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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?

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

    Finally getting going on this...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Strongin View Post
    Finally getting going on this...

    Wow, you'd be absolutely appalled with my shed. Would you mind getting that bike out of the way and letting have a better look at the surroundings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bertiewhang View Post
    Wow, you'd be absolutely appalled with my shed. Would you mind getting that bike out of the way and letting have a better look at the surroundings?
    T.I.A. Lee
    Ha! It's actually a bit of a mess right now, but that tool chest has been excellent. I especially enjoyed filling it with tools!
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    My eyes went straight past the frame to the shop and I thought "of course this is what his shop looks like". The shop and frame are very nice.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Strongin View Post
    Ha! It's actually a bit of a mess right now, but that tool chest has been excellent. I especially enjoyed filling it with tools!
    The frame and workshop look fantastic Matthew, although my little shed will never look like your workshop, you've inspired me to have a good old raid up next weekend!
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    It's the Plague and most repair shops are closed or limited in scope. I've put out the word I'm fixing everything in sight to my yoga group and locals. All sorts of little gems have passed thru the repair cave but this caught my attention. Aside from the obvious ugly this is a time capsule that was well used and never left in the rain. Was it Hemingway who said you can tell alot about a man by the knots he ties? I can tell alot about people by the wear marks on their chainrings and where usual puddles of rain might collect.

    After the daughter shows some real interest I'll install better tires, water bottle cage and ditch the suicide brake levers.

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    Back in the bad old days, that rear mech would be replaced by a Suntour VX-GT.
    That mech is from Campags lost in Sinai era, before they reached the promised
    Ergopower Land.
     

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    A bit o' drilling and soldering to get my lady's new WIP set up with some dynamo love. Shutter Precision laced to HED Belgiums, internally wired through the frame and Whisky seatpost to exit and connect to the Supernova E3 I've drilled into the Brooks badge on the saddle. Front light is a Sinewave Beacon.

    Also digging the new workspace, and everything is easier now that I've been unified with my Pelican case full of Abbey tools

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott G. View Post
    Back in the bad old days, that rear mech would be replaced by a Suntour VX-GT.
    That mech is from Campags lost in Sinai era, before they reached the promised
    Ergopower Land.
    Yeah I'm with you. This is on a 5 spd. friction shift bike. Works like a charm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octave View Post
    Also digging the new workspace, and everything is easier now that I've been unified with my Pelican case full of Abbey tools
    Did you pick up the Abbey team issue case or did you put something together yourself?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    Octave > Aida
    *There is a Russian born artist lives a few houses up who created quite a few of those posters.
    PS I need to get out more. That farm is beginning to make me dream.
    Wow, bravo!

    When I was a kid my mother worked at the Lyric Opera in Chicago. For the Opera season I did my schoolwork in the little lobby between dressing rooms, listening to the cast warming up. We'd take walks through the sets from backstage; like walking through pages of a storybook on steroids. My love of opera never waned after that. That poster has come with me from my bedroom in Chicago to my dorm room in California, my grad school apartment in Evanston, my first home, my years in Marseille, and now in the barn.

    Quote Originally Posted by defspace View Post
    Did you pick up the Abbey team issue case or did you put something together yourself?
    Team issue. 'Twas my gift to myself when I got my new job, but I had it sent to my parents in Chicago back in the winter when I bought it and it has sat in their basement until the lady and I moved here to Oregon. It has completely changed the game for me. Now, if only my bikes didn't take an Olympic-level beating on the way over...
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