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 Post subject: Name These Cranks Please
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:29 pm 
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Awesome Cranks on this Mantis. They look like Moonhead Machine, but I thought they never went onto production.
Here's Moonhead Machine's website:
http://www.brutalartistry.com/moonhead/Products/Cranks.htm
Any ideas?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:44 pm 
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Moonhead Machine for sure!

Looks like that Mantis may belong to flyingsuperpetis (sp?), not sure of his real name but pretty sure he was the main man at Moonhead Machine, he of the pimped Trimbles....there were a few completed sets around for show bikes I believe :D

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:05 pm 
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Man..those are really very nice!

Any Idea on the actual weight of these babies complete with chainrings?


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Yup, that mantis was stolen at the show, hot property indeedy 8)


Cypher wrote:
Man..those are really very nice!

Any Idea on the actual weight of these babies complete with chainrings?


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i want one off them frames :(


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:25 am 
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The guys name is Pete Doering, they never went in to production, and i think only 6 sets were ever CNC'd.

Rumour has it that they cost around $500 to machine the arms.

Everything Moonhead can be found here http://www.americanvelorotica.com/


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:25 pm 
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retrobikeguy wrote:
Yup, that mantis was stolen at the show, hot property indeedy 8)


Cypher wrote:
Man..those are really very nice!

Any Idea on the actual weight of these babies complete with chainrings?


I remember reading about that somewhere. Guys came in in the morning and it'd been pinched. They were seriously miffed as the security was so poor - anyone with an exhibitors badge could walk in and out, any time of the day / night without any hassle at all...

They were also a bit confused why the more 'desirable' bikes and pieces at adjacent stands were left untouched...


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:49 pm 
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They were also a bit confused why the more 'desirable' bikes and pieces at adjacent stands were left untouched...


I guess they were stolen because of the cranks alone!
nice set!


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:idea: did he ever get it back :?:


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