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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 4:27 am 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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I saw this on my local auction site...

I was wondering a) Is it possible to weld a rear triangle onto a Manitou frameset that had been designed for rear suspension without compromising it's integrity?

b) Should I risk buying it?

Cheers

Rich

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Sports/Cycling/Mountain-bikes/auction-55038298.htm


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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 8:47 am 
BoTM Winner
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question is , WHY would he do it in the first place ????

and given their rep for breaking up ( cap`n )

bit unwise to be adding bits to where there shouldn`t be bits

if they crack where they were originally welded with new tubes , how will the tubes react to being welded at 12 years old

just a thought


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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 9:39 am 
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Yeah thats wierd....


Wouldnt bother myself.


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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 8:55 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Agreed....it's be interesting to see what it goes for!

Cheers

Rich


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