93 Manitou FS.....In need of love

AntoineV

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... missing the noodles that join the rear suspension to the main frame. ...//... I will need to have them made.[/quote said:
Hi You can join Danson67 here on RetroBike, he can machined some for you...
 

yakboy

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Tonight, I be mostly polishing (Peachy would be proud). I do sometimes feel like St Jude though :facepalm: What with the remnants of hard anodising and all those cut out sections and the alloy corrosion, this frame is going to take some time. But it's a put down and pick up sort of project so when I have frustrations to take out, polishing is the answer :shock:
 

Magpiegifts

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Did they ever make the Manitou answer stem in 1 1/4"?
As I put a wanted ad out a while back now, had a bite and found a decentish stem sent to me.only problem is its1 1/8"!
 

Retro Spud

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They did indeed make big fella size - I’ve got one but it sort of look odd being square
 

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yakboy":8w293v6b said:
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Tonight, I be mostly polishing (Peachy would be proud). I do sometimes feel like St Jude though :facepalm: What with the remnants of hard anodising and all those cut out sections and the alloy corrosion, this frame is going to take some time. But it's a put down and pick up sort of project so when I have frustrations to take out, polishing is the answer :shock:


You did take on a bit of a dog there - but it’ll be worth it in the end and if you pretend to lose your way and be a tad faineant I’m sure Peachy will be round with his lavender Maas
 

yakboy

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With sub-zero temperatures in the garage, not very well, :shock: still looking for the front derailleur.
 

yakboy

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So, I'm now thinking that I need to dismantle the frame as I really can't get into the nooks and crannies to polish them, has anybody got and advice on how I remove the pivots without damaging anything?
 

boxxer

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I used a QR skewer threaded through a ratchet end pulling a 8/9/10mm ratchet end which was approx the same size as the bushing axle....

Pull the cam, tighten, reposition, rinse and repeat until it’s out - worked a treat pulling both in and out
 

yakboy

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Thanks for the reply. Have ordered some M6 threaded rod to use an 11mm socket to do something similar but will give the QR method a go
 
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