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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:33 am 
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Great Bike !!! Stunning Bjørnar 8)


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 Post subject: Re: 1989 Mantis Valkyrie
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:46 am 
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 Post subject: Re: 1989 Mantis Valkyrie
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:11 am 
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Amazing Bike! fantastic build. Love that color so much.

Incidentally, I also own a Bolish painted/owned bike. Still working on the new build of it, but I can tease a little...


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 Post subject: Re: 1989 Mantis Valkyrie
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:00 am 
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That is one sweet bike! I've seen that bike before I think but I had no clue it was Marks. Did he race that as well?


Here is a couple of shots of the "new" Valkyrie. Have the parts to build it, not the time...


ImageMantis Valkyrie #VK1916 by Bjørnar Håland, on Flickr

ImageMantis Valkyrie #VK1916 by Bjørnar Håland, on Flickr


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 Post subject: Re: 1989 Mantis Valkyrie
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:49 pm 
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Just looked at your website. It is awesome.


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 Post subject: Re: 1989 Mantis Valkyrie
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:02 pm 
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Haaland wrote:
That is one sweet bike! I've seen that bike before I think but I had no clue it was Marks. Did he race that as well?


Here is a couple of shots of the "new" Valkyrie. Have the parts to build it, not the time...


Dear lord that Tie Dye paint!!!! insanity. That is also his paint? I absolutely adore that, a matching Type II fork as well? crazy.

No idea if Mark raced my Phoenix or not. He definitely painted it though in shade shift paint. teal/purple i guess its similar to Klein paint?


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 Post subject: Re: 1989 Mantis Valkyrie
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:24 pm 
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Wow! Can't wait to see it built. The color contrast with that many tubes is going to look great!


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 Post subject: Re: 1989 Mantis Valkyrie
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:53 am 
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I don't have the blue Valkyrie anymore since Erik Five (the other third of Vintage MTB Scandinavia) bought it. I sold it because of this new one that I bought in Canada for almost a year ago now. It looked quite beat up, didn't have an original fork and it was pretty hopeless as is. A pretty perfect candidate to send to Toxik Design.

The seller also had a Type II fork for it, and I figured that was a quite good alternative to the original fork.

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I always loved the 1989 Mountain Goat Deluxe over at Mombat. I remembered it from some time ago, and I couldn't find it back at Mombat, even through the new website og through Wayback Machine. I asked Harald Strasser of Toxik to make something that reminded me of that one, although I didn't remember exactly how it looked. The main part for me was the black sections here and the crazy neon fade / tie-dye in between. I figured the black sections could go quite well with the crazy tubing on the Valkyrie since it could tone down some sections and still make room for the crazy neons.

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This project took quite a bit of time, and I was happy that it did. Since these projects develops over time it's ok to have time to think about the final result. In this case it meant that I got the Mountain Goat from Mombat some months after - something I never dreamt of happening. I didn't intend that to happen, and if I knew I would never have painted them in the same paint job - but now I'm quite happy to have two of these.

I got some pictures from Harald from time to time as the project went on. Every time I was very happy with the progress - in the first I was more than happy to see that the frameset was transformed from the beat up blue one to a nice primed frameset, and as time went by I saw more and more of the finished product. Blew my mind every time.

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So - now it is here and it's ready for my part of it. I have a good idea of how it will be and it seems that I have all the parts needed. Since this frame and fork is for cantilevers I think a good, clean and easy build up with all XT 730/732 will be proper.

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I'm having an erection :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: 1989 Mantis Valkyrie
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:51 am 
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Hi Bjørnar,

simply AWESOME, no other words :shock:

stunning frameset, amazing repaint and , for sure , great rebuild ...

what else ? :wink:


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