You see the Mantra's come up on ebay fairly often, there are a few still around this region.
You could probably build one up for not too much with period XTR.
Nope that's not the bike, thinking about it, I was thinking of YETI as the last bike I saw him on in some video's. Modern thing I guess.
OK mate, the Klein was the last bike Ian had at the time he lived in Hull, besides the Klein was far too BIG for me!! Hoho, anyway you know how tight Ian was with money, it was a graphic surprise that Ian would spend any, money, especially since he was always harping on about the free value of cycling, as a means to get about, exercise or fun activity! I think he was making an analogy to cars, such as you buy a 2nd hand car and unknown to you it needs this & that, however you buy and bike new, and just ride and enjoy. I think he was referring to the Carina, Mini and 3 series, hmm yer the choices some people make.
Anyway how about a bike ride sometime soon, say: Swanland, Melton, Welton, Brantingham, Elloughton, Swanland. About 25 miles (Or less).
So mate, I realise we're busy with work, decorating and gardening, so when can you fit in a leisurely ride, with an old friend? We live near each other, so could meet mine, yours, or somewhere nearby, Haltemprise Leisure Centre BMX park?
I'm off till end of APRIL.