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    Official Doug Bradbury Manitou Thread

    It seems like there isn't a consolidated DBM thread so I thought I'd take a crack at it.

    Here is my 1989 blue DMB. All original build, came with some original DB forks as well. PO was a childhood friend of Doug's and ordered the bike directly from Doug.



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    ... and here are some cool other photos I've collected












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    Some more



    A couple more blues ones, Doug says he only did 5-6 of them



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    ... a few more



    Here's a 1988 with roller cam mounts front and rear:



    and a 1990


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    First Gen Manitou-FS


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    double century, get in here!

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    An attempt at trying to show off some changes, evolution between the model years. Welds look just about the same, I think the only difference I can tell is that the 88 gusset (seen the same on 87s) is taller than the later years.

    Head tube gussets 1988:



    Head tube gussets 1989:



    Head tube gussets 1990 (lousy pic):


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    You lucky man, I dream about your bike for many, many years..

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    A couple pics of the 89 Brochure including some of Doug's hand made Buisness cards and a cool glossy of an early (87?) Manitou






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    Sadly, all of my Doug bikes still need work of some form or another. Here are some
    teaser shots.

    One of the questions I keep asking myself is why none of these bikes got serial numbers?!?

    Official Doug Bradbury Manitou Thread-img_1700.jpg

    Official Doug Bradbury Manitou Thread-img_1883.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMRTIN View Post
    A couple more blues ones, Doug says he only did 5-6 of them


    I nearly bought that frameset. when the seller brought it to me I noticed the massive crack in the seatcolar, that the seller hadnt.

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    I was going to post some pics I took, but you seem to have found them already. The Travis Brown pic is from Mont Ste Anne in about 1991, as is the bike with the front wheel missing.
    Show me your Toads. Old Brodies, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GonaSovereign View Post
    I was going to post some pics I took, but you seem to have found them already. The Travis Brown pic is from Mont Ste Anne in about 1991, as is the bike with the front wheel missing.
    Are those photos you took? If so then I'm sorry for not giving you credit, I just had them in my DBM library.

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    [QUOTE=scant;10275941]I nearly bought that frameset. when the seller brought it to me I noticed the massive crack in the seatcolar, that the seller hadnt.[/QUOTE

    Was this frame repaired by a German collector?

    It's such a nice one.

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    There's nothing wrong with crack repaired bikes! :|
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    [QUOTE=DoubleCentury;10276379]
    Quote Originally Posted by scant View Post
    I nearly bought that frameset. when the seller brought it to me I noticed the massive crack in the seatcolar, that the seller hadnt.[/QUOTE

    Was this frame repaired by a German collector?

    It's such a nice one.
    sharky bought it first. not sure where it went, or indeed if pete still has it?

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    Cracktastic!

    One hardtail, one FS:

    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2, or 3. Fillet brazed Ibis Custom. Cunningham Racer. Otis Guy (but not that softride model). That's all I need I don't need anything else... except... except for an old Mountain Goat bar stem combo. And that's all I need. I don't need anything else. Except.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer View Post
    Cracktastic!

    One hardtail, one FS:
    Those look like the 7005 Easton Variolite versions, post DB buyout right?

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    That seat tube makes my head spin.
    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Sadly, all of my Doug bikes still need work of some form or another. Here are some
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    One of the questions I keep asking myself is why none of these bikes got serial numbers?!?

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    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    That seat tube makes my head spin.
    Yup. I think it started out as a pipe with a 1/2" wall thickness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer View Post
    Cracktastic!

    One hardtail, one FS:

    Ohh, Ohh same Easton tube that the Alpinestar's..!?

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    and yeti arcs... all cracktastic
    2003 Yeti ARC
    2008 GT Zaskar Reissue
    1996 GT Xizang
    2012 Cervelo R3

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    and yeti arcs... all cracktastic

    Sorry I forgot to mention the ARC's too

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    Fun lineup over the weekend

    Official Doug Bradbury Manitou Thread-dsc_1402-vi.jpg

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    Here's another Bradbury, little later version than the ones above.




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