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 Post subject: Mantis…
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:06 pm 
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Coming soon… 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Mantis…
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:09 pm 
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Cool pic!


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 Post subject: Re: Mantis…
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:33 pm 
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Vinevo wrote:
Cool pic!


Very! ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Mantis…
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 Post subject: Re: Mantis…
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:55 pm 
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I love that picture of the Mantis on the Fern. Can't wait to see more of the bike though


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 Post subject: Re: Mantis…
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:10 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Mantis…
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thanks again Pete! ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Mantis…
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:30 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Mantis…
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 3:02 pm 
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Haven't had a chance to put much time into this as I would like. Especially since I need to put humpty-dumpty back together. Took a quick look at what needs to be assembled, seems the washer sizes are all over the place, and some are in poor condition and needs to be replaced. And I think I'm short a nut.

The Noleen shock is puking it's innards out and leaking oil everywhere. Not sure if I can service this myself at this moment. I do have a line at a possible replacement.

The BB seems to be held together in the frame with some circlips and silicone??? :?


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 Post subject: Re: Mantis…
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 4:27 pm 
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As long as you have it all apart you might was well replace the bushings.

Silicon is interesting. I've never seen that employed in a press-fit BB. An attempt to better seal the bearings perhaps?
The spindle sleeve is interesting as well. One of my Mantis' had one but most have not.

EDIT: And if you're going to get a replacement shock I'd suggest a Risse. Suspension action won't be quite as nice as the Noleen but it will make the rear end much more laterally rigid and predictable.


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