1983 Mongoose Chromoly BMX Bike with Blue Tuff Wheels
This 1983 Mongoose has a nickel-plated chromoly frame, white A'me Round grips, a red anodized fluted alloy seatpost and Cycle Pro seatpost clamp, blue anodized alloy handlebars held by a Pro Neck stem, red KKT Lightning cage pedals, and blue Tuff Wheel I mag wheels.
There's also a torn red vinyl seat, a pair of mismatched red and black knobby tires, a generic 3-spoke steel spider, beehives in the Tuff Wheels' hubs, and a 25-year layer of rust and oxidation.
Thousands of kids in the 1980s put together bikes like this. Most of them went to the dump decades ago. This one avoided that fate and ended up in the hands of some random twenty-something. And then I owned it.
I don't own it anymore, but while I did, I shot some photos. And here they are.