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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 6:13 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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Just bought this frame, what Manitous are these? Are they any good? Are they elastomer or air/oil or what?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 7:06 pm 
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'97 Pro-C :) Elastomers... Mine have got coils in though!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 7:15 pm 
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Cheers.

Are they any good? Where were they in the range?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 9:03 pm 
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Don't know how high they were in range, but i do remember the preload adjust. You have to unscrew the top cap completely then move the circlip below and reinsert. They were on £1000 hardtails at the time


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 6:25 pm 
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Hiya!
They certainly are Manitou Pro-C's - I ride these on my Marin and have done over 10,000 miles on them!

The circlip is a bit of a pain to adjust the fork as one side has siezed!

Let me know i you get stuck as I have the original manual if you want scans etc.

Ziggy - how do you find the coils and which ones do you use?! Mine have got the stock elastomer/ mini coils combo.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:40 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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cool - thanks for the offer - may take you up on that! I collect the frame and forks on Friday. Hoping they're in reasonable condition.

Can't find anything on the web about these forks though - even mtbr.com doesn't seem to have anything... anybody got any links to some info/reviews?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:05 pm 
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Let me know i you get stuck as I have the original manual if you want scans etc.


Yes please - I think they've locked up so I need to strip them. Cheers.


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