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    Default Re: Works in progress: what's on the bike stand today?

    Do the elastomers still have some "spring". Or are they turning to jello?. Look for cracks in the dropouts.
     

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    Default Re: Works in progress: what's on the bike stand today?

    Build getting underway on this classic. Dropped off at the shop to have the threaded headset installed. I can take it from there. A 27.2 seatpost is really tight. Can insert about 12cm max. Wondering if a 27.0 would be worth trying on this.
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    Default Re: Works in progress: what's on the bike stand today?

    Quote Originally Posted by rmplum View Post




    Cutting edge bouncy bouncy tech
    Are those from that guy in New Mexico?
     

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    Default Re: Works in progress: what's on the bike stand today?

    The pink elastomers on the skewer are from a 96 Mach 5 that was otherwise seized up. I bought the M4 in "for parts" and as a backup in case the AMP fork I have can't be sprung soft enough for my son.

    But other than the factory red elastomers being a crumbly , gooey mess the rest of it is pretty mint. I have some new 2nd and 3rd stage rubber on the way. The top out elastomers shown on the compression rod must have been changed at some point because they are black (stock were orange)

    Anyway, it's a neat, old super simple fork than I can completely strip, clean and overhaul in 10 minutes. Something I always wanted back in the day. Those old Manitous are just so cool to my eye.
     

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    Default Re: Works in progress: what's on the bike stand today?

    Quote Originally Posted by rmplum View Post
    The pink elastomers on the skewer are from a 96 Mach 5 that was otherwise seized up. I bought the M4 in "for parts" and as a backup in case the AMP fork I have can't be sprung soft enough for my son.

    But other than the factory red elastomers being a crumbly , gooey mess the rest of it is pretty mint. I have some new 2nd and 3rd stage rubber on the way. The top out elastomers shown on the compression rod must have been changed at some point because they are black (stock were orange)

    Anyway, it's a neat, old super simple fork than I can completely strip, clean and overhaul in 10 minutes. Something I always wanted back in the day. Those old Manitous are just so cool to my eye.
    I used to run an Inversion for exactly the same reasons. Still have the fork stashed away, but I broke the bike that it fits (and I only need one rim-brake mountain bike).
     

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    Default Re: Works in progress: what's on the bike stand today?

    Quote Originally Posted by lumpy View Post
    Are those from that guy in New Mexico?
    This particular fork came from PA
     

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    Default Re: Works in progress: what's on the bike stand today?

    Quote Originally Posted by rmplum View Post
    This particular fork came from PA
    I meant the fresh-looking elastomers. There's a guy in New Mexico who sells replacements.
     

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    Default Re: Works in progress: what's on the bike stand today?

    Quote Originally Posted by lumpy View Post
    I meant the fresh-looking elastomers. There's a guy in New Mexico who sells replacements.
    Yeah - I have some (top out and bottom out) on the way from him, and some on the way from a guy in Europe through retrobike. The pink.ones shown are from a 96 Mach 5, the short yellow ones are original Manitou firm ride kit that were in the fork and intact. They are still "spring" and apparently hold up better than the red ones did.
     

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    Default Re: Works in progress: what's on the bike stand today?

    an old school LBS will have a seat tube reamer. A couple turns may be enough?
     

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