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 Post subject: Manitou 4 disc - hope?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:44 pm 
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So ive a set of manitou 4 disc, but not like any others I can find. They look to have the Hope adaptor from around 1995 on to work with an original disc. Anyone have anymore info?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:19 am 
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Don't have any info I'm afraid but I thought I'd post the images as it might help with a response.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:58 am 
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Why thank you sir; since Photobucket stopped allowed 3rd sharing I've struggled. Couldn't figure it out off my phone!


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Looks like a mount for the earlier Hope disc brakes, either cable discs or the (C2?) hydraulic brakes.

Have a look at the Hope timeline thread.... http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=94741


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:00 am 
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I'm pretty sure it's for earlier hope calliper that mounts on the axle as well. I've never seen a Manitou with this setup though only a couple of variants of the Sachs mount on 4s and Efcs


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:46 pm 
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I had something similar with my RS Judy DH with the original Hope hydraulics.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:26 pm 
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Yes, the disc versions of the Manitou 3 / 4 and EFC's came with a machined left drop-out to fit a Sachs caliper.
And for Mountain Cycle, Manitou did also make some EFC forks with a drop-out to fit a Pro-Stop brake.

The Hope mount's that I have seen so fare were only on Rock shox forks. But it is only a matter of getting
the mount made up in the right diameter or by using the right size sleeve (spacer)

Fork is in a very nice shape by the way!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:10 pm 
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Hi,

I just noticed that there is no canti mounts on the forks.
Looks like the have been machined off! as original disc forks have shorter pieces there and "disc" is stated on the legs:

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And this would be the EFC with the Mountain Cycle mount:
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and also an example of the Hope (however on a Rock Shox Judy):
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I hope that helps a bit

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:25 pm 
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That thought had crossed my mind... I hadn't found any decent enough pics of a Disc fork to see the shorter pieces but that makes sense now. It's a very good job if they have been machined off. I'm looking at making a mount that doesn't rely on an early hope hub, but to be honest I might just throw them on ebay.
The mount on them is only one bolt, if I had another mount on there it'd be easy to mount any caliper on the front of the leg. Hmmm.
Thanks again for sharing the pics.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:48 pm 
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Found this somewhere! Seems like Mountain Cycle also did change over some Manitou 4 forks to fit their brakes.

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And I found this to fit on my EFC. Maybe I will actually use this fork now on an upcoming build

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