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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:08 am 
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Rio wrote:
trail_head wrote:
In the past I've used "film" type lubricants for damperless forks with some success.
They're basically thick/sticky grease that add friction. It slows everything down and helps tame the bob.


sounds good. Any experience with Manitou front forks allready?
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Very little, if I'm honest. I've had 1/2 dozen or so over the years but, never got deeper than changing damper cartridges. I'm more a Fox man.

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 Post subject: Update
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:53 am 
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A little update;
The frame has been welded. Still got a ways to go on grinding/polishing.
The fork is rebuilt and ready to go;
I went with elastomers(instead of springs) as I'm going for a "stock"(ish) look and feel to the bike.
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That looks pretty good polished...

where did you find elastomers?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:28 am 
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Shiny clean goodness :D


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:24 am 
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Good man on saving this bike.

Look forward to seeing it finished. One of the best looking bikes.


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rudymexico wrote:
That looks pretty good polished...

where did you find elastomers?


http://www.suspensionforkparts.net/eshop/index.php


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:D absolutely amazing, just shows what can be done!.


Will follow this with a nice cup of coffee! :D


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 Post subject: Update
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:21 am 
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I finished the rear suspension today. This bike is sooo much fun!
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Outstanding work there! I would be interested in seeing a piccie of two of the repaired cracks after the welding and before/after grinding, curiosity is getting me on this for some reason.

This is seriously making me want to get one of these, I think they are stunning.


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 Post subject: welding update part one
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:34 am 
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Welding update part one;

Sadly, I forgot to take pictures after preping for welding.

All external welds were drilled at the crack termination point and channeled to 80% of tube thickness.
Headtube welds were done internally as well.

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Bottom of headtube;
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Top of headtube;
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Ready for the reamer;
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