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 Post subject: 1998 Answer FS
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:53 am 
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Hello everyone.

My name is Bill, and this is my latest aquisition.

New old stock, uncracked, almost no mileage Last-Gen Answer Manitou FS frame with an immaculate 739 kit. The only thing wrong on it is the fork and crankset. The right shifter is also blown and needs to be replaced.

This unit has less than ten miles on it and was born 24 January 1998

I'll have more pics as soon as i start making it concours-quality and period correct.

Thanks for looking, fellas!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:02 am 
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:o Absolutley friggin stunning chap. Thats georgeous.


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 Post subject: Re: 1998 Answer FS
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:44 pm 
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Billy Got A Username wrote:
I'll have more pics as soon as i start making it concours-quality and period correct.


Very nice, although alarm bells are ringing at the 'concours quality' statement, please tell me it will be ridden and not become a garage queen :(


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:19 am 
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Very nice....does indeed look catalogue fresh. Do you intend to use it much?

I guess it's a little bit catch 22: these are pretty rare these days so you don't want to kill it especially as there were infamous for cracking, but then it seems a shame to leave it in the garage.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:19 am 
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Very nice....does indeed look catalogue fresh. Do you intend to use it much?

I guess it's a little bit catch 22: these are pretty rare these days so you don't want to kill it especially as there were infamous for cracking, but then it seems a shame to leave it in the garage.


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 Post subject: Re: 1998 Answer FS
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:16 am 
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Hello there :D and what a very nice picture of a very smart bike :D


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 Post subject: Re: 1998 Answer FS
PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:15 am 
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Very nice. There's a pair of Manitou EFC forks on pinkbike at the moment that would match up with this frame.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:43 am 
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Lovely bike.
These later manitou's used different grade tube and treatment so were a lot stronger than the earlier frames, but reputation preceded unfortunately :-(

I would like to add a second generation FS to my collection some day.


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