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 Post subject: Modified Manitou 1
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:56 pm 
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So, I had a set of butchered Manitou 1's that I bought off of Messiah a while ago so I could save them. The lowers were fine but the uppers were only good for the skip. They have been a desk ornament at work for the last few months.
On Saturday I met Hilts who delivered a set of Manitou 4's to me. These happened to have an Englund Total Air conversion.
:idea: Brain starts ticking...
A few modifications later and I now have these...
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A classic set of Manitou 1's with 65mm of 'modern' air sprung lovliness.
How cool is that?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:04 pm 
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That's 8) A good save. I remember when they came out. The best of the 1st generation suspension forks. BITD i stupidly bought Rockshocks :oops: what crap they were.


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 Post subject: Re: Modified Manitou 1
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:11 pm 
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jonnyretro wrote:
A classic set of Manitou 1's with 65mm of 'modern' air sprung lovliness.How cool is that?


you know that I'm going to need to try those out Jonny :D


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 Post subject: Re: Modified Manitou 1
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:28 pm 
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MadCowKev wrote:
jonnyretro wrote:
A classic set of Manitou 1's with 65mm of 'modern' air sprung lovliness.How cool is that?


you know that I'm going to need to try those out Jonny :D


Not before I do!
They need to came apart again for tweaking. They need a spacer to jack them up 10mm as on full travel the crown brushes the tyre :shock: Could be interesting!


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 Post subject: Re: Modified Manitou 1
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:34 pm 
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jonnyretro wrote:
MadCowKev wrote:
jonnyretro wrote:
A classic set of Manitou 1's with 65mm of 'modern' air sprung lovliness.How cool is that?


you know that I'm going to need to try those out Jonny :D


Not before I do!
They need to came apart again for tweaking. They need a spacer to jack them up 10mm as on full travel the crown brushes the tyre :shock: Could be interesting!


I thought i was official test rider for 'Jonnyretro Inc'? :lol:

Will try to get my hands on some Englund cartridges for when you finalise the design though.

Ps - Forks you sent last week are ace! Ride really well!


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Glad to hear they are getting some love :D


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now this i like a lot.


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Glad to hear that my old Manitou 4s have gone to a good home.


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