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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:11 am 
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I am here to request your honest opinion on the damage to the head tube.

I recieved this bike in this condition. The brace on the manitou is rubbing into the head tube.

Is it possible to fix this headtube?

Aside from this issue the bike is in sound condition, paint is fair for its age.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:01 am 
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my honest opinion is, away with the manitou. Get a pbone fork in black and it will be much better. :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:50 am 
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it looks to be an aftermarket brace on those forks?

also, they are completely compressed, it looks like the elastomers have died.

so far it looks like only paint that has worn off the head tube?

agree on taking the manitou fork off. or trying to find and fit the original brace on it to see if it has proper clearance to the head tube


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:23 am 
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As a quick fix to stop any further issues ....you could put some small washers between the cantilever bridge and the forks till you can sort it out properly


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:32 am 
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It looks like it's been riden for ages with shot elastomers, if they were replaced the brace would be clear of the headtube.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:33 am 
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Yes the fork is the cause. A little upset it wasn't sorted out sooner, but oh well.

I've got some elastomers from a Manitou 2 that I turned into a table lamp, they would probably fix the fork, but not solve any issues already apparent. Adding a few washers would certainly solve the rubbing. I'll have to give that a shot.

The Wife has now found a house to buy and I'm up against a wall, sell the frame & mc1 or wait and repaint or repair. I'm not sure that this frame will gather much interest to sell in its current state.

She's got me interested in the new house too, so much more room for projects like this :)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:49 am 
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sylus wrote:
As a quick fix to stop any further issues ....you could put some small washers between the cantilever bridge and the forks till you can sort it out properly


This is exactly what manitou used to do, particularly on their forks with 1.25" steerers. The 'washers' were rectangles of metal with two holes drilled in them which sat behind the brace and pushed it forward. I have some for a set of manitou 1 but they wouldn't fit these. Time to dig out a saw and drill!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:47 pm 
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LOL!
I was going to pick this up but after looking what I had hanging in the garage I could not justify it. Good price though.
I guess you were the "other intersted party" Tracy talked about.
You can get springs to replace the elastomers. Try ebay.
Once in they should move the brace away from the headtube.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:52 pm 
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Yep, I don't doubt that you'd pass on this one with that beautiful red one hanging in the garage, it would certainly be the ugly duckling.

Anyone have any info on reputable US based Klein repainters?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:14 pm 
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Here we go, Manitou factory spacers for 1.25 and thick alloy headtubes:

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