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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:14 pm 
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*Small update*

Well springs have arrived for the Judy's so I will rebuild them today regrease the headset and fit the new back tyre (michelin wildgripper lite s) courtesy of Gruff. Just need a matching one for the front now :?:

Give the bakes a clean and an adjust and she will be good to go. :D

Will get some more up to date pics up soon....... :P


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:33 pm 
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That should be ridable soon so you can come for a ride.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:14 pm 
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FluffyChicken wrote:
That should be ridable soon so you can come for a ride.


It is indeed FC, just need half an hour or so to put forks and headset on and wheels too.

Should all be shorted for a ride on the 17th...... :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:29 pm 
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Just finished putting it back together! Back wheel (running nice and true thanks to AndyB) and tyre all on v brakes cleaned up a bit and Judy's back on too. Took it out for a quick spin round the block and she feels like a new ride so responsive! :shock: So pleased with the spring upgrade :D

Well here are a couple of pics, not the best tho as they were taken on my phone and the light is fading.......


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:35 am 
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Seeing as though the weather is nice and the Manitou has had some new parts I've decided to take her out for a nice ride. So I'm about to ride the 14 miles from my house to work! Will post up some pics if I make it in one piece :lol:

Hope my bum is upto the ride :?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:44 pm 
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Made it to work in one piece 14 miles in just under 50 mins so am quite pleased with that :!:

Will put some pics up when I get home tonight :P


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:09 pm 
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New pics taken after my ride to work, have a very sore bum now :shock:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/mai ... emId=98031

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/mai ... emId=98034

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/mai ... emId=98037

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/mai ... emId=98028

Kept it inside, didn't want to leave it in the bike rack........ :P


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:57 pm 
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http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/mai ... ewsIndex=1


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:36 pm 
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:) Nice Manitou, looks like a good everyday ride.

Of course at some point you should get some Manitou forks with a nice machined brace to go with it!.

But nice job, :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:04 pm 
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Had another little play with the Manitou and is now sporting Flat bars (Dawes ones are just a temp measure to see how I get back on with flats), X-Lite bar ends, X-Lite bar plugs and an X-Lite seat quick release tho i'm not sure weather that is staying.....May go back to my Ti X-Lite bolt... :?

There has been a small casualty though my lovely clear Onza Ules split as i was taking them off :cry: So I have had to settle for some black Giant ones from the LBS for the time being. Not very retro but they do the job :(

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Let me know what you think, thanks to those who I got parts from. :)


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