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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:50 pm 
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That is lovely! Looking forward to the updates 8)


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Super nice, very envious.


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I'm praying this is gonna be a stunner.. :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:51 am 
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Well Steve your prayers helped a lot! Thanks! :-)

A little update:
I have to make some choices here. Maybe you guys can help me out.
Choices are:
1) Chris King headset silver or purple?
2) Handlebar silver (Tioga) or purple (Answer Hyperlite)

The seatpost is not arrived yet. That is a Kooka seatpost in purple. I think that is a better choice when it comes to color and age...
Tires will be skinwall tires instead of black tires.
Chainrings will be M900. Also I have a XTR M900 front mech on it's way instead of the XT front mech.

I'm still searching for a chrome seatpost and a chrome rigid fork. Is there anyone who can help me getting those parts??? :roll:

Some pics of all the parts:
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:10 am 
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:D Awesome build mate loads of purple the way we like it :D 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:42 pm 
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Normally not a fan of purple but it would look ace on that Mantis..


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:28 pm 
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Update:

AS you can see, the seatpost is not the right one. Or purple or a chrome one will do much better, imo!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:16 pm 
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could look very cool if you stay consequence ...where is your purple seat post?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:24 pm 
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Very nice... now stop clamping it by the seat tube...


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:55 am 
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Thanks Martin, I will hang it mostly on the seatpost. But sometimes not. Be aware that I'm very very carefull and never had any accidents with any bike...
Ok, back to the build. I want to finish the Mantis Flying V this weekend!
Cockpit setup:
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Shimano M900 Shifters
Magura shifter pots
Grafton Re-Entry's
Ritchey WCS grips
Control Tech Stubbies
Tioga handlebar
Answer Atac stem, with alu purple bolt
Chris King headset (Special thanks for the special person who send me this one!)


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