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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:37 pm 
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Just a head's up if you care about using that Manitou fork from first pic.....I know the elastomers are toast but they have coil springs you can put in their place. I have the same fork from 1993 on a Specialized Rockhopper Comp and took it off because no more elastomers were available. I recently found the coils on ebay and have rebuilt the fork and made it functional again. It isn't like anything new forks but it does work and could be used on a retro rebuild. Haven't ridden it on trail like that but betting it would work as good or better than it did originally with the elastomers. The coils come in different firmness too.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:47 pm 
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with my good friend Adri, we put these titanium springs inside the fork, without elastomers, as the springs were the right size :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:17 pm 
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That looks cool. Yeah, you just need the short elastomers inside the stanchions for top out...at least that's what I did with mine. Do you plan on putting it back on the bike?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:43 pm 
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certainly something we have to do,only with the springs the fork has the rebound is too sharp.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:13 pm 
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powerlite fork please ;), and another choice in handlebar… that colour looks really out of place with the build. :?

otherwise very nice restoration/refresh on it. 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:42 pm 
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:roll: and she runs ever :D


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:49 pm 
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:( Very sadly :( , I'm considering to sell it :( .... too many retro bikes to use, a modern project to be carried out, little money to spend .... :?


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Selling such a great frame, you really must think twice before doing that.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:02 pm 
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I know I know, and it annoys me a lot .... :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:34 pm 
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I'm interested! PM sent.


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