From council hard-rubbish pile to patina-riffic steeze machine: a 1999 (July 1997 production) "25th Anniversary" Mongoose Villain. Basic WD40-wipe-down from top to bottom, tyres scrubbed and conditioned, new tubes, new chain, some thorough re-adjusting, and it's back out on the streets; a rusted-out decades-old Mongoose has no right to roll so damn smooth..! #onepersonstrash #isanotherpersonstrash #butawesome #mongoose #mongoosebmx #mongoosevillain #mongoose25thanniversary #mongoosebikes #midschoolbmx #oldschoolbmx #vintagebmx #1999
A thrashed out old bunger that I genuinely didn't expect to like as much as I do!
As I mentioned in the Instagram post above; I stumbled across this recently on a council hard-rubbish collection pile just up the street - a parent cleaning out what was pretty clearly a late-90s kid's things.
Now I already have enough damn bikes (and was riding past on another at the time!), but argh.. there was just something about it that just seemed worth saving. The style.. the originality.. the patina...
Home with me it went.
Love it. Certainly no regrets helping this one dodge a bullet!