• 01-13-2012
    rudymexico
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    Look what I found... (Mantis XCR EC)
    Sorry for the crappy pics.

    Mantis XCR EC

    Frame found at an old bike shop in a pile of bikes...
  • 01-13-2012
    rudymexico
    Tomorrow I will be able to do a complete inspection, hopefully, no surprises
  • 01-13-2012
    laffeaux
    Nice! Hopefully there's no frame damage. If it's in good shape, a coat of paint will bring that back to life. :)
  • 01-13-2012
    Rumpfy
    Gotta love gem finds!
  • 01-14-2012
    rudymexico
    Any idea WIW?
  • 01-14-2012
    eastcoaststeve
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rudymexico View Post
    Any idea WIW?


    Thread Fail....and it had so much potential.....:nono:
  • 01-14-2012
    hairstream
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rudymexico View Post
    Any idea WIW?

    you people are unbelievable. i'm taking up stamp collecting. f.o.
  • 01-14-2012
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rudymexico View Post
    Any idea WIW?

    Depends on what your plans are for it.
  • 01-14-2012
    rudymexico
    Bike shop owner has not set the price yet... that was my Question...
    to collect all the right parts, but it is hard to source the parts down south...
    There are not many parts laying aroung from that era, 1 inch threaded HeadSet and have read that it need a "special" crankset or spindle, something like that?
  • 01-14-2012
    hollister
    laying there like that on the pile, its not worth much to him

    2 powerbar wrappers and offer to empty all the garbage cans
  • 01-14-2012
    da'HOOV
    more importantly, whats it worth to you? make him an offer and see what happens.

    The guys are on you here because you asked what it's worth, they have a "special" thread for that :rolleyes:..'special people" need "special" threads. Gotta keep the inmates in line ya know.:D
  • 01-14-2012
    rudymexico
    Thanks da'HOOV I got it now...

    Monday will see the shop owner, hope I get lucky.
  • 01-15-2012
    colker1
    Looks like a 19in. Maybe a 21 in. NO big deal, finding components for it. I can't see brake bosses but i don't think they had rollercams. BB is not that hard to find parts and deal w/it. Fork is the missing link really but a RS MAG 21 would fit nicely.
  • 01-15-2012
    ssulljm
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    Topic Wander, Look What I found Too
    Classic SM Co Coastal Rust...

    No PM's please, I'm a real bstrd w my private stash....(TIC) sorta
  • 01-15-2012
    banks
    So much Awesome there in corrosion :thumbsup:
  • 01-15-2012
    Rumpfy
    Any rust issues with that one Sully?
  • 01-15-2012
    ssulljm
    Rattlecan,WD-40, Some Bondo...some more Rattlecan..
    Good as New,
    It says Schwinn approved on the down tube sticker....Need I say More?


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Any rust issues with that one Sully?

  • 01-15-2012
    jeff
    I betcha some fixihipster would drop coin for that.
  • 01-21-2012
    rudymexico
    Back on topic for the Mantis.

    Finally, she is at home.

    Soory no camera today for pics...raining anyway...but I believe I gor SN

    XC 21828

    Any idea what year of manufacture?
  • 01-26-2012
    rudymexico
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    Finally @ home...
  • 01-26-2012
    laffeaux
    The rear end looks to be in nice condition. Hopefully the front is problem free and you're all set!
  • 01-26-2012
    pinguwin
    Outwardly, it doesn't look too bad at all. Be sure to post pictures of your progress on the build (but don't ask WIW :-) )
  • 01-27-2012
    dr_balfa
    frame is very nice, i like that frame
  • 01-30-2012
    stratege-0815
    Very very nice - I like the paint job. There are not so much piles of frames where you could find something like this in german shops....
  • 01-30-2012
    gsoroos
    That's a nice frame. According to this source Mantis Bicycles you can read the serial # to be: model (XC) size (21) and production number (828) which I'm guessing would be around 1993/94. I don't think you'll find much problem finding parts for it, other then possibly BB spindles. The BB bearings are press fit, and readily available.
  • 01-30-2012
    Rumpfy
    Looks like a solid foundation. Rebuild should be fun to see. :)
  • 01-30-2012
    muddybuddy
    Any signature or markings to indicate who did the paint? It looks pretty involved.
  • 01-31-2012
    rudymexico
    Nothing on the paint job, I cannot see any signature or markings...NADA
  • 01-31-2012
    rockcrusher
    Go back and look for the fork. It will probably be chrome to match the rear end and it will be straight leg, tange dropouts and threaded steerer. Might have fender mounts on the rear of the dropouts as well.

    Crazy paint job on that sucker. Brake levers and calipers are the right ones too!
  • 02-01-2012
    rudymexico
    The original fork is nowhere to be found...

    The shop guys told me that it had a Rock Shox, but they dump it.

    It does not have the brake levers, only cantis on the back.

    I'll go back to the shop to look for the rest of the parts...
  • 02-01-2012
    rudymexico
    It has a sticker reading Elemental Jimmy's on the top tube, but I do not believe is related to the paint (?)
  • 02-28-2012
    rudymexico
    How to remove the BB?

    can I go to a Machining shop and do it or need special something?
  • 02-28-2012
    Shayne
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rudymexico View Post
    How to remove the BB?

    can I go to a Machining shop and do it or need special something?

    You'll need to remove a circlip on each side where you can see the bearings. Then just give the spindle a few good whacks with a hammer. The spindle and 1 bearing should pop out. Then use a dowel or something similar inserted through the BB shell to knock out the other bearing.
  • 02-28-2012
    girlonbike
    Don't go to a machining shop.
  • 04-01-2012
    lowmassmetals
    Let me know if you decide to sell or trade it, I've been looking for an EC mantis for a while now...
  • 04-03-2012
    rudymexico
    Maybe...
  • 04-09-2012
    doc Zox
  • 07-19-2012
    rudymexico
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    Parkpre Team 925 / MB 4 / forks
    Looking for parts in town...
  • 02-04-2013
    vertles
    mine from new ... recently "updated"
    Frame (XEC191022) bought new when I lived in Canada - upgraded locally (Gripsports in Melbourne) 3 years ago:
    frame repainted
    rear triangle rechromed & disc brake mount added
    cable guides rerouted (got rid of that pesky front derailleur pulley)
    original Yeti fork repainted, disc brake mount added
    bottom bracket thread glued in to accept "modern" cranks
    new decals based on original designs

    Still rides like a dream! (pic available on request:vertles52 @ bigpond.com)