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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 4:16 pm 
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I know this is an iconic bike and all but why am I hearing circus clown music

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Mantis- ... 2c6f436f46

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 5:04 pm 
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Starting bid: $500 :D
Shipping: $860 :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 5:50 pm 
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I think its the combo of the color scheme and that ridiculous stem that I find so humorous. Probably bid anyway...


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 6:10 pm 
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Nothing wrong with that bike as long as you have the following appropriate safety equipment:
    helmet
    riding shoes
    handlebar-mounted horn


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 7:20 pm 
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Can't stop laughing that was exactly what I was thinking...


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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 3:10 pm 
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:lol: :lol: :lol:

That is possibly the funniest thread I've ever seen on here!

You'd have to be brave to ride that bike.


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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 4:10 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 5:50 pm 
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Somebody buy it and make it normal for Petes sake!!!!


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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 6:54 pm 
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Just think of all the races you could win with it! If you showed up for a race on that bike, the competition would be rolling on the ground laughing and trying to catch their breath while you leave them in the dust. :lol:

I suspect that link from the OP will likely be broken in a few months, so I'll post the pic from the auction here so that years from now we can all check back to see what we were referring to (and laughing at).

Definitely a cool bike, especially with the original fork, but original paint or not, that paint job has go to go. If it were mine I'd strip it and give it a monochrome paint job.

Oh yeah, I'd nix the stem and bars also.


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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 7:04 pm 
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Did it start life like that?


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