Thank for the comments and useful info folks
Yes, the Manitou has had it: two bolts have been inserted to remove any suspension it ever had and I agree it looks a tad bent. Hunt is on for another pair of Switchblades, but I guess it won't be easy.
I'm going to shift these tyres onto one of my Stumpies - anyone know what the correct tyre for this bike would be please?
Staying: 1989 Pace RC100 _ 1989 Trimble Inverse 4 _ 1990 Bradbury Manitou _ 1990 Klein Attitude _ 1991 Bradbury Manitou _ 1992 Yeti Ultimate _ 1994 Merlin Ti _ 1995 Yeti ARC _ 1995 Specialized Epic Ultimate
Going: 1990 Fat Chance Yo Eddy! / 1991 Klein Adroit / 1997 Klein Quantum Pro