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I have had this baby in my stable for a long while. I remember it took Richard about a year and a half to get it to me. But it sure did ride great, a little flexy side to side for my big butt but it handles great.
 

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jfkbike2 said:
I have had this baby in my stable for a long while. I remember it took Richard about a year and a half to get it to me. But it sure did ride great, a little flexy side to side for my big butt but it handles great.
right on! sweet ride. thanks for sending us a photo. :)
 

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Another picture

Check out how you had to run the rear brake cable. It went around the post and back to itself that you tied with wire and soldered. Worked but not very user friendly...
 

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jfkbike2 said:
I have had this baby in my stable for a long while. I remember it took Richard about a year and a half to get it to me. But it sure did ride great, a little flexy side to side for my big butt but it handles great.
very cool, much more so than your monolith.

Thanks for shareing
 

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I agree, but both have a fond place in my heart. I wish I still had my first real MTB which was a Fat Chance Kicker back in about '83 I think.
 

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Really don't ride it anymore. I used to have a pair of Nike's that I really liked, one of their early MTB shoes but can't think of the name.
 

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jfkbike2 said:
I have had this baby in my stable for a long while. I remember it took Richard about a year and a half to get it to me. But it sure did ride great, a little flexy side to side for my big butt but it handles great.
That bike is nothing short of gorgeous.

This wasn't yours was it?
 

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uhh..

that original one is rad,

nice brake work for the rear roller cam, a toggle cam might ease the cable routing i you turned it upside down and put the roller on the reverse side.

that thing is sweet.

hey pete,

those anodized WTB speedmasters are super cool! but, since i'm the spring police like FB likes to call me, the springs are on backwards.

rad stuff

all for now
nate
 

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i wanted a mantis since i first saw a pic. wonder if any custom builders would build you one nowadays?
 

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i wanted a mantis since i first saw a pic. wonder if any custom builders would build you one nowadays?
I thought about this too. Curtlo would have been the builder. Doug does first-rate work, and though he'll let you know he can make a diamond frame ride like anything you want, and he's right, he'll still entertain the dream bike notions of a hopeless romantic. Plus, he's probably the most bang for the buck going. The hard part may be finding one to send in as a pattern. I didn't get as far as doing a drawing, or I'd send it your way.
 

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that original one is rad,

hey pete,

those anodized WTB speedmasters are super cool! but, since i'm the spring police like FB likes to call me, the springs are on backwards.

rad stuff
Oh yeah, look at that. I've got a get out of jail free card, as this isn't actually mine. It's in the vintage mtb "family" though. But yeah, coil springs should wind in when loaded, & unwind as they release. Good eye! :)
 

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Wade at Vulture built me one a few years ago. It was pretty sweet. I wish I had pics but unfortunately I don't. the twin top tubes were square and it had a Phil Wood oval downtube. It was the second bike that he had built and was built on IRD's old jig back in the day before he lived in Bend. Give him a call, I would bet he would be willing to build another.
 
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