1989 Mantis Valkyrie

This is one of the earlier (non-elevated stay) Mantis Valkyrie X frames.  The crossing tubes allow for smaller triangles so smaller, lighter tubing can be used.  The frame was painted in a multi-colored fade, taped off with a random looking web design and then shot with black.  The frame is from 1989 but the parts were slowly changed over the years.  Since the parts were upgraded by the original owner, and they match so well, we have left the bike in its "upgraded" state.

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Frame Cro-Moly steel
Fork Mantis
Rear Shock NA
Rims Mavic M231
Hubs Nuke Proof, Salsa QR's
Spokes Stainless Steel, Wheelsmith      Double-Butted, Purple alloy nipples
Tires IRC Mythos XC
Pedals Grafton Speed traps
Crank Grafton Speed Sticks with Specialized Rings
Chain Sedis
Rear Cogs Shimano Dura Ace 7 speed freewheel
Bottom Bracket White Industries with Ti Bolts
Front Derailleur Suntour XC 9000
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Shifters Shimano Deore XT thumb
Handlebars Salsa
Stem Salsa, painted to match
Headset Chris King threaded
Brake set WTB Roller cam Front and Rear
Brake levers Paul Components
Saddle Specialized, WTB designed
Seat Post Syncros
Colors You name it, it's on there
Size 20"
Serial #   PATSX20


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