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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:00 am 
West Midlands Deputy AEC
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Been after this for ages after getting out bid horribly on ebay for some ti stanchions a while back :cry:

NOS arrived today with no customs charges to pay :D these will finish the Xizang nicely:

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The stanchions are 110g each compared to 190g each for the steel ones - reasonable weight saving.

The steerer is 1" so won't be used on this build.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:51 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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Out of interest can you compare the length of yours verse the stock manitou ones? Mine were about 1.5 inches shorter, which made tyre clearance an interesting issue...


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:08 pm 
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Hi - yes I compared this - they are exactly the same length as the ones off of my Manitou 1's.

I know that the legs in Manitou 2's etc are shorter - got caught out with that before - I'm not sure if it has to do with the preload adjusters on the later forks?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:12 pm 
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Cool, thanks for that, I have a feeling mine may have had an 'interaction' with a pipe cutter having been crimped in earlier life...


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:03 pm 
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Yes - very possible - the instructions suggest that it is advisable to re-use the aluminium insert in the top of the old stanchions - I think this strengthens them against crush damage.

These are going to be a pain in the ar$e to remove am having to make up a expanding collet to be able to knock them out - we'll see how that turns out!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:53 pm 
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love the signature pete :lol: 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:27 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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My work has strict issue on web browsing so I tend to do a load on my iphone, takes a month of sundays to scroll through some peoples sigs.
I will even avoid certain threads if I see certain people have posted as I cant be arsed to read long lists of bikes people once owned time and time again, or the fact that someone is a ride coordinator for east bumbleshire. If I want to go for a ride in east bumbleshire then I will look at the east bumbleshire section of the readers rides.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:59 pm 
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Managed to get the ally inserts out today but it was a bit of a fight.

Made up a expanding collet to enable the insert to be punched out of the fork leg - but they wouldn't budge!

Ended up having to file through the stanchion along the length of the insert and repeated the collet/punch routine and out they came with 20 years of grot and corrosion!

Bit if a shame to waste the old stanchions but one needed re-chroming and both had some nasty looking folds.

Before/Tool/After:

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If anyone needs to borrow the tool then give me a shout :D


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:37 am 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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Wow, good going!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:20 pm 
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Spotted that kit on t'bay the other week.......real nice ad rare as :shock:

Thought someone on here would end up with it.... 8) 8)


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