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Mar 17, 2020 at 12:21
Mar 17, 2020
Now THAT Was a Bike: 1991 Bradbury Manitou FS
Ok yeah. I need to larn the proper terms. As a guy who's been living in the world of vintage hardtails, my suspension speak at a toddler level. What I meant is that while there is some bob in the bike there is no feedback from the drivetrain. That pedaling feedback was one of the worst features of the early FS designs.
secondspincycles secondspincycles's article
Mar 17, 2020 at 10:40
Mar 17, 2020
Now THAT Was a Bike: 1991 Bradbury Manitou FS
Bars are a bit lower??? No... it's a huge difference when you sit on eihter bike, even with sag the Pivot sits a mile higher up front which at least for me dramatically changes how the bike feels. Not gonna argue the rest, but the feel of these two bikes when just riding around, not even really pushing it is dramatically different. FWIW the wheelbase on the Pivot is a 2.25" longer, which you notice a bit in some tight singletrack, but again I'm never pushing as hard on the vintage bikes as I do on the modern ones - which isn't that hard either
secondspincycles secondspincycles's article
Mar 17, 2020 at 10:35
Mar 17, 2020
Now THAT Was a Bike: 1991 Bradbury Manitou FS
Fair enough, but up until this time all of the other designs that had been fielded (which numbered more than 2) relied on a single rear shock.
secondspincycles secondspincycles's article
Mar 17, 2020 at 9:57
Mar 17, 2020
Now THAT Was a Bike: 1991 Bradbury Manitou FS
Not according to manufacturer spec... things were funny like that back then, a front tire reversed was also a rear tire...
secondspincycles secondspincycles's article
Mar 17, 2020 at 8:13
Mar 17, 2020
Now THAT Was a Bike: 1991 Bradbury Manitou FS
@ForrestRover: full disclosure, this bike has a new HT and had several cracks repaired on the rear swingarm... it'll continue to see light trail use though
secondspincycles secondspincycles's article
Mar 17, 2020 at 7:07
Mar 17, 2020
Now THAT Was a Bike: 1991 Bradbury Manitou FS
That's how it came, it was a custom 31.8 seatpost shaft with the head assembly provided by Ringle from their Moby posts. Since nobody made posts in that diameter Doug had to make his own.
secondspincycles secondspincycles's article
Mar 17, 2020 at 6:29
Mar 17, 2020
Now THAT Was a Bike: 1991 Bradbury Manitou FS
@FurryCrew: I don't personally, but I think I can find one. Got lots of fun stuff lined up. Some good, but mostly not so much
secondspincycles secondspincycles's article
Mar 17, 2020 at 4:43
Mar 17, 2020
Now THAT Was a Bike: 1991 Bradbury Manitou FS
@FurryCrew: I have a 1991 SE-2000 sitting here that I intend to get up and running and feature here soon
secondspincycles secondspincycles's article
Mar 17, 2020 at 4:32
Mar 17, 2020
Now THAT Was a Bike: 1991 Bradbury Manitou FS
The parts on this bike are prototypes and provided to Doug (and other )before public release.
secondspincycles secondspincycles's article
Mar 16, 2020 at 17:42
Mar 16, 2020
Now THAT Was a Bike: 1991 Bradbury Manitou FS
@richhouseman: Check my photo gallery, I have a few pics of it in there
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