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 Post subject: Re: .
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:55 am 
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... and how long has he sat on it too...??!! Shame on you Mr Z!

I'll be starting work on mine this Saturday with a headset and NOS MAG21 insertion... :-)


So how goes the Mantis build Mr K? Just got mine back from powder and polish :D :

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 Post subject: WIP
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:22 am 
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Sadly my Mag 21 headtube was a fraction short - they do seem to have long headtubes! Yours is looking like a meticulous build though - must be a later model than mine - the swingarm looks very different! How was it polished? I might get mine done now I've seen yours...

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:03 am 
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From the serial number I take it to be a '95 model year.

I had the polishing work done at a metal polisher/anodizer/powder coating outfit that appears to do a lot of auto parts. Typically I would do the polish myself, but considering I was getting a fresh powder coat for the front end I figured I might as well go with the works.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:16 am 
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That's looking good Jason, the Critical Racing stem is a nice touch :wink: 8) Is that a Critical seat post clamp too?


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Woo thats a rare bike.
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Will look great Neil when built up. Sweet!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:27 am 
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Mr. Zero wrote:
So how goes the Mantis build Mr K? Just got mine back from powder and polish :D :


That looks like thats going to be cool 8)
So Mr K, whats your answer to that? Lets have a Mantis face off!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:56 pm 
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B3 wrote:
That's looking good Jason, the Critical Racing stem is a nice touch :wink: 8) Is that a Critical seat post clamp too?


Yep, Critical stem and clamp. I had the clamp powdered black to match the headset that will be installed. I'm hoping to have frame and fork back together and new decals applied by the weekend. As Mr K suggested it's long over due, but I'm pretty stoked to see it finally coming together. :D


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 Post subject: Broadside
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:24 pm 
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Hey, I know my place... I dream of being a top 5 BoTM builder! ;-)

Maybe I should start with Trek 930s and pay my dues...

Mr K


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 Post subject: Re: Broadside
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:12 pm 
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I dream of being a top 5 BoTM builder! ;-)

Mr K


Hey I just dream of the day I have time to finish a bike :oops:





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 Post subject: Progress
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:26 pm 
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The Pro Flo inches ever closer to a complete, rideable build. Waiting on an early XTR rear mech, an SPD set, some green skewers and chain ring bolts before we can hit the dirt... :)

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