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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:51 am 
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i got some red manitous for sale from my stumpy you were interested in. (i decided to split in the end)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:02 pm 
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Thanks very much, but I'm sorted for a new fork now.
Shame you have to split, that's a great bike! (and I'm coming to Bristol again tomorrow. And I've sold a bike since I was last in touch. PM me best price for the M2 and see if you can tempt me!)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:11 pm 
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Ah, that's better!
Not the original fork, but as used on other Specializeds of the time and looks just right , I think.
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Pics down there somewhere \/\/\/\/\/


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:11 pm 
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Quick update for a few modifications.... new spds, Race Face Air Alloy riser and 100mm SysStem. I like flats and bar ends, but in the end I feel wider riser bars are better and still in keeping with the era of the bike. So there it is........
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:20 am 
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Another up date as it's evolved - since the last pics, XT front mech, LX brakes and XTR 8 speed STi . I wish I had more time to ride it! :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:58 pm 
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Feels much more thrashable after yesterday's rear wheel re-build. New spokes, nipples and rim - rock solid! :)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:02 pm 
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And more upgrades; the period correct thing seems to have gone a bit wayward, but it gets better and better to ride. New wheels, XT/517 CDs, 9 speed XTR STi, 9 speed Ultegra cass, XTR V brakes,XTR rear mech, SLX crankset, Race Face carbon bars and Hutchinson Pythons since the last photos. Either the bike is getting better or there's a strong tailwind today, it feels great! :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:28 pm 
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Looking really good chap, very impressive. Partial to an M2 myself! :D


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:27 pm 
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Nice ride there. Love the gold (bronze).8)
How are you finding the Manitous?

Also, a couple of folk have referred to this as an M2 but am I right in thinking it isn't? Ritchey dropouts and Logic sticker suggest a steel frame.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:41 pm 
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Thanks - it's the met gold colour that really did it for me and has forced me to keep this for nearly two years (almost a record!), makes me feel happy just looking at it. It is Ritchey Nitanium cromoly tubing of course, anyone thinking it's an M2 is very confused! :lol: I love M2s as well mind, I've owned five of them over the years ~ awesome bikes, if only they made gold ones! The Manitou fork is good. Works as well as anything else from the time and is reliable and fuss free. I've toyed with the idea of putting a Project Two on it, but will probably stick with the Man '0' Poos.

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