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Fillet-brazed said:
Is that what Mantis called them??

http://www.craigslist.org/sfc/bik/39747500.html

I thought it was a repainted Mantis until I saw the kickstand mount!
I noticed that bike too. It's an interesting looking frame, but based on the low-end components I'd guess it was not much of a bike in it's day.
 

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Fillet-brazed said:
Is that what Mantis called them??

http://www.craigslist.org/sfc/bik/39747500.html

I thought it was a repainted Mantis until I saw the kickstand mount!
Yeah, that does look quite similar to a Mantis X-frame/Valkyrie. The tubes for the chainstays and seatstays are too large as well. I wonder if R. Cunningham had a hand in that design...kinda like how Gary Fischer did Cinelli's bikes.
 

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Do you still have your Alenax MTB ? You could add this to your weird bike collection. :rolleyes:
 

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I think I'll buy it, repaint it, and resell it on eBay as a Mantis...I know you guys like people that do that! :rolleyes:
 

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Those where fairly common in Sweden. There where higher end models of it I think. Its a heavy bike and ugly bike.
 

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kb11 said:
Do you still have your Alenax MTB ? You could add this to your weird bike collection. :rolleyes:
I finally sold it (just last week). I sold it for what I paid for it, so I was happy enough.

I think I'm going to stick to buiing bikes that I actually ride. ;)
 

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Rumpfy said:
Shimano 100GS
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I think I'll buy it, repaint it, and resell it on eBay as a Mantis...I know you guys like people that do that! :rolleyes:
that would be cool: a crook moderator.. you could then go on and become a politician, run for office.
 

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colker1 said:
that would be cool: a crook moderator.. you could then go on and become a politician, run for office.
I'd vote for anybody who rides a Slingshot !
 

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kb11 said:
I'd vote for anybody who rides a Slingshot !
I can hear his speach now: "I am not a crook!"

No wait... that one has already been used.
 

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I've used one in '90.
There where different models and the top was with columbus nivacrom tubing and full deore xt group set, rigid fork.
It was called RAGNO that in Italian means spider.
Nice project but a little bit heavy in comparison as classic prestige tubing bikes.
I have and adv somewhere of the top one.
Bye
 
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