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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:02 am 
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Riding drops on an MTB would scare the hell outa me!
Looking good Kev and I love the forks 8)
Want those tyres!!


Drops ain't that scary - really nice on fireroads and descending, especially in the Peaks. Slow technical stuff is more tricky.

I love the forks too - probably the most retro/rarest thing I own. But I still use them :wink:

Neil G - thanks for your comments. If you ever come to a meet and I have it with me you're welcome to try it if tall enough. I'm not precious about my bikes!

There are a few complete C-26 about, around 10 or 11 by my reckoning. 1 or 2 are owned by members on here and then there are a few tubesets in circulation that people may somehow get assembled in time. How I'd love to get my hands on one 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:17 am 
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Those Manitous look lovely & in great condition.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:12 pm 
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One of the best looking forks ever.....you can see the craftsmanship in them unlike modern Manitous

Cheers for the offer mate....I must get to a meet sometime on my Hei :D


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:54 pm 
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Like i said in my PM Kev,you can go off someone very quickly,lol

Awesome ride mate,brings back fond memories of reading about Tomac in almost every biking mag i bought.

8) 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:26 pm 
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Lovely Kev,

I agree the original Manitous were the best looking forks hands down!!

Rich


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:36 pm 
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Very tidy Kev, can only echo the thoughts on the forks. One tiny point is that you have had such time and effort on it, might be nice to tidy the electrical tape on the end of the bartape (sorry, you've probably already done this).

Oh, and I now have a spare pair of Dura Ace aero levers too


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:43 pm 
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ededwards wrote:
Very tidy Kev, can only echo the thoughts on the forks. One tiny point is that you have had such time and effort on it, might be nice to tidy the electrical tape on the end of the bartape (sorry, you've probably already done this).


I have Ed yes - I hadn't noticed it until I posted the pictures.

ededwards wrote:
Oh, and I now have a spare pair of Dura Ace aero levers too


I'm not undoing the tape/cable again. I'll stick with the Ultegra.....for now, although it will play on my mind that the correct lever is available to me :evil:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:45 am 
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I think I finally got it 99% how I want it :D

Need some black XT canti's and it'll be 100%. That said it will take it's place on the start line at Mayhem weather permitting.


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Nice one Kev . cant wait to see it tomorrow .


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Thats looking a lot better with the t-bone and XT seat post


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