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SOLD 1980 Mongoose Motomag

Discussion in 'FOR SALE' started by Rat Rod, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. Rat Rod

    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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    Selling a 1980 Mongoose Motomag. Someone spray painted it blue at one point. Doesn't look like a heavy coating so should clean up well. No cracks, dents or repairs. Only flaw I can find is a small chip on the edge of the front wheel and some discoloration in that area. Has original stamped headset, BB, seat clamp and chainring. Bike will need a total overhaul. Great project that will be a pretty easy restoration.

    Asking $680 shipped in the U.S.

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  2. Stevil

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    You may know I’m a vintage custom musclebike guy so I wonder where’s the $500 bill stashed here? I missed this scene and wonder aloud “ why so pricey? “
    Maybe cause I don’t sell to good ,but...
    Stevil
    PS: I do dig the wheels
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  3. Rat Rod

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    Why do Schwinn Krates bring what they bring?
     
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  4. RustyGold

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    Simple math...2018-1980=38...add 10 (approx age of original owner), that's 48. A 48 year old empty-nester, with 'disposeable' income, reminiscing about his youth wanting to reclaim the bike he had, or more likely wished he had, bitd. Oddly enough, the same math works on muscle bikes, muscle cars, and much more...any fad or movement of the baby boom and later generations. Add 40-50years to it's intended age group to see a huge boom in 'values', and then add another 10-20years to see the value drop as those collecters start to liquidate for/during retirement :)

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  6. The Renaissance Man

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  7. Dizzle Problems

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    Nows the time to start hoarding 90s bmx.... not kidding.
     
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  8. Rat Rod

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    I thought about that....but I've often wondered if their emotional connection to the 90's bikes would be the same. The 90's were basically when everything was made overseas and the industry was tanking. The bikes were heavy and the quality was poor. Just not sure if the kids who rode those bikes felt as strongly as the ones who rode in the 70's and 80's.
     
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  9. Dizzle Problems

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    I can see that for sure. But I think everything has the ‘opportunity’ for an emotional connection. Folks who were kids in the 90s grew up with everything being made over seas, so I think the attachment to American made is lessened to them. I think rustygold is spot on with his assessment. When folks, (usually men) hit a certain age, they start looking for remembrance of youth.
    It’s constantly shifting. A few years at a time.

    Luckily for me (kid in the 90s) I still have my childhood gt Mach one. Haha

    All that being said, I think your price is spot on for the market. Bmx is a much different breed then the cruisers seen more here.

    Also, bmx Bikes were rode hard and destroyed. The numbers out there left are far less.
     
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  10. kngtmat

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    Nice. Earlier today I saw a 1987 ATB for $80 at a pawn shop in really good condition.
     
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  11. RustyGold

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    I thought of an example that should be equally relatable to both the Muscle Bike and OS BMX worlds.

    Where is the $1000 bill stashed in EACH Iverson/Webco mag :D

    I don't know how this convo is going to help Steve sell his goose though...free bumps, I guess ;)
    Jason
     
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  12. RustyGold

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    This pattern finally became clear to me after I got priced out of pretty much all my childhood hobbies as they've gone through this boom and bust cycle (the bust cycle rarely goes back to pre-boom $$$, unfortunately). So, much like Dizzle mentions above, I started thinking...what is the next big thing that will boom. Unfortunately, pretty much all my childhood and teenage things have already hit...my post teenage activities aren't very collectable. Nobody is going to pay big money for horrible hangovers and next morning regrets...and I have no desire to start collecting either again :D

    Jason
     
  13. KevinM

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    The White Settlement guys didn't want your bike?
     
  14. Rat Rod

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    Which ones are they?
     

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