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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:16 pm 
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It was starting to seem like I was crashing Mr K's Pro Floater thread, so here's the official thread for what I hope to be a short-term rebuild of my 1995 Mantis Pro Floater. I intend to start getting it together in the next week or so, but for now here are a few before and after pics of the frame restoration thus far.

Not sure when this pic was taken, but here's a shot of the bike complete that I found on the Mantis registry:

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By the time I grabbed it off of eBay (and out from under B3 :twisted: ) it was looking pretty tattered:

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...and here it is just back from professional polishing and a fresh powder coat with matching RS Judy lowers:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:08 pm 
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Mr. Zero wrote:

By the time I grabbed it off of eBay (and out from under B3 :twisted: ) it was looking pretty tattered:



$3 dagnamit!!!!! :evil:

Still, it's in the perfect colour match for my Flying V :D ......if you ever wish to pass it on :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:30 pm 
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Ooh la la!!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:40 pm 
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Yes, it seems Jason & myself have a simliar taste in bikes, it's just a shame we need the same size frames, now if he was a giant like MrK.................

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:04 pm 
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Polished silver and green its a dead lovely combo 8) . Going to watch this beauty standing on its own legs... I mean wheels :wink: .


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:17 pm 
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Hey, i've just noticed it's got a piggyback Noleen shock! Now that's cool. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:02 am 
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B3 wrote:
$3 dagnamit!!!!! :evil:


It's not really as bad as that. You don't know how high my snipe actually was :wink: .


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:02 pm 
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Awesome dude. Cant wait to see the final product


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:40 am 
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wow, i'm "green" with envy! looking forward to updates on your progress!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:55 am 
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Well, so much for "short-term". The frame and parts are sitting on my kitchen table in pretty much the same state of (dis)assembly as pictured above and next week I'm off to Japan for a month :roll: . I'll do my best to get it together upon my return in November and post some pics then.


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