Although it pains me to put any bike up against a Jellybean (even though should have Mag 21s right, kids?!), in the interests of global retro unity I persuaded Mike at Black Mountain Cycles to let me enter one of his awesome personal collection of bikes into our humble BOTM - he was a little bemused to say the least - probably at my sacriligious selection, but hey ho... I got to choose!
This beautifully understated and rare '89 (if I remember correctly) Mantis Valkyrie by Richard Cunningham moved to Germany from whence Mike rescued it and is a bike I've always wanted to ride - one day, c'mon Mike
, I might even own one...
PS. If you're a Mantis or elevated fan like me, there's more detail here:
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CURRENTLY FOR SALE:
Holdsworth 531 Special Team - Cannondale ST400 - SUNN BMIX - Carbon Flite - Specialized M2