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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:22 am 
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New pictures courtesy of Wes Stearns. More details and pictures @ http://mombat.org/MOMBAT/Bikes/1996_Man ... mingV.html

Dool old thermoplastic bike. Neat story behind these.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:54 am 
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These bikes have always been in my most wanted list ever since they came out 8) They just have a huge cool factor - a combination of the brand, the name, the material, the look, the list goes on!....
Saw one of sale on Honolulu CL last year for $1000. I was very tempted to contact the guy, but living in Sweden, I found the logistics of the whole thing too complicated (maybe a holiday in Hawaii would have been the answer :D )

And thanks for the history Jeff, didn't know the thermoplastic story.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:16 am 
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i'd settle for an alloy mantis ,never mind this beastie

stunning as ever jeff


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 11:44 pm 
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I have one Mantis Flying V hole alloy frame bike 18" with full XTR.
Race Face on all the rest components, Rock shox XL custom fork.
A stunning bike I bought as a frame back in 1995.
I placed an order for this frame but the norwegian importer didn't get it.
Sadly I really want one... Know that It can be found abroad, but I wanted a brand new one... Dream bike.....


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 7:23 pm 
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Location: Near a tree, by a river in a hole in the ground....
I have an MBUK where they have a piccie of this from Interbike in 96....

Stunning!


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