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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:45 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Does anybody have a pair of V brake bosses for a set of c2002 Manitou Mars forks I have?

They seem to be a bit smaller (around 7mm ish) than the normal screw in bosses on most forks. I've tried loads of bike shops but the importers have stopped carrying spares for forks made before 2005!

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Paul


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 Post subject: I have some 8
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:06 pm 
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Think I have some 8mm, check to make sure as 7 seems very small!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:15 pm 
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Ive had the same problem :( i foolishly gave away the bosses off my WHITE BROS forks as i was gonna use discs..Well try and get some to replace em! :x They are 6mm..My point! They come in all sizes....


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:24 pm 
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6mm, crikey it's a wonder they don't bend or snap that is very thin for the forces exerted on them!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:09 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Yes they are around 7mm I'm afraid - very frustrating when you think how many must be languishing at the bottom of toolkits accross th UK!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:25 am 
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Crank bolts are M8, so are they smaller than those? Also I think most canti posts are course threaded, not metric fine? Further complications? The seating flanges all vary from fork to fork, so you will need manitou specific? I have a nice pair of Rockshox Quadras or sale cheap, if that would at least get you going? Manitou have been bust a few times and have just started coming back in to the UK, with a new importer. Someone must have some spare?


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