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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:08 am 
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MCsanandreas wrote:
ety935rs wrote:
boxxer wrote:
Needs Manitou forks.... No exceptions

Actually, when I've bought the Manitou HT new in 96, I had a Mach 5 SX.
I've always loved the Mag 21 but never had one :(
Today, 17 years later, I want my Mag 21 :wink: . IMO it looks more "vintage" than the the Manitou, it's also a myth in the MTB history :mrgreen:
And, as merckx told: it's a bit "cheeky" :mrgreen:


and its your bike! put whatever you want on it. thats how i build my bikes.


Exactly :wink: :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:44 pm 
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The Manitou is almost finished!
I've received my Syncros handlebar.
I'm now waiting for the lower part of the headset. Actually I lost this part 4 or 5 years ago (a 1 1/4 - 1 1/8 reducer). I've sent an email to WOODman, the manufacturer... and he made the part for me! :shock: Honestly, I've to say that they offer an amazing service! :shock: They are so gentle and professional, that's just great! Thanks to Paul Vanhoutte and Chelsea!! :xmas-wink:
I've also purchased on ebay.us this great banner "Answer Manitou Racing" (11 x 39 inches). 8)
To be continued :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:40 am 
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Finally it's finished 8)
It took a bit longuer than I expected :?
Actually, it has been a real pain in the a** because of the soo long steering tube :facepalm: I've had to use a steering tube extender !
Except from that that was great to see my HT coming back to life :D
The only thing I'm not sure... The pedals: SPD or not ? :?:
Anyway, I love it like that :mrgreen:
Here are the components:
Fork: 94 Mag 21
Wheels : XT M737 with Fir 232 rims
Rear derailleur : XTR M950
Front derailleur : XTR M901
V brakes: 96 XT M739
Shifters / v brake levers: 96 XTR M950
Seatpost : 96 Roox 400mm
Stem + handelbar: Syncros
Headset : Woodman
Original Answer Hyperends
Original Flite Titanium saddle
Original Shimano Carbon V brake booster
Tyres : NOS Tioga Psycho Edge 1.95


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:35 pm 
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VERY nice!
Especially like the family photo


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:03 pm 
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From a distance it looks a tidy color co-ordinated build but not one for the period correct purists.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:34 pm 
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Looking at the head tube, the frame looks like a 22"
Which forks came on it originally?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:24 pm 
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Mate thats really nice i didn't really like it at first but now i really do :D 8) love them decals on they finished it off nicely


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:57 pm 
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ez054098 wrote:
Looking at the head tube, the frame looks like a 22"
Which forks came on it originally?

Actually it's a 20" but indeed the head tube is huuuuge :shock: :mrgreen:
The original fork was a Manitou Mach 5 SX.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:02 pm 
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racer x wrote:
Mate thats really nice i didn't really like it at first but now i really do :D 8) love them decals on they finished it off nicely

Thanks :mrgreen:
Actually the look of the bike is totaly different from its original look... As you can see :wink:
I'm the first owner... I've bought it new and here is a picture of how it was at this time :mrgreen:


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