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 Post subject: worth an investment?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:48 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Can anyone help , is this worth investing in Retro wise - personally never seen one & would like to know if its 100% or any questions to ask.

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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Genuine-1992-Mani ... dZViewItem


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:53 pm 
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collection only SHOULD help keep the price down. being a mani you'll need to check it for cracks.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:56 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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nice,
Yeah, Ask him if its cracked (a lot have !) and if the front & rear end needs servicing & new elastomers (back end looks a bit compressed to me).

lots of nice parts on it too :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:02 pm 
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Its not a very sympathetic build and they are prone to cracking. I suspect that should also have a matching Manitou 2 fork rather than the 3 which is quoted (rear looks the equivalent of a 2). Frame decal on the top tube is also not correct for that year (should be black) and the frame looks like a 17" not an 18".

Depending on how much it goes for and a close inspection it could be worth a shot, but as a pure investment I'd probably look elsewhere.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:02 pm 
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dont worry about the elastomers , got replacements for you :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:37 am 
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a few years ago i saw a manitou fs frame and fork(like this) in the Usa for 700$.If you have enough time and money to make it perfect i thinkit's worth your energy,a small piece of manitou legend... :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:37 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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thanks all, this is one I'd like for my 1st retro bike.........


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:49 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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my 1st was a manitou FS :wink:

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its a good start


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:38 pm 
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Most usual places to crack were headtubes (usually at the front!) and any parts of the webbing on the seatstay/seattube junction. Will need a fair bit of maintenance in the uk too!


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