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2000 Mongoose Brawler 24 BMX rebuild with custom decals

Around 2000, Mongoose bikes embraced ugly, to be fair it wasn't just Mongoose, it seems all BMX bike manufacturers thought BMX should tone itself down after the bright and colourful heyday of the eighties and nineties. The 2000 Mongoose Brawler 24 originally rolled out of the bike shop with an uninspiring gloss gunmetal grey frame, forks and low cruiser bars. Some of the old school vibe however was not lost, the black anodised rims were laced to high flange polished alloy hubs. Many other parts were hidden under a layer of black paint. This Mongoose Brawler 24 would have been built in 2000 and appearing in bike shops (not K-Mart) in 2001. The frame is chromoly CR-MO and Hi-Ten steel for strength, it's...

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1994 Mongoose Expert BMX - black on gold

The 1994 Mongoose Expert BMX frame is a classic Mongoose loop tail frame design. Mongoose began making the loop tail frame in the early 1980’s and this design was popular with many BMX brands through that era including hutch and SE bikes. In 1997 a few bikes featured the Mongoose BMX loop tail frame including the Expert 20″ and Expert Pro 24″ cruiser as well as the Menace and Menace 24″ cruiser.  In 1998 Mongoose phased out the loop tail frame design and began looking at completely new frame designs. For this 1994 Mongoose Expert I wanted to take what was a pretty standard original BMX and make it desirable again. Creating custom colour rides is the thing I like most. I purchased the bike as frame, forks, bars and stem with...

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2002 Mongoose Brawler 24 cruiser BMX with custom decals

The second Mongoose Brawler 24 Cruiser rebuild, the first was a 2000 Brawler 24. This bike is a 2002 Mongoose Brawler 24 Cruiser and it too was completely rebuilt and transformed with an old school look. The frame and fork on the Mongoose Brawler 24's are made from 4130 Chromoly steel for strength and durability, these are tough cruisers, built to last. This one is set to out live a few more riders yet. This bike was stripped and every part cleaned. The frame, forks, handlebars and seat post were given a new coat of white paint. The original head clamp was de-anodised given a brushed alloy look. The original hubs and black Alex rims front and back were re-laced with new stainless steel spokes and the bike was given a...

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