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 Post subject: Mantis Valkyrie EC
PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:56 am 
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Just built my Valkyrie Ec, I think '89-'90
With Bontrager fork, like MBA test,
mostly XT group, WTB wheelset and saddle,
Fisher bar and grip, American stem, and IRD
rear brake.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:48 pm 
West Midlands Deputy AEC
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That is a very nice build - great spec on a cool frame - good work that man! :D

How does it ride? Have you owned it since new?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:29 pm 
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Seriously---that looks awesome. One of my favorite bikes ever. Sort of reminds me of a Quadangle :)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:57 am 
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bellissima! 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:06 am 
iconoclassic best in show
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Lovely I adore that frame and for me the attention to detail of a period correct builds a credit to you


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:04 pm 
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Outstanding!


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 Post subject: valkyrie
PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:02 am 
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Location: detroit , mi. USA
I was the original owner many years back......richard built it for me in 89( actually rode it in durango & moab while at the 1990 world mtb championships)..it was originally black,the color of the frame changed many times.. green ,then pearl red & then finally the blue that it is .....(still have many pics of the many iterations it was.....i should scan them)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:24 am 
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That's the stuff... gorgeous bike. Would look great in my garage!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:24 am 
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That's the stuff... gorgeous bike. Would look great in my garage!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:54 am 
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Great story, great bike, great build.




al. :D


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