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 Post subject: Mantis Flying V
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:51 pm 
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Super cool, just wish i had the money.......


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/164098927052


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:23 am 
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CHOMP!
...burp...
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Thanks Will!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:57 am 
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incorrigible wrote:
CHOMP!
...burp...
:D
Thanks Will!


Good man 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:44 am 
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incorrigible wrote:
CHOMP!
...burp...
:D
Thanks Will!

nice work! look forward to pics and impressions...


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:51 am 
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I'm not crazy about that paint scheme. Besides, I see that the head tube has been scuffed, so it gives me an excuse to repaint the entire frame (and fork).

I'm guessing chemical strip and repaint is the way to go vice sandblasting aluminum (harsh!) and then powdercoating, but I'm no expert. Does anyone have any thoughts on that: paint vs powder?

Whichever way I go, paint or powder, I'm thinking some version of one of the Secondary colors (green, orange, or purple) would look great on this (red has been done a million times).

When I say 'version', I mean pearl, metallic, candy, neon, or a combination thereof, as opposed to basic color.


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