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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:17 pm 
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boxxer wrote:
The dead one came from a fellow Macretro rider who had made 2 into 1 and be gave me the remnants as a favour

They are about to be sent to Rojo to help him complete his bike - I was so close to asking FTW to make me a modern frame and use the legs from mine - bit like a C26 (or C46 type...) sort of 20th anniversary special and a way to preserve my frame if I decide to keep it

Mine is getting XTR and hope hydros so will be unique among Mani's!!


Hope disc's will be so cool... look forward to seeing the results,

As for a modern re-pop frame to fit the classic backend onto I came across this thread by futuristicoldman at the weekend viewtopic.php?f=1&t=271374

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Check this wee bike out. I just stumbled on these pics whilst cruising about online. Strikes me its a good way to put your cracked manitou to good use. Built in germany by Juchem, apart from this I know nowt about it. Shame its not mine.



Got to be a custom one off like you were considdering above, great way to have the best of both worlds. Sadly I can't read German to know more about these guys http://www.juchem-bike.de/


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:16 pm 
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After being robbed blind by HM Rev & Customs the Postman arrived today with a few eagerly awaited parts :D

The 73mm Syncros T.I bottom bracket is almost 200g lighter than the UN52 I previously had installed and feels silky smooth.

The un remarkable looking packs of elastomers, which I ordered in both Medium and Firm (as I plan to mix them between front and rear forks) will hopefully make a world of diffference ..... never seen so many elastomers in my life each bag contains 14 :shock:

Hopefully my NOS 1¼ C.K headset will show up soon and the build can start in earnest


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:23 pm 
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Now that the headsets fitted hopefully the coming weekend should see the completion of the build and then out for a light ride round my favorite tracks, nothing to adventurous as like me this ain’t up to big hits anymore.

I guess the anno fans will be left a little flat but after my last build I wanted something a little more subtle and since the frame has more than enough going for it in the W.T.F looks department and I don’t think it needs to much bling, which is why the Anno bar and barends remain off for the time being as does the Manitou stem as I much prefer the round ATAC with the bold logo

Still have work to do with setting up both front and rear mechs and brakes etc then I’ll add the crimps and tidy the lot up, My eagerly awaited Crank-o-Matics have finally arrived so the only thing I’m waiting on now is the blue SRP chainring Bolts.

Before anyone asks... In the picture below the front wheel is the same size at the back one although you'd be forgiven for thinking otherwise :oops:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:35 pm 
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Super super 8) 8) bike and build. love it :) like the look and design of the suspension on the rear end, remember riding one of the original doug bradbury ones at sshockwave bitd , wish I'd bought one back then too :( , amazing selection of parts, suit the build really well :)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:56 pm 
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Love your work mate, it looks fab. Its going to look super cool once you've got the stem on there.

That reminds me I better do something with mine soon :oops:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:36 pm 
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Fcuk man that is mental mate I'd leave it as is now no anodised Barends or bars or that manitou stem combo 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:22 pm 
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racer x wrote:
Fcuk man that is mental mate I'd leave it as is now no anodised Barends or bars or that manitou stem combo 8)




Thanks for the comment Mr X,

I totally agree with you :lol: thats why they're still on the table,
However I'm not going to part with any of them as they took 2yrs to track down and mostly NOS

For now only the Crank caps and chainring bolts are being swapped out,
and even then I might still go back to the black chainring bolts.

Having bounced up and down on it the suspension this afternoon its clear I need firmer elastomers...so that will keep me busy later.




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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:42 pm 
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Giom6 wrote:
Love your work mate, it looks fab. Its going to look super cool once you've got the stem on there.

That reminds me I better do something with mine soon :oops:


Cheers Buddy,
The stem might go on over the weekend, but I'm in love with the ATAC at present

looking forward to seeing how yours is coming along.



Mr Universe wrote:
Super super 8) 8) bike and build. love it :) like the look and design of the suspension on the rear end, remember riding one of the original doug bradbury ones at sshockwave bitd , wish I'd bought one back then too :( , amazing selection of parts, suit the build really well :)


Wasn’t sure of the re-action I was going to get since it’s rather a tame/safe build when compared to others
As for looks it certainly unique… well except for the Marin copy


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:45 pm 
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Unfortunately mine is on the back burner for a little while as other projects have jumped the queue :oops:

I've managed to find a black Hyperlite bar and bar ends but thats about it :?

Yours look superb though mate, whatever stem goes on it... 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:01 pm 
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It's just like the couple I remember in sshockwave as well around 94 :roll: looks good as is and better with your crank o matics 8)


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