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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:43 pm 
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theres a couple of crackers on ebay just now :D :D


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:07 pm 
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Looking good 8)

What size are the tyres dude? 2.3"?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:09 pm 
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2.35's 8)

it's now in bits and had been polished up awaiting some new parts 8) 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:11 pm 
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i just won this for it too > http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... K:MEWNX:IT


paid through the bloody nose for it too :evil: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:13 pm 
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Now thats weird! :shock: :shock:

I saw that when looking for Orange bike stuff while browsing ebay on my

phone while i was having a pooh not a half hour ago!

honest!!! :shock: :shock:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:16 pm 
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what was you max bid in your head ? mines was £12.07 :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:32 pm 
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Very cool eck, I was watching that. Will look good with the pace forks.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:31 pm 
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Nick C wrote:
I'll be interested to watch this build.

My brother sill has a Mantra which he bought new and I think has hardly ridden, but I thought I read on here somewhere that they are not a good suspension design. Care to dispel that thought so I can call my brother and make him an offer?

They are marmite bikes. They are completely different to anything else. They are a 6", yes 6" travel xc bike that is designed to work best when in the saddle. They were heralded by various mags as the best climbing bike, not best FS, best bike. The originals were designed with a rigid fork, Gary Klein gave in to the marketing men who said it wouldn't sell. He conceded by adding a 63mm fork to 150mm rear :lol:

The big downside is the stinkbug effect. It extends heavily under braking, nose down, arse up, just like a stinkbug :wink: :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:23 am 
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love kleins man own 3 and just picked this one up last weekend for 225 usd


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:42 pm 
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well it's been through a few changes so i'd better get some pic's up 8)

some new wheels , bars & stem , stx-rc cranks & pace forks

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but that was last month :oops: :lol:

it now looks like............

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more new bars & stem + hydro v-brakes 8) just waiting on a black nukeproof seatpost 8)


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