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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:58 pm 
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Location: Bracknell,East Berkshire.
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 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: Riding my Woodsie.
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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 Post subject: Re: The Golden Stumpy
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:05 am 
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Coming up to three years since I bought this ~ still love it and it's still being used off road regularly. Since the last update, it's only had a few minor details changed. Pythons have been replaced with Race Kings; great tyres for dryish dusty trails/hardpack etc; highly recommended! The roadie cassette has been swapped for an XT 11-32 and the SLX has been replaced with a modern, but more retro looking Race Face crankset. Not much left to do except ride and enjoy it :-)
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 Post subject: Re: The Golden Stumpy
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:29 am 
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I had one of these, I think Jamie now has it. Nice bikes to ride. There's photos in my Flickr stream of it with the original rigid fork. They're the last of the steel stumpies


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