I've made a couple small changes on the bike and lowered the price to $2700 plus international shipping
Replaced Ringle QRs with M900
Replaced Ringle Seat collar with OG Fat Chance
Replaced Specialized tires with Tioga Psycho Rear and Dart front
Replaced Control Tech stem with a 100mm Salsa moto
Offering for sale a 1992 Fat Chance 10th Anniversary. Frame number 152 of 180 in a M/S size.
Top tube : 21.5" c2c
Seat tube : 14.5" c2c
Frame is in nice shape, with a few chips on the top tube and the stays, cable rub on the head tube and most noticeably the chainsuck on the drive side. No...
It had brazeons for a chain anti-suck plate already. Alse it has a pulley for the front derailleur routing and a nice little curved cable guide for the cable. I've not seen either of these features on any other X, mostly only on the elevated frames. Though this is a very early X, which...
Thanks, I like it.
I had a roller cam on my old one at first and it doesn't feel good. The routing is tight and the lever feel wasn't great. The Toggle Cam solves that issue and results in a much better feeling and performing brake.
The wheelbase is quite short so it's snappy and can get away from you a bit if you don't pay attention. It's stiffer than you'd maybe expect from such thin tubes, and the fork doesn't have a ton of damping, especially with the relatively steep HT and little rake/offset.
The Mantis X or non-elevated Valkyrie as it's known to many is one of my all time favorite vintage mountain bikes. I was lucky to get in one in trade for a Ritchey Annapurna back in 2014 or so, but it was always a touch too small for me. With fewer than 15 of these likely to have ever left...
According to Mike and my accounting of the bikes we think there are approximately 10 after hours / kit bikes, 11 originals mde (9 remaining, 8 accounted for) and then some 4-5 C-46s give or take...
You're missing a category...
Original, officially built, likely in CA
Kit bikes assembled here and there on the side after the move to CO
Rumpfy's belongs in this category
Here's an original one : http://www.secondspincycles.com/2016/07 ... -c-26.html
The seatpost on the proto was custom made for that bike.
The build was standard M730 XT with Bullseye hubs and cranks, Fisher headset, custom FTW stem, and blue Taperlite. Some Other small details but nothing earth shattering.