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Is the Manitou frameset cool or uncool?
Poll ended at Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:04 am
Yep - Totally cool! No question about it! 70%  70%  [ 30 ]
They are ok. Not really bothered or have an opinion... 14%  14%  [ 6 ]
Nope! Hate the darn things! Totally uncool! 16%  16%  [ 7 ]
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 1:54 am 
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Currently building up an HT so very COOL.
Cant keep my eyes off that frame!Work of art!
J


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 8:15 pm 
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COOL........to LOOK at and to USE


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:06 am 
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I don't know, this is a tough one to convince me on...just remember when these hit the scene thinking "That's the best rear suspension they could come up with, what a cop out :? "

Factor in the reliability...def would not feel too "cool" if my pimped out frame broke under me.

So...

sorry Doug, not cool.

r


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:37 am 
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Uber cool. 8)

Reliability has nothing to do with cool, & even how it rides isn't really the point! Just look at the thing...


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 11:06 pm 
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kool but not the latest full boingers or the hardtail. I like the double forked one and the first models


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:10 am 
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Original Doug version, super cool..later ones prone to cracking...urm..not so :)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:15 pm 
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Just because they have a high failure rate doesn't effect their coolness. It's an appearence thing, not a reliability contest :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:13 pm 
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Cool for sure.

They looked the nuts. Pimped with some nice anodising, as per the picture above they look superb.

Think of it this way, if someone turned up for a ride and said, ' hey I've got this old frame you can have, can you do anything with it, I don't need it' your first thought would be, 'wow, cool' - not 'oh, this might break on me'

8)

Blue suits the polished finish so well too.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:34 pm 
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It all depends on what Cool is for you .

a bike is made to be ridden , and if you cant , to me it is uncool .


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:40 pm 
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I see both points of view.

However if I paid full whack for it and it broke I wouldnt think it was cool at all.

But there again that could happen to anything.


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