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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:59 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Hi,
I will at some point be looking for an original Manitou 1 fork for a project bike. I've just been offerered some original Manitou 1's but they need a lot of work - is it worth buying, i.e can these parts be had?

1) The elastomers are missing.
2) The O-ring on outer legs are damaged,
3) Brake Booster missing (currently fitted with incorrect carbon one)

Any help would be appreciated :)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:52 pm 
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Unless they were giving them away, I wouldnt bother as you can pick a half decent set up for IRO £60/70. But yes, you can get bits for them still.

Here is a link for some Manitou's:
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15498


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:04 pm 
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Thanks very much :)
Can the steerer tubes be changed like on some other forks, i.e. I could buy some the 'wrong' size and make them 1 1/4" like I need...??


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:11 pm 
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You should be able to.
I did that with some Pro-Circuit forks, which were identical in every aspect to Manitous, and then just got a metal shim so the steerer tube fitted snugly.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:43 pm 
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steerers are not interchangeable as such , but you can change the crown/steerer , i have a couple of 1 1/4 steerers here

think i have enough elastomer left for one set of mani 1 as well

so only the seals you need , and i think jonnyretro will have some of them soon


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:52 pm 
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SLIM wrote:
steerers are not interchangeable as such , but you can change the crown/steerer , i have a couple of 1 1/4 steerers here


do you mean between sizes, 1 1/8" or 1 1/4"? The steerers are changeable on the split crown original Mani 1's.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:39 pm 
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steerer lengths are changeable on mani 1 (split crown) , but not diameter


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