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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:59 pm 
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Nice work Pete - glad the forks found their way home :wink:


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Blimey. I can't even begin to imagine the effort that went into getting some of those bits. There can't be many of those rear hubs around :-)


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Nice bike ! 8)

It's the first manitou fork ! 1990 ?


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B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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They're 1991 to match the frame, the 1990 ones had the funny dropouts like the ones on the front page (see Johny Tomacs C26)


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B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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Pete, you took on the challenge and look at your reward........ one very special bike....... well done.


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pete_mcc wrote:
The serial number lists it as an 18 from what I can work out, but then as these were custom built I can't be too sure of that. All I can be sure of it the c-c seat tube is 17" and c-t is 18". TT is the best bit of 22.5"


Well that seems to make sense.

Just a minor question for you, if the correct 115mm Manitou front hub, and match fork turned up would you be tempted to change the current fork and front hub??


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nice resto mate love it


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B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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andrewl wrote:
Just a minor question for you, if the correct 115mm Manitou front hub, and match fork turned up would you be tempted to change the current fork and front hub??


HELL YEAH I saw one on ebay about 6 months ago or so and thought 'nice, but I'll never get a frame to match.....'. Kicking myself, oh yes!


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Really excellent bike, very good job :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:52 am 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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Shameless plug for BOTM, so I thought I'd add a couple of shots!

The cool rear end:

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Those rare as hens teeth forks, 115mm dropouts next to a standard set of 100mm:

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You know it makes sense!

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