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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:06 pm 
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Very nice bike Martin. I can remember a MBA magazine with the story of this bike?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:22 pm 
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That is a sweet looking bike you have mate and looks gorgeous in the light and better without the bar ends.

I bet the ride with the rigid forks is better than the sus fork.

I remember the MBUK review with a photo of Sally hibberd holding the bike above her head and thought that must be light :lol:


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Brilliant!! An amazing looking bike.

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To me, the very best part of this thread is that someone is thrilled to have fulfilled a quest. As was said elsewhere, his grail has been found.

Congratulations, Martin. Great back story, excellent find and A Christmas present that made you very Merry.

Quite happy for you.


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CCMDoc wrote:
To me, the very best part of this thread is that someone is thrilled to have fulfilled a quest. As was said elsewhere, his grail has been found.

Congratulations, Martin. Great back story, excellent find and A Christmas present that made you very Merry.

Quite happy for you.


Thanks Paul, I appreciate it. The Manitou has been on my wanted list for a very long time and unlike some other bikes that I was able to find quickly this a lot of effort and so having it is that much sweeter.

Cheers!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:02 am 
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Martin,
This is one of the coolest bikes and stories i've seen on this site. What a great find. The fork is killing me, it's just too cool.


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Just a word : perfect 8)


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Only just seen this! Nice find Martin. Remember the reviews back in the day which soon put this to the top of my wish list. Mark 1 Manitou Suspension forks is all I could afford at the time.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:59 am 
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Welcome to the club 8)

One of the nicest early examples I've seen. Nice you got all the "bits" with it.

Great score. You can see it's been well cared for.

Took me a long, long, looooooong time to get mine too.....

My buddies shop used to sell them. Just could never afford to buy one back then.

Really nice!! Thanks for sharing!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:51 am 
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Very nice bike!
Nice to have a bike that is part of the mtb history too!


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