I've acquired a set of these for my retro build, apparently in good nick and working. I've had a look on the for sale and steerer swap sections and couldnt find much and swapped a few emails on some possibles but havent really found a crown steerer swap.
So... my question I'm hoping you retro experts can answer is, can the steerer alone be swapped on Manitou One's? Looking at the pics there's four allen bolts on the back of the crown near where the steerer joins them, does anybody know if that will release the crown or are they for the stancions? and if not for either of those jobs... what the heck they are for?
Do you experts also know if the crown and steerers are inter changeable with 2/3/4's or any other manitou forks? I 'hear' they are.
As it stands the steerer is threaded, probbaly just about long enough but might be short... so in an ideal world I would fancy a unthreaded steerer, circa 190mm / 200 mmm. I just dont know if I'm hunting for a steerer OR steerer and crown OR one of those new steerers on ebay germany can be added to my current crown.
H-elp h-elp... any difinitive answers out there?