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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...
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    Tomorrow I will be able to do a complete inspection, hopefully, no surprises

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    Nice! Hopefully there's no frame damage. If it's in good shape, a coat of paint will bring that back to life.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    Gotta love gem finds!
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    Wanted: NDS Suntour XC Pro Microdrive 175mm Crank Arm.

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    Any idea WIW?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rudymexico View Post
    Any idea WIW?

    Thread Fail....and it had so much potential.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rudymexico View Post
    Any idea WIW?
    you people are unbelievable. i'm taking up stamp collecting. f.o.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rudymexico View Post
    Any idea WIW?
    Depends on what your plans are for it.
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    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?

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    laying there like that on the pile, its not worth much to him

    2 powerbar wrappers and offer to empty all the garbage cans
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    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 ..'special people" need "special" threads. Gotta keep the inmates in line ya know.

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    Thanks da'HOOV I got it now...

    Monday will see the shop owner, hope I get lucky.

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    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.
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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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
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    So much Awesome there in corrosion
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    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    Any rust issues with that one Sully?
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    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?

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    I betcha some fixihipster would drop coin for that.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    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?

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    Finally @ home...
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    The rear end looks to be in nice condition. Hopefully the front is problem free and you're all set!
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    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 :-) )
    Looking for:
    • Bontrager Comp crown, 1" threaded
    • Syncros Revolution, drive side 172.5

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    frame is very nice, i like that frame
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    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....

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    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.

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