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 Post subject: Manitou 1 Confusion
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:44 am 
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So, I've wondered for a while now, why do we call these manitou 1's :arrow:

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when a lot the manitou forks in the early mags look like these ones with the longer dropouts :?: :arrow:

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were these are the 1st manitous available :?: , and why do we never see them anymore :?: :?: :?:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:58 am 
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I think the ones in the pics were like a prototype .

the one above were the one sold for the public ??


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:34 am 
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Maybe Tomac didn't sell his forks ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:58 pm 
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original mani (like tomacs above) forks were doug bradbury made. mani 1s (as they;re now known) were made by answer under mani license.


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I have a pair of the proto 1's!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:24 pm 
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the ones in the pic are bradbury built, not specifically proto, just a LOT rarer than the later answer 1s.

jonrock, they'd probs make good ££ on ebay ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:06 pm 
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if you want a gander at the original bradbury made manitou rigid forks, here you go :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:00 pm 
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I still wonder if that would hav made even more on "the bay" gareth...


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gaf16 wrote:
if you want a gander at the original bradbury made manitou rigid forks, here you go :wink:


Very nice mate...last original manitou on the bay went for £1,200 for the frameset and front hub alone...

Are you going to build her up...and would there be any problems on the hub front?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:46 pm 
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so at the time , were these called the manitou 1

or were they only called the 1 after the 2 came out

if you see what i mean

things aren`t normally called the " 1 "

otherwise people would wait for the " 2 " ( new and improved ) version to come out


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