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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:59 pm 
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mkozaczek wrote:
Not sure how I really pictured the bike in terms of a build kit, but I don't think I could have built a better bike myself back then. Maybe an IRD bar in lieu of the Specialized and maybe a King headset instead of the XT. Otherwise It's all top notch.

Interestingly the seller included some DB print material which contained a DB recommended build sheet and the bike is 97% faithful to that spec sheet. I think the only difference was that DB spec'd a Specialized headset and the bike got an XT. I'll have to look at it again.


This sure was Bike Exotica back in '89, do you have an original receipt/build price?


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kingroon wrote:
back in '89, do you have an original receipt/build price?


I have the brochure and DBs recommended build spec, but no receipt.


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mkozaczek wrote:
maybe a King headset instead of the XT. Otherwise It's all top notch.



from what year were King headsets available? Even earlier than '89?


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Rio wrote:
mkozaczek wrote:
maybe a King headset instead of the XT. Otherwise It's all top notch.



from what year were King headsets available? Even earlier than '89?


1974 I think...


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mkozaczek wrote:
Rio wrote:
mkozaczek wrote:
maybe a King headset instead of the XT. Otherwise It's all top notch.



from what year were King headsets available? Even earlier than '89?


1974 I think...


:shock: that's a long time!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:22 am 
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Does anyone remember the name of the company that made the aftermarket headlight on this bike (as seen in the first picture of the Manitou bike)?


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Does anyone remember the name of the company that made the aftermarket headlight on this bike (as seen in the first picture of the Manitou bike)?


I'll check it for you


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:34 pm 
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The light that came with the bike is branded as Nice Light


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:41 am 
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Decided to go and play in the snow today...

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:38 pm 
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Decided to go and play in the snow today...

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Martin

the link to your picture is duff. . . . . .(unless its me being dull)
Can you add another ? :)

Nick


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