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    Are the rear triangles on the same gen Pro Floater interchangeable between sizes? I'm hoping/guessing the lower swing arm is, and the upper swing arm is sized shorter/longer to accommodate frame sizes. Or are both bottom/top of the triangle sized to frame size? Hoping to score a replacement rear lower to get my PF up and running.

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    Lower swingarm is indeed interchangable between all ProFloaters
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shayne View Post
    Lower swingarm is indeed interchangable between all ProFloaters
    Really??? The early straight arm gen and curved arm gen are interchangeable? Regardless of frame size too?

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    Can anyone provide any info regarding the rear suspension brace that's on this frame? Or better yet, where I can source one?




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    I dont know about that one, but ive seen a few amp rear ends with a similar brace that was from TWP....I'd like one of those too as I have the same setup.
    Please post any info here for all to enjoy if you find something, I'll also keep looking now that i'm thinking about it.

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    TWP made them for the Mantis also. They are different from the AMP ones as the tubing is not the same size. I don't think the one in the photos above is a TWP though.
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    Amp braces don't fit the Mantis, I've tried. I have a Mongoose Amplifier (B2) and a Rocky Mountain the Edge (B3), with both an Amp branded brace and TWP brace. Not sure if the tubing is different diameter, but the spread and tube angle are different for sure.

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    I've bought some month ago a brace like this one on Ebay (not TWP). Let me check in a few days. The only things that I could say is that still remains some space in between the tubing and the internal part of the brace, i really don't understand if the brace works only squeezing the tubing by the two external cups...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockiMtn View Post
    Amp braces don't fit the Mantis, I've tried. I have a Mongoose Amplifier (B2) and a Rocky Mountain the Edge (B3), with both an Amp branded brace and TWP brace. Not sure if the tubing is different diameter, but the spread and tube angle are different for sure.
    Found the brand MC Components!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_V View Post
    I've bought some month ago a brace like this one on Ebay (not TWP). Let me check in a few days. The only things that I could say is that still remains some space in between the tubing and the internal part of the brace, i really don't understand if the brace works only squeezing the tubing by the two external cups...
    ya, I question the design also. Although it prob does some of what its intended to do, It seems that in order for it to work properly, it would need to be clamped so tight that you potentially can collapse the tube...with no positive stop to the clamp, its all about torque settings and then, is it tight enough to work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_V View Post
    Found the brand MC Components!
    can you share some pics? would be nice to see what i'd be on the hunt for.

    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockiMtn View Post
    can you share some pics? would be nice to see what i'd be on the hunt for.

    thanks!
    That's for sure. The bike is not completed yet, and you may have some patience because the bike is not in my flat...
    By the photo I will try to show the air gap between the tubes and the internal part of the arch.

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    Great thread guys I too raced for Mantis Nothing but love for Richard and Eddy Rea and the Manti family! Namaste, Demon D

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockiMtn View Post
    Amp braces don't fit the Mantis, I've tried. I have a Mongoose Amplifier (B2) and a Rocky Mountain the Edge (B3), with both an Amp branded brace and TWP brace. Not sure if the tubing is different diameter, but the spread and tube angle are different for sure.
    Have you ever ridden the bike without the braces?
    How well do they perform...or feel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by syklystt View Post
    Have you ever ridden the bike without the braces?
    How well do they perform...or feel.
    Thanks.
    I owned a later model Pro Flo with the "stiffer" aluminum rear end. Overall the suspension is very flush and comfortable. However without the brace the rear end flex is very noticeable - in hard turns the rear end is pretty independent of the front. I installed a brake booster to help with flex and it did help some. I thought that the bike rode well, but the flexing gave the ride an odd feeling.
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    MC Component Rear Brace

    Here we go. Some shot of the MC rear brace and its huge clearences with the tubes
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    thanks for all the pics....the design is such that you cant be an ape and crush the tube at least. I think I wouldve went for a tangent/wedge design like on a ringle stem. It would be great if the designer himself chimed in on the usefulness of this product and maybe the thoughts on clamping something onto a tube that wasnt meant to be clamped onto...if only that person was accessable????

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    If the goal was to prevent the stays from pushing out under braking forces, then there wouldn't necessarily have to be contact at the inside.
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    Although I can see where this device would help with brake strength, I believe it was intended to stop flex while riding, not under braking loads....I am just guessing here, but that would be my intention on designing such apparatus...a little lesss wag in the tail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syklystt View Post
    Have you ever ridden the bike without the braces?
    How well do they perform...or feel.
    Thanks.
    Haven't completed building the bike up yet. So I can't tell you. Still sorting out rebuilding the main shock, as well as sourcing an appropriate front fork.

    I have a Mongoose Amplifier so I'm guessing it may perhaps ride about the same. I'm a light rider I can probably get away with riding without the brace, but would love to add on to the Mantis, as I have done with the Amplifier

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_V View Post
    Here we go. Some shot of the MC rear brace and its huge clearences with the tubes
    Thanks for the pics. Now I have something to go on in my hunt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by muddybuddy View Post
    If the goal was to prevent the stays from pushing out under braking forces, then there wouldn't necessarily have to be contact at the inside.
    Probably you are right, that makes a sense!

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    I can see that that thing is for braking, the AMP one I saw was a much different design.
    So, does it help the braking alot?

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    I would think a brake booster would do a better job plus be easier to procure.
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    I can see that that thing is for braking, the AMP one I saw was a much different design.
    So, does it help the braking alot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    I would think a brake booster would do a better job plus be easier to procure.
    I Agree, thats why I was questioning its intent originally.

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    No one seems to have posted this one yet, so I have scanned it for you guys to see, it's on A3 which sadly doesn't fit my A4 scanner too well, so it's in 6 pictures. The postmark says November 1993 and shows the XCR with the aluminium rear end.

    Here you go












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    ^^^^ I remember this, so cool thanks for posting it.....Cheers
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    I've one of these XCR full alu. The number is XA182... I hope in a couple of week to post some pictures of the complete build... I've noticed some difference from the scan, ie the rear dropouts in my frame are not machined, but completely flat as per Flying V model...

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    Time to wake up this old thread...

    1983 Fillet brazed Mantis XCR. Needs a few parts switched out, but it's in amazing condition. Fork S/N matches the frame S/N just like the 20" I have. Very neat bike!








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    I had that same brochure, drooling over it and a manitou one for months until finally ordering a profloater with tons of goodies, got a t-shirt too. Ahhhh the bad old days, broken frames, broken cranks, broken rims, and skinny tires. How things have changed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SMRTIN View Post
    Time to wake up this old thread...

    1983 Fillet brazed Mantis XCR. Needs a few parts switched out, but it's in amazing condition. Fork S/N matches the frame S/N just like the 20" I have. Very neat bike!
    Damn, that's an oldie!
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    Here is one more to get this kickstarted... glam and trail shots




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    Man those are beautiful - especially the E-stay version.
    Jeff at FirstFlight has one that I'd love to own.
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    love the postage...so Richard, (but could have been Eddie as well)
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    Steep angles or is it the pic?
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    72 / 72 degrees

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    Must ride nice.
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    Not sure yet. Just got it and haven't had a chance to dial it all in. Plan to bring it to KV this year.

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    The green bug

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    Rock guitar

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    Ridiculously delicious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    Ridiculously delicious.
    It's the IRD/Bullseye parts package with Porcs.

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    I need to get going on my EC Valkyrie. Got the fork and FBd stem, so all ready to get it started.

    Here's a Flying V in the meantime

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    Train keept a rollin' all night long

    Sorry for the crappy pictures...
    Suspension era: it seems that the geometry of the Valkyrie suspension and the PF I doesn't differ too much
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    Mantis XCR full alu

    On the full alu XCR the chain is not yet in place and is also missing the XCR logo in the top tube, but almost finished...
    It's strange but actually the blue XCR must be a '94 frame, instead the green one according the brochure has to be a '93 frame
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    I have some XCR decals for the composite frames if you want a pair

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMRTIN View Post
    I have some XCR decals for the composite frames if you want a pair
    Thank you Martin, I will send you an email!

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    Blue One

    Adopted an old classic MTB yesterday. It will be completely re-built for sale at Boise Bicycle Project:

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    I just picked this bike up on Craigslist. I'm pretty sure it's an early 90's Mantis Flying V. I have been letting my 13yr old son ride it around the neighborhood. It's been painted what I would call a dark plum. Full XTR M900? Nuke Proof carbon hubs. I think it has a Manitou M1 MCR fork with Titanium tubes. I love this bike! It rides great and my son is having a blast.

    My question for all things Mantis is this. Is it valuable...I mean should it be babied and kept safe? I know these sell for quite a bit on eBay and I didn't pay much at all for it. I have read that these are rare and valuable bikes. I just don't want to let something that rare be ridden and possibly wrecked. I'll try and post a pic from the craigslist post.

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    90's Mantis Flying V 1992?

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    Cool black accents on that Answer Manitou. Lower that stem before it kills someone!


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    mantis replacement parts

    Unbelievable amount of work to make all these parts.The Sherpa stem internal guide is a real pain in the ARS. I had a pair of original fork plates to copy that RC gave me at some point in my stay at his shop. Got some 4130 plate and proceed to copy the pattern. These Mantis plates are hand made and not symmetrical as I found out but never noticed till I measured the plates. I made them symmetrical as it was easier to build the form fixture for the press. Also I believe he may have used A36 for material as the original plates are not very smooth and bend easily compared to my 4130 ones. When you start making these things old school way with files and grinders you will appreciate the labor of love that went into all things Mantis. Every part of a Sherpa stem was custom made by hand except the bolts. No wonder why it took so long to get ours.
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    Cool stuff KB!

    On those Sherpa stems, why was the handlebar clamp fillet brazed and the quill attachment welded? Was it because the really long tangent relies so heavily on the internal fillet for strength?

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    Great work.



    So, when will you start taking orders?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Cool stuff KB!

    On those Sherpa stems, why was the handlebar clamp fillet brazed and the quill attachment welded? Was it because the really long tangent relies so heavily on the internal fillet for strength?
    Sherpa stems had the 3 bolt triangle head with welded steel quill cap. The head is 1/2" steel and 5/8" AL cap. Brutal on my knee caps!

    The other stem is from an XCR and they were brazed at the head and tig welded at the quill with a single bolt clamp.

    I am not sure why the head of the XCR was brazed. Maybe for looks as that is what you see the most or maybe because of warping issues on thin tube clamp. Both XCR and Sherpa were brazed frames. My Overland was TIG welded except for drops and braze-ons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefmiguel View Post
    Great work.



    So, when will you start taking orders?
    THX
    I am a job shop and will build just about anything.
    These are copies and NOT Mantis parts. They may be the closest thing you can get as RC isn't making them and I don't believe Mark is either. RC knows that I am making these for a client and he is sending me a frame to repair. I may have the only pair of fork crowns known so it was logical that I make some copies before using them.

    There are some things you all should know or already know. When I lived on my bike and soon after I settled down in SB I worked at RC's shop, more as an intern, in turn he let me stay in his shop while I used his shop to make frame jigs for myself so I could make bikes too. I knew very little and he, his dad and Mark taught me tons. My role there was to do grunt work, make canti mounts, set up fixtures ect. I never made or welded anything for him outside of those mount assemblies. Later at my shop in SB I made various lathe parts for Mantis. I painted a couple of frames too but I am not sure if they were for Mantis or just customers with Manti.

    I AM NOTHING CLOSE THE WELDER RICHARD WAS! He was my mentor not the other way around. I aspire to be as good as he was and the bar he set was VERY HIGH! The more you build the better you get and he certainly made way more bikes that I did.
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    The more I look at his work the more I realize how handmade these are even though so many were made. No two are alike. How cool is that! I have a fork that has two different canti mounts on it. Who knows. Was it a repair or just ran out of a matched pair of mounts and had to get it out to paint. Some stem heads are at different angles for some reason. Maybe planed or just how it ended up being hand made and by the time you close the gaps in the miters by hand it is what it is. Aligning the tube guide is a real pain being it is so close to the top of the extension tube. This might have something to do with the head angle too. Good enough. I have seen forks with 7 gauge plates and others with 8 gauge or 3/16". The blades vary allot too, that is why the slot in the bottom plate sides. Most were road blades at 1 mm thick with Continental Oval and thin wall small end. I had RC use some Reynolds Tandem blades on my Sherpa after the first fork failed. I was able to find the correct taper and oval after ordering every pair of blades I could find and compare them as there are no specs that really mater as far as looks go. Remember these bikes are pretty old and not much of anything on them is available anymore. The raker I have is not the one RC used. It is very close but his is a little more on the classic road side and bends about 10mm closer to the drops. I am at the limit of my bending fixture and to move the drop out 10 more mm would be a couple of more hours of work in modifying my fixture and the radius is not exact anyway. I already spent a full day getting it this close. Another $400 and I might get an exact radius or maybe not.
    Even simple things like dropouts, stem bolts and wedges are very hard to find and pricy. I had to buy two sets of bolts and wedges just to get the right combo of wedge and bolt length. I was not able to locate Shimano front drops at all! The Campy ones are off the chart but available. Sherpa wedges are hand made and use SAE bolts. Stem caps are all custom made as is the bar clamp binder and cable stops. Nothing is off the shelf! Even the angle of the Sherpa wedge is different than wedges you can buy. I did not copy that feature so you can use a mass produced cast machined wedge if you like with a Metric bolt. I can however but I just didn't want to make another fixture or just wing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MotobecaneXCfan View Post
    I just picked this bike up on Craigslist. I'm pretty sure it's an early 90's Mantis Flying V. I have been letting my 13yr old son ride it around the neighborhood. It's been painted what I would call a dark plum. Full XTR M900? Nuke Proof carbon hubs. I think it has a Manitou M1 MCR fork with Titanium tubes. I love this bike! It rides great and my son is having a blast.

    My question for all things Mantis is this. Is it valuable...I mean should it be babied and kept safe? I know these sell for quite a bit on eBay and I didn't pay much at all for it. I have read that these are rare and valuable bikes. I just don't want to let something that rare be ridden and possibly wrecked. I'll try and post a pic from the craigslist post.
    Ride it. They're not super common, but they're not that rare either. Yes it has some value, but you're not sitting on $5k (probably closer to $1500).

    You said yourself, the bike rides great and your son is having a blast....can't put a price tag on that. Settle the stem into place so no one gets hurt and continue to ride it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by geckocycles View Post
    Unbelievable amount of work to make all these parts.The Sherpa stem internal guide is a real pain in the ARS. I had a pair of original fork plates to copy that RC gave me at some point in my stay at his shop. Got some 4130 plate and proceed to copy the pattern. These Mantis plates are hand made and not symmetrical as I found out but never noticed till I measured the plates. I made them symmetrical as it was easier to build the form fixture for the press. Also I believe he may have used A36 for material as the original plates are not very smooth and bend easily compared to my 4130 ones. When you start making these things old school way with files and grinders you will appreciate the labor of love that went into all things Mantis. Every part of a Sherpa stem was custom made by hand except the bolts. No wonder why it took so long to get ours.

    Super awesome! We're all lucky you're willing and able to do the work. Helps us all honor these amazing bikes and keep them running!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Super awesome! We're all lucky you're willing and able to do the work. Helps us all honor these amazing bikes and keep them running!
    It was a great pleasure getting this job. Gives me a new insight on Mantis not that I needed much more. LOL
    Got the last of the SS tube in and finished up the order. Copying other peoples work involves some scraped pieces though as they just didn't make the cut. I should have a better handle on it the next time as I made some fixtures and jigs to make future ones much easier. One stem quill ended up 1/2" shorter trying to change the angle (Sherpa wedge angle is different than wedges you can buy that are on the XCR stems) and the wiggle tube on one Sherpa should of been 1/8" longer out the bottom. I'm not perfect. I hope it sells. These are minor details but non the less details.
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    S/n

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    Hi Guys,
    Im chasing two of the cable bosses that screw into the Flying vee frames near the head tube, any body here able to help? and does any body have the paint code for the bright green colour as mine has been sprayed a horrible white.
    Cheers from Australia

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    I thought I had some old Campy cable stops but I can't find them. They were brazed onto W/B bolts and had a delrin washer under them. They were chromed which I don't have a source for anymore. I made a bunch of them at his shop. If I find any I'll let you know but won't be able to chrome them.

    Setup to make a few bars 26" long, 24" and 21" ones.
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    Got a few extras in various bends and lengths. Alcoa AL 7/8"x.120" wall.
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    All things Mantis...-img_0557.jpgAll things Mantis...-img_0559.jpgAll things Mantis...-img_0560.jpg

    Hey Ken Beach, I was wondering if you could tell me if this stem.bar is your work. Thanks. And the work you're doing on the Mantis parts looks incredible!

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    Hey Matt, good to see you posting again. Will be a couple of weeks but will call you when we go back out to 6 mile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefmiguel View Post
    Hey Matt, good to see you posting again. Will be a couple of weeks but will call you when we go back out to 6 mile.
    Looking forward to it. I'm getting to old to be riding alone all of the time

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    Hey Ken Beach, I was wondering if you could tell me if this stem.bar is your work. Thanks. And the work you're doing on the Mantis parts looks incredible![/QUOTE]

    I made no tig welded stems. It looks more like a Landshark but not sure he tig welded any either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geckocycles View Post
    Hey Ken Beach, I was wondering if you could tell me if this stem.bar is your work. Thanks. And the work you're doing on the Mantis parts looks incredible!
    I made no tig welded stems. It looks more like a Landshark but not sure he tig welded any either.[/QUOTE]

    Ok, Thanks for checking it out. The search continues...

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    Great thread ... I have a Post-Cunningham Flying V coming.

    Serial number is 95VRC### ... can I assume its a 1995? I get the Cunningham era S#s but not the post.

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    I ran into RC at Interbike, and he told me about how we first met. I had forgotten the incident, but it rings true.

    After the 1980 Central Coast Clunker Classic, Victor Vincente of America couldn't wait to get out of of that uncomfortable bicycle clothing, so he could party naked at the state park. I remember telling him that if God wanted us to walk around naked, we would have been born that way. Mildly funny, but that was not what RC remembered.

    Apparently I told RC that the world needs people like Victor.

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    But not too many.

    He says he has been using that line ever since. I saw that on Pinkbike he even used it about ME! (Scroll to bottom of page.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    I ran into RC at Interbike, and he told me about how we first met. I had forgotten the incident, but it rings true.

    After the 1980 Central Coast Clunker Classic, Victor Vincente of America couldn't wait to get out of of that uncomfortable bicycle clothing, so he could party naked at the state park. I remember telling him that if God wanted us to walk around naked, we would have been born that way. Mildly funny, but that was not what RC remembered.

    Apparently I told RC that the world needs people like Victor.

    [Pause]

    But not too many.

    He says he has been using that line ever since. I saw that on Pinkbike he even used it about ME! (Scroll to bottom of page.)
    Does this has anything to do w/ Mantis Bicycles?

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    RC=Richard Cunningham...so...um yes.
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    Does this has anything to do w/ Mantis Bicycles?
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    Are there any geo charts out there for the 90's X frames? My Google-fu aint working this morning.
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    Pretty standard for the day.
    ~17" chainstays, parallel 72* angles, 22.5" tt on a 17" frame.
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    Found NOS Manti strap and what looks to be my first attempt to make a copy. I'm sure my other ones didn't look this bad or I would not of made any at all. LOL

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    My ex got my 1956 Husky Viking Model21 industrial machine in the divorce somehow. She recently traded it back to me for some swag because it didn't work right I later found out. Got it working, just needed a little rheostat repair which was not easy to find. Still in great shape.

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