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 Post subject: Manitou 1 Series Braces
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:49 am 
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When I placed my three Answer-licensed Manitou forks together I realised how different the braces were - anyone know the time line or have any other versions of the underside milling/bolt arrangements to show?

Mr K

PS. Pics follow in batches... and yes, I know which ones are back to front already...


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 Post subject: M1 A
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:50 am 
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M1 A set


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 Post subject: M1 B Set
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:51 am 
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M1 B Set


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 Post subject: M1 C Set
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:53 am 
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M1 C Set


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:19 pm 
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afaik c has the original fork crown. the others are fork crowns of later production.


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Inigo Montoya wrote:
afaik c has the original fork crown. the others are fork crowns of later production.


That's what I'd say. a looks to be a Mani3, b looks to be Mani2, only c is a Man1 crown same as my Bradburys and my Mani1s


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:13 pm 
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my M1 crown looks like C as well...

no pics of the crown underside, but there's a shot of the fork in this thread:
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=32740

my brace is very different...aftermarket i guess?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:26 pm 
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Yeah. C is a real Manitou crown. They came on the pre-Answer Manitou. It is the one!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:59 pm 
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My Mani 1 crown which was an early version (from some rich schmuks race rig BITD) is distinctly C

It's now cracked at the bolt holes and across the top where the steerer enters - was going to get my mate to CNC a new one off pattern, seeing as thats pretty much all it was......


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:00 pm 
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All the braces look the same! :wink:
Agree with the above posts that C is an origional crown and all the others are from later models(2's or 3's).


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