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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:50 pm 
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First ride out for the '94 Manitou Hardtail, some further fettling required.........but it survived the ordeal that is the local loop in winter.


"I'm supposed to be a Garage Queen......" wailed the Mani....

"You can't treat me like this, I'll crack!"


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File comment: Forks stayed clog-free throughout the ordeal.
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File comment: Nice cnc work.
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File comment: time to hit the jetwash....
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:56 pm 
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Thats what Im talking about,
Treat her like the Dirty (insert chosen expletive here) that she is and abuse her!! :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:01 pm 
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enid_puceflange wrote:
Thats what Im talking about,
Treat her like the Dirty (insert chosen expletive here) that she is and abuse her!! :lol: :lol:

G



+1

:lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:02 pm 
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stunning looking bike
got more clean pics ?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:09 pm 
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clean pics today after a little fettling........black Flite fitted but looks like it might need to slide back a touch and thought I'd try riser bars for a change, the flat bars felt really narrow on it for some reason :? ........must be too used to modern mahoosive wide bars :roll:


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File comment: cleanish!
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File comment: interesting seatstay is cut and rewelded to form the bend.
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File comment: Nice cnc bridge.......does collect mud though.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:16 pm 
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nice toplines ,i'm frightened to use mine


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:28 pm 
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nice toplines ,i'm frightened to use mine


Same here :lol: .....although I have had these from new and have heard said that the compact drive ones are much stronger.......either way, we'll see what cracks first, the frame or the cranks......place your bets now :twisted:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:50 pm 
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imo the best looking hardtail ever :D

too bad mine has a hairline crack in the headtube :evil:
have to put it to a frame welder and use it for sunny sunday rides when its repaired.

a really shame that the beautiful manitou frames dont last better.
it would be ok for me if it would weigh a bit more but held up better like the old zaskars for example. using those ultralight easton tubes was a big mistake sadly.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:20 pm 
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Heck that looks good... Looks like a long TT !


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:03 pm 
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A stunning build indeed. 8)


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