1988 Mountain Goat “Escape Goat”


The Escape Goat was Mountain Goats affordable frameset, tig welded but made with the same geometry as the Deluxe and the Whiskeytown Racer. Although it’s hard to say that a kind of bike with this paint job is a budget bike. Stunning paint job that is still as fresh as new today, quite marvelous to be 30 years old. 


I’m looking to do a clean and classic build here and go for a bullmoose for a twist.  


Will be built with Mountainbikes bullmoose, Magura brake levers, Shimano 730 groupset and WTB hubs, Araya RM20 rims.  


A few bits and bolts and it shall be pretty ok, 


Mountain Goat 1982 #8225

The 1982 Mountain Goat

This bike is from the 2nd year of Jeff Lindsays MTB production. He made some great road bikes in the 70s and so early as 1981 he made the transition to the MTBs. The Mountain Goat was a bit different than the Ritcheys and the Breezers. One piece handlebars, drum brakes and .035 Phil Wood oval chrome moly main tubing. And rad paint jobs.

This particular Goat was made in 82 but built in 83. Serial #2582 makes this the 25th bike in the 2nd production year. The bike was built with Shimano Deer Head components, Araya rims and Cook Bros Racing hubs. The Brooks seat and Biplane fork still tells that this is an older bike.

In 1982 there was one model – the Mountain Goat. It came in two different equipment levels – the «Deluxe» package or the «Inflation Fighter». This has the Deluxe package.

Serial # 2582
Frame Cro-moly w/ oval shaped top tube and down tube, Fillet Brazed
Fork Mountain Goat Biplane crown
Rims Araya 26 x1.75 alloy
Hubs Cook Bros. Racing
Spokes DT Stainless steel laced 4 cross
Tires Specialized Ground Control
Pedals Suntour XC II
Crank Shimano FC-6206 170 mm arms
Chain Sedis
Rear Cogs Shimano 600 6 speed freewheel
Bottom Bracket Cook Bros.
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT FD-M700
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deer head XT RD-M700
Shifters Shimano Deer head XT
Handlebars Mountain Goat one-piece
Grips Oakley 3
Stem Mountain Goat one-piece
Headset        Specialized steel
Brake set Shimano Deore XT MC-70
Brake levers Shimano Deore XT 4 finger BL-M700
Saddle Brooks B-15
Seat Post Suntour XC
Colors Camouflage
Size         20"

1983 Mountain Goat "Escape Goat"

I guess this will be fun - 1983 Mountain Goat “Escape Goat”. Mafac cantilevers and Shimano 600 headset already in place.

The early Mountain Goats usually had the one piece stem/handlebar combination, but some had a bull moose set up. Since I have a lot of Shimano Deer Head equipped bikes I will try this one with a Suntour setup with Cyclone derailleurs. I’m planning to use Phil Wood hubs with Araya 7x rims. I think i have a spare set op Tomaselli brake levers. A rather classic rider then.

Lets’s see - never had a project without a lot of changes during the build time.

1983 “Escape Goat”

1983 “Escape Goat”