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Old 04-17-02, 07:13 AM   #1
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Manitou HT = Yummy

To follow on from the retro thread, here's a piccy of the Manitou HT mountainbike from 1997.

It's currently on sale on Ebay, and I haven't seen one of these for ages in the UK.

Here's the low down...

Manitou HT

17" medium frame in red this is an Answer Products manitou frame - number 266 stamp dated 24-sep-96. This bike is fully loaded to my own personal dream spec as follows: Manitou Mars CL carbon fibre shocks, Chris King threadless headset in grey, Ringle stem, Easton carbon fibre bars, Yeti grips, Shimano LX shifters, Pauls moto-lite levers, Shimano XTR front and rear derailleurs + SRP (red) ti bolts, XTR Ti 9sp cassette, Action Tec Ti bottom bracket, FSA carbon fibre cranks, Time Atac Titan carbon pedals with Ti spindles, USE carbon fibre seatpost, Sella Italia Ti saddle, Ti seat post bolt, Spinergy Spox wheelset, Panaracer Smoke Tyres, Cook Bros quick releases.

Just the way I would have built it!

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Old 04-17-02, 07:30 AM   #2
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So are you going to buy it?
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Old 04-17-02, 07:36 AM   #3
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Hehe, I wish mate...

I had to sell my body for the Kona I bought...and I only got £3.29 for that

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just curious what is the asking (starting bid) on that bike? or better yet, what would you estimate the price for it be? it does look nice though
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Old 04-18-02, 02:25 AM   #5
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just curious what is the asking (starting bid) on that bike? or better yet, what would you estimate the price for it be? it does look nice though
I had a chat to the bloke selling the bike, and he wants £1,600 for it...

I think it'd go for about £1,200 tops though..maybe even £1,100.

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Old 04-18-02, 04:44 AM   #6
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Sure is nice. Being a weight weenie, I wonder how much it weighs?

22lbs or less? What do you reckon?
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Old 04-18-02, 05:59 AM   #7
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Sure is nice. Being a weight weenie, I wonder how much it weighs?

22lbs or less? What do you reckon?
Hi Weasel,

Would you believe it if I said 19.5lbs?

Check it out!

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Model: Weight
Bar Ends: 0
Bottle Cage: 0
Bottom Bracket: Action Tec 136
Brake Levers: Pauls Love Levers 116
Brakes: Mrazek 109
Cables: XTR 0
Cassette: XTR Ti 9sp 235
Chain Guard: 0
Chain: XTR 300
Crankset: FSA Carbon + rings 409
Derlr (Front) XTR 113
Derlr (Rear) XTR 207
Fork: Manitou Mars CL 1260
Frame: Manitou HT 1558
Grips: Yeti 81
Handlebar: Easton CT2 - cut 100
Headset: Chris King 126
Hub (Front) Chris King Classic + 517 + spokes + nips 634
Hub (Rear) Chris King Classic + 517 + spokes + nips 893
Nipples: See above 0
Pedals: Time Atac Titan Ti spindle 360
Quick Releases: Cook Bros. Ti 92
Rims: See above 0
Seat Binder: Ti 30
Seat: Sella Italia Flite Ti 201
Seatpost: USE Carbon 0
Shifters: Shimano LX 244
Shock (Rear) See above 0
Spokes: See above 0
Stem: Ringle 190
Tire (Front) Panaracer Fire XC 507
Tire (Rear): Panaracer Fire XC 507
Tubes: Specialized 352


Total 8877 Grams
19.57 Pounds
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Cheers Rich. I'm with you - I would have to sell my body a thousand times before I could buy that.
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Old 04-19-02, 07:49 AM   #9
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And here's a picture of the original Doug Bradbury Manitou from way back in 1990/1

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What I want is one of the manitou fs bikes....those are cool.
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They have some Bridgestones over at ebay right now Rich.
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Thanks Fuby :thumbup:

They are retro aren't they! We didn't get any Bridgestones over here, but they look pretty smart, can't go wrong with the Ritchey Logic tubing either.

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They are retro aren't they! We didn't get any Bridgestones over here, but they look pretty smart, can't go wrong with the Ritchey Logic tubing either.

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Yeah man. There wa one for 117 or something. I'm starting a job next week so maybe sometime this summer I can get a retro MTB. It would be cool to find a Mud Fox or whatever. I saw some pics of them in a very old MTB book I was reading at the library. I think they were made in England.
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hmmm, the LBS here in Tokyo sells a brand called "Muddy Fox." wonder if it's the same people?
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Muddy Fox mountain bikes were probably the first popular production mountain bike in the UK. In the late 80's and early 90's, they had a womens european MTB champion called Silvia Furst riding for them..she went on to race for Specialized.

I really wanted the Roadrunner bike, which was just below their Courier bike.

Not too sure what their current range are like, but I think there are better makes out there now.

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