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    1991 Manitou

This is from a relatively early batch of Doug Bradbury built Manitou bikes.  The construction is pretty straight forward with pie cuts in the seat stays to form the bend and square tubing for chain stays.  There are extra gussets around the head tube and bottom bracket that are somewhat reminiscent of Cunninghams.  The fork is an early Manitou before they went to the numbering system for models.  The fork has a Magura-specific brace with tabs to brace the brake calipers and the frame has through-guides for the hydraulic lines.  Hubs appear to have Bullseye flanges with custom centers to get 115mm front and 145mm rear spacing

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Frame Aluminum
Fork Manitou suspension
Rear Shock NA
Rims Mavic Oxygen M6CD rear, Bontrager/MA40 cut-down front
Hubs Manitou custom 115mm front 145mm rear
Spokes DT Stainless Steel 3 cross
Tires Ritchey racing K Force 1.9
Pedals Sakae with toe clips
Crank Cook Bros. Racing
Chain Shimano HG
Rear Cogs Sachs 7  speed freewheel
Bottom Bracket Cook Bros
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Shifters Shimano Deore XT 7 speed index thumb
Handlebars Black alloy
Stem Tioga T bone
Headset Chris King no logo with custom top nut
Brake set Magura hydraulic
Brake levers Magura hydraulic
Saddle Wrights W3N
Seat Post Black Steel
Colors Aluminum
Size 19 c-t
Serial #   None

 

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