Bontrager Race '91 - Build Thread

Carge

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I found the Flite - why is it always at the bottom of the last box you have??
Ties in with the white & yellow highlights nicely
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Do I need wider bars?
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shogun

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Really keen to see how this ends up, beautiful frame.


Might be the first Bonty/Manitou combo I've seen.
 

Carge

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So things have been progressing....

The Manitou2 have had a bit of a work - steerers swapped - rub with an oily rag. Waiting on sacrificial 1" nuts to use on shortening the steerer and new elastomers.
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Not sure if the gold SRP bolts are doing it for me......
The plain black are perhaps a case of less is more..... Any thoughts on which you prefer?
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pw_pw_la

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I actually quite like the gold...

Brings out the yellow on the paintwork/decals nicely.

Then again...

Could do with some full-size photos to have a proper look!
 

Carge

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I have the gold SRP rear mech bolts too - but I don't know that I'm convinced - and they are a b*gger to swap. The gold doesn't quite match the yellow - whereas the yellow in the Flite and Chill-Pills does.

I'll do the fork and then have a mull.......
 

Carge

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Frustrated - aka forking threads

I have a nice new Tange headset - that happy screws down the threads of a couple of other 1" steerer forks.
I have another 1" headset that happily onto and down the Manitou and the other two.

Can I get the Tange to thread down on the Manitou - can I hell!!

Grrrrrr
 

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Great looking bike! Sorry to hear about the threading woes, I’m sure you’ll overcome the problems
 
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