The Sherpa was the fillet brazed Cro-Moly model from Mantis. Later, Mantis became well known for some of their more non-traditional models such as the Valkyrie and Flying V but they started with this relatively standard model. The Mantis stems used a 3 bolt face plate configuration with the front brake cable routed through the face plate. The fork had been replaced with a suspension fork which we replaced with this chrome Unicrown fork. If anyone has a more correct Mantis fork, give us a shout. Components are relatively standard Shimano Deore XT with Phil Wood hubs.
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After taking pictures of the bike, Richard Cunningham send us a template for the front mudguard. We used the pattern to make one and added it to the bike (pictures below).
|Frame||Cro-Moly fillet brazed|
|Rear Cogs||Suntour 6 speed freewheel|
|Bottom Bracket||Sealed bearing, press fit|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Deore XT|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore XT|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore XT thumb shifters|
|Headset||Shimano 600 "starfish"|
|Brake set||Shimano Deore XT|
|Seat Post||Suntour XC|
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