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 Post subject: 1993 Mantis Pro-Floater
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:14 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:56 pm
Posts: 92
Location: Omaha, NE
The frame is in great shape with no dents, dings, or cracks. Bought this here a few years ago as a completed build. When I got it I swapped the Joes brakes that I found to be unadjustable for a set of NOS WTB Speedmasters, the fork was also changed out for a NOS Mag 21. In addition to this I replaced the bb with a Phil Wood and the old chainrings with some TA Zephyr and a set of TA self extracting crank bolts, I also switched the seat to a flite. Its a beautiful bike but I found I don't like it as much having purchased it as a full bike than if I would have found all the bits and pieces myself. Let me know if you have questions or want more info or pictures. Cheers

I would like $2250/OBO

$65 shipping lower 48. I will ship it worldwide if seller pays the way. Be aware I had it shipped from Europe over 2 years ago and I think it ran between $250 and $350 in shipping I would be shocked if it was more affordable than that now.

Frame: Alloy
Fork: RockShox Mag 21 (Fresh)
Rear-Shock: Noleen NR
Bottom Bracket: Phil Wood press-fit (Fresh)
Crankset: Shimano XTR 900
Chainrings: TA Specialites Zephyr, 44/34/24t (Fresh)
Shifters: Shimano XTR 900 brake-shifter pods
Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR 900
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR 900
Cassette: Shimano 8-speed, ?/?t
Wheels: Shimano XTR 900 hubs / Mavic M231 rims
Tires: Michelin Wild Gripper (26x1.95)
Brakes: WTB Speedmasters (Fresh)
Handlebar: Control Tech, 120mm
Stem: Control Tech
Headset: 1” threadless (Unbranded)
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite 1990 (Fresh)
Seatpost: Ringle Moby (Fresh)
Skewers: Salsa Flip-offs
Grips: ESI Chunky (Fresh)
Other: Two Wheel Performance Products front fork brace
Geometry:
Seat-tube: 19"
Virtual top-tube: 58cm
Head-tube: 13cm
Serial #: K202731

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:06 pm 
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Location: London
Such a gorgeous bike. I know what you mean though - I recently (finally) tracked down something I wanted in the size, colour and, importantly, condition I wanted.. but it was a bike rather than a frame set.. and I haven’t really bonded with it. Annoyingly, the spec is so perfect for the bike that I can’t even think of how I would “curate” it further. Cable hangers. Grafton cable hangers - that’s all I have come up with..

Postage costs and customs duty make buying whole bikes from the US a fairly painful experience for those of us in the UK, unfortunately. I hate to be the first vulture here (because I think it’s a real shame when a well specc’d bike is broken up).. but if you were in the frame of mind to do so at some point, I wouldn’t mind discussing the WTB cantis..

Otherwise GLWS!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:19 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:56 pm
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Location: Omaha, NE
I will let you know, if it doesn't sell in the next few weeks I will be parting it out. It took me a while to decide to sell some bikes but now that I have they definitely are on the way out.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:40 pm 
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I’m still in that denial phase in which I ignore what seems so visually clear to any non-RBer who so much as glances in my bike room:

The correct way to calculate the optimal number of bikes has somehow now become n-1!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:44 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:56 pm
Posts: 92
Location: Omaha, NE
Yes I am trying to operate on the 1 in 1 out principle but cant just give them away and so far no takers.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:02 pm 
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Posts: 81
Location: Omaha Beach
Wow! another sweet build. I call dibs on those chainrings if you part it out. ;) GLWS! :cool:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:05 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:56 pm
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Location: Omaha, NE
Thanks, bought 500 or 600 euro worth of rings at the bar one night from a German site and these were some of them. I make my best worst decisions at the bar. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:49 pm 
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Location: Blue shadows on the trail
Fabulous, just fabulous


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:17 pm 
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Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:56 pm
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Location: Omaha, NE
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