Here is my little project build…I will update changes and progress with dates as time goes on.

This is how I bought it.


1981 Mongoose Motomag Frame, Fork (pinched), Handle bar and Mongoose stamped seat clamp. It had a cheap stem attached as well as an aftermarket seat I assume. Then with it came a set of Blue Araya 7x wheels with Suzue low flange hubs.

I did a mock build before the rebuild and fitted some items and ended up with this:


Some detailed pics…please click to enlarge:

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So the parts list in the mock build in current pics above is as follows:

Frame and Fork: 1981 Mongoose Motomag
Handle Bar: Mongoose Pro Class (Stamped)
Stem: SR stem
Grips: Mongoose (Reproduction)
Wheel set: Blue Araya 7x with Suzue hubs and Shimano 16T freewheel
Tyres: Black Cheng Shin 20×2.125 (Reproduction)
Seat post: Mongoose Californian
Seat post clamp: Mongoose Motomag (Stamped)
Seat: Viscount BMX Aero
Cranks: 165mm Mongoose (Stamped)
Sprocket: Sugino 44T steel
Pedals: SR Pedals

Then since the mock build I put out feelers and came across some goods that I will use on this restoration.

Herewith are the parts gathered over time:

1x NOS Deep Blue 7x Araya
1x Blue Dia Compe Tech 3 lever
1x Blue Dia Compe Brake Caliper
1x Blue Dia Compe MX Seat Post clamp (might not use this on the build as I have the stamped mongoose clamp)
1x Blue aluminium seat post
4x Blue wheel nuts
1x Pair of Blue rat trap pedals.


Then I stumbled across the perfect stem I want to use on this build. It needs a restoration its self but its an awesome piece to start with.


Well there you go…I hope you guys enjoy my little restoration thread.

All comments and crits welcomed.

I hope to send the frame, fork, bars and cranks away for paint soon.