleria.
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Old 06-11-05, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
Go back to the Galleria.
like, totally
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How much is thing worth? Like around $100 I thought. I think from that website it is from the people who once made mongoose. That BMX products.
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depends- a Blue Max fan might give you $100, someone like me might offer like $50 just because a) its pretty rusted and would need a LOT of work b) a lot of parts will need to be replaced.

If you really want to see what its worth, throw it on eBay. Every Vintage guy out there is on and will see it.
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
Dude, I think it might be a Mongoose!
how come he said Mongoose and no one bashed him....im still saying Mongoose...
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Old 06-13-05, 08:02 AM
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whats the sense of bashing him?

Blue Max WAS made by BMXProducts Inc, which also made Mongoose.

They are basically the same bikes. Same geometry, same parts. Different decals.
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
how come he said Mongoose and no one bashed him....im still saying Mongoose...
because he said it after you as a joke
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
how come he said Mongoose and no one bashed him....im still saying Mongoose...
BMX history lesson. Mongoose was based in Chatsworth in the 1970's and 80's. They were within 1/2 hour drive of Redline, SE Racing, and JAG. Back then, Bob Haro was still a teenager who happened to be a pretty good BMX racer.
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Originally Posted by NFR5111
depends- a Blue Max fan might give you $100, someone like me might offer like $50 just because a) its pretty rusted and would need a LOT of work b) a lot of parts will need to be replaced.

If you really want to see what its worth, throw it on eBay. Every Vintage guy out there is on and will see it.
Yeah I am going to work on it tremendously. I aint selling anything like that of course. I think like the price you said is correct.
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
BMX history lesson. Mongoose was based in Chatsworth in the 1970's and 80's. They were within 1/2 hour drive of Redline, SE Racing, and JAG. Back then, Bob Haro was still a teenager who happened to be a pretty good BMX racer.
what ever happend to Bob Haro...cause now that guy Tony D. like owns Haro....right?
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He sold the rights to the name, along with the company. I think I read that Stu Thomsen is a cop now. Someone should start a thread about the old school BMX racers. Not me, I'm too lazy to start a new thread these days.
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Stu is a cop in California
Haro is still working as a designer for his company- I think its called Haro Designs.
Greg Hill has just resurrected GHP and is doing a limited run of frames, forks and bars for 2005
Eric Rupe is still racing. I will have the honor of meeting him this weekend in Rockford, IL where we will have him see the Rupe replica I built. It will be super cool.
Scot Brethiupt is back with the compnay he sold, SE Racing. Look for him representing at nationals and shows.
Harry Leary is still around
Eddy King is selling Real Estate in CA
Toby Henderson will be at Rockford this weekend, as will Bob Osborn, publisher of the original BMX ACTION.
Perry Kramer (mr. PK Ripper himself) is also posting on the vintage sites and is still around.
Mike Buff works for Wonder Bread as a manager.
RL Osborn owns (owned?) a carpet cleaning business and is building choppers.

Check out the vintage sites- www.vintagebmx.com and www.os-bmx.com - besides seeing great bikes and awesome memories, you will see a lot of old timers posting there.

thats all I can think of.....I will post a pic or two next week of some of the old timers I meet this weekend.
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I want to thank you for that. Sincerely. But I think you may need to get out a bit more too.
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
I want to thank you for that. Sincerely. But I think you may need to get out a bit more too.
Trust me, I get out plenty. I just have a lot of free time at work (and am very much into my hobby) and have also had the pleasure of dealing with or talking to some of these guys over the last few years.
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Yeah those old BMX are really cool. I had an old school Schwinn with Skyways back in the day. So fun but so heavy!
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
Dude, I think it might be a Mongoose!

to be honest you sir are acting like an idiot.
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