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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:14 am 
Dirt Disciple

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I have two Manitou FS cracked frame on head tube...
Thinking to fit a ring of CNC aluminium and some epoxy resin...
I would like to know your happy or painful experiences before doing anything ...Just want to give them a second life.
Thank you for your help, I take all your ideas.

Have another FS frame with no crack, NOS work in progress...
(add pict of my two others bikes, S'Bike and Manitou FS)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:28 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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danson67 is your man

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=378869&hilit=manitou

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:17 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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legrandefromage wrote:



Jesus, I thought that was mine.... but my crack was in a slightly different place, thankfully it too was save by Dan the Man Chambers.

I now have a sign in the man cave "On a quiet night you can hear a Manitou crack" :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:13 pm 
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That sounds promising. What does Dan charge for his awesome repair work?
As I also have a Manitou 4 FS with a cracked head tube

Thanks
Jeroen


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:34 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Loungekabouter wrote:
That sounds promising. What does Dan charge for his awesome repair work?
As I also have a Manitou 4 FS with a cracked head tube

Thanks
Jeroen


Probably best if you just message danson67, as I imagine every repair is slightly different.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:13 am 
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Yowzers thats a good job, mine took a while but developed 2 HT cracks...but it had cracks in the rear upper CNC yoke since like 1996...

as an alternative was going to say (if he made them) a Chris King head tube thingo (ARC/Manitou andything easton ProGram, same HT issues):
http://www.cycleexif.com/chris-kings-yeti-a-r-c


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:53 pm 
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Here's my Manitou 2
Cracked at the head-tube and welded. She keeps up very well.

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(except for the air in the tires ;-) )


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:42 am 
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Loungekabouter wrote:
(except for the air in the tires ;-) )


Yeah but thats and easy fix :D


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:05 am 
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Nice disco!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:12 am 
Dirt Disciple

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It's hard to see the work of welding ...
I would like to know if we can find the polish of aluminum after ...


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