Ok, How about them old Manitous....- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Doesntplaywellwithmorons!
    Reputation: DeeEight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    10,901

    Ok, How about them old Manitous....

    frames and forks mind you.

    Let's see, I got me a 1995 Manitou FS-DH still...
    <img src="https://206.75.155.18/kmr/bikes/fsdh1.jpg">
    <img src="https://206.75.155.18/kmr/bikes/fsdh2.jpg">

    My air-damping modified Manitou 3 custom painted by Chris Chance...
    <img src="https://206.75.155.18/kmr/bikes/timega4.jpg">

    One of my air-damping modified Manitou 2s....
    <img src="https://206.75.155.18/kmr/bikes/thunder5.jpg">

    Assorted Manitou parts (including enough to build a couple Manitou 1s)
    <img src="https://206.75.155.18/kmr/bikes/mparts.jpg">
    <img src="https://206.75.155.18/kmr/bikes/mparts2.jpg">
    <img src="https://206.75.155.18/kmr/bikes/mparts3.jpg">

    Oh and what happens when you ride an M3 so long than the stanchions wear out...
    <img src="https://206.75.155.18/kmr/bikes/m3b.jpg">

    Fortunetly I got an NOS Manitou 4 on ebay and was able to use its stanchion tubes to keep my M3 running.

  2. #2
    Carsten
    Guest
    even here i can contribute something

    1993 Manitou FS 18", frame #255, February 5 1993. Manitou 2. The bike is unridden and mint (except for the missing "E" on the chain stay). I still need a black Answer A-TAC, no rise, no noodle to make it perfect!



    Carsten

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: EBasil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,127

    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead!

    Beautiful bike, Carsten.

    Here's the second of my Manitou HT's, late in its life:



    And here she is as a SingleSpeed:


  4. #4

    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    143
    Carsten, i've said it before, and ill say it again. I LOVE THAT BIKE.

    and it is perfect surely? ('cept i'd have clips and straps on if it were mine!)


    one that was recently on ebay, and one that I hope to be able to stroke, and maybe ride soon (come on badger, you know you want me to!):







    Djuc

  5. #5
    FreeRider 4 Real (not!)
    Reputation: erkan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    363
    Quote Originally Posted by Carsten
    even here i can contribute something

    1993 Manitou FS 18", frame #255, February 5 1993. Manitou 2. The bike is unridden and mint (except for the missing "E" on the chain stay). I still need a black Answer A-TAC, no rise, no noodle to make it perfect!

    Carsten
    Why not ride it?

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    276

    Manitou welds

    MANITOU Welds
    I know these old Manitou's weren't the most "bomb proof" of frames but they sure were some of the most "beautiful". If you haven't seen one of these up close the welds on them are spectacular stacked dimes. (you owners know what I mean!)

    Anyone got some pictures of Juergen Beneke railing on one of these beauties at Mammouth? He sure was fast at the Reebok Eliminator back in the day.

    I've got an NOS one with Manitou 3's front and rear that's still a work in progress.

    -mtnwing

  7. #7

    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    143
    Why not ride it?
    well, it aint my thing, but then I dont own a fully NOS Manitou with the correct and Original components, so its hard to say whether I would in Carstens situation... its not like he hasnt got other bikes he does ride, and I suppose it is quite nice to keep something nmew and original, like keeping Comics in the wrappers and never exposing them to sunlight or reading them (again, not my cup of Cha) but you can see why people do it, its a different thing if, in the case of my most prized bike, its been ridden for 15 years already, sure, I polish her and put nice bits on her, and I dont really ride her as hard as my other bikes, but hey, she's got some scratches, shes been used, so I cant do any worse (If I broke her I would be distraught btw)

    Djuc

  8. #8
    Doesntplaywellwithmorons!
    Reputation: DeeEight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    10,901
    Quote Originally Posted by erkan
    Why not ride it?
    that's how cracks form, and manitou's were great for developing cracks.

Similar Threads

  1. Is the shock on this bike.........
    By CheeseHead in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-17-2004, 09:14 AM

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.