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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:09 pm 
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Dear All,

I've entered the world of retro building with a '95 Team Ti and need some guidance.

I've been able to secure a number of original spec or age appropriate parts, including what I think are Manitou 2 forks. Please see links below as I'd like an opinion on whether they are indeed Manitou 2's?

http://flickr.com/gp/gezgrundy/3N360w
http://flickr.com/gp/gezgrundy/0G3030

I have a few questions:

1) Are they indeed Manitou 2's, if not what?
2) They have a 1 1/4 steerer, I can easily swap the crown/steerer assembly for 1 1/8 but how easy is it to get hold of a 1 1/8 crown/steerer assembly?
3) They need renovation, again straight forward and the parts are accessible but is it worth it given that I also need a new steerer etc. Should I just buy an appropriate alternative and if so what?
4) I also really want the original spec White Industries crankset, how easy is it to come by these? Am I looking for hen's teeth?
5) Same question for the Bontrager/Titec seat post, can I get hold of one as I've never seen one?

Hope someone will be able to help.

Gez


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:29 pm 
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Those do appear to be Manitou 2's however the 95 would likely have had a Manitou 4 (it was reviewed with in M4 in MBUK BITD) it's what i had for my one when i procrastinated about suspension or some Rockstars rigid forks.


With Manitou4's
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Later wiht Rockstars and after having found the correct seatpin.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:45 am 
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Thanks Taffy, may consider Rockstar in that case as my off-road use will be minimal.

Lovely bike btw.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:17 am 
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Sadly gone (in a fit of poverty :( ) thats not to say Manitou 2's cant be fitted but 4's would be the right ones.

I offroaded with mine rigid no problems :)

As for the parts - luckily the WI cranks and front hub were fitted to a fair few other Marins in the 95 range along with the Cantilever brakes so it wont be a needle in a haystack to find them.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:01 am 
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...didn't the Team Titanium come with genuine White Industries cranks, as opposed to the 'White Industries' branded Sugino items?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:02 am 
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nope sugino compact copies
genuine front hub - but not the tracker.


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