Hells yeah, you read that, 1983 Mongoose Supergoose. I have owned this bike all it’s life. It is a 1983 model, but I think we got it in 84 or 85 I can’t recall. Maybe we did get it in 83. Anyway, was a long ass time ago.
My Dad won a raffle, the prize was a new fangled Mountain Bike thingy. Well it was way too big for me or for my sis. So he took it to a bike shop. Since Mountain Bike’s were the new thing the shop basically said, pick something. When my Dad came home I about pooped myself. An honest to God BMX bike was in my posession. So long Huffy, hello big time.
The old Huffy was so heavy I couldn’t ride it up big hills, but with the new Chromoly and Pro Class lightened wheels I could ride all day and pull off sweet ass jumps.
This Goose has been hanging in the garage at my parents house since about 1993 – 1994. I succumbed to the mountain bike rage in 1992 shortly before heading off to College. Then you wouldn’t be caught dead on a BMX. 12 years later they are hot as ever.
My plan is to at least bring this bike back to it’s former glory. While I see dollar signs just looking at it, my intention is to restore and enjoy. Maybe after awhile I will sell it. It should fetch about the same it sold for in 1983, maybe more.
I found this great site called BMX Museum, so even if you’re not restoring a bike but want to relive some memories and see what people have done to bring some classics back it is a great resource. You can check out my bike there too: 1983 Mongoose Supergoose.
Here are some pictures in it’s current state: