Thursday, December 29, 2005

For want of a "real" 2-9er fork from Manitou...




here are some better pics of the closest manitou has come to-date to producing a 'niner fork. thanks to some creative use of circa-1997 bontrager "BERTs", the fork now has a maximum of 75mm of travel (I thought it'd only be 65mm, but it's turned out better than expected). I had to reduce the travel to compensate for the larger 700c wheel. as you can see, tire clearance is tight, but it's barely enough to fit a bontrager jones acx 2.2, so it's not too bad -- just don't get into any mud...

cheers,
mg

17 comments:

3p0 said...

what do you mean don't get into mud dude,

you got the perfect mud cleaner there,

arch, arch, arch.

old school lowers looking good dude.

have a good new year if I don't see ya.

mg said...

hey 3p0... are you headed down to the party tonight? if so, tell hoss happy birthday for me. after last night at nate's, i either picked up some bad tacquitos, or a flu bug, but either way, I'm not able to get out tonight. I'm feeling better than I was this morning, but not goin' out to celebrate Hoss' birthday in style sorta' good. You know what i mean...

Have fun tonight, and a fun new year. You're workin' at the bar, right? If so, we might just see ya'. No set plans for new years yet... :-}

Cheers,
MG

Willy Jo said...

yo wat r u doin messin with our blob batches? we no you dont swing that way. who you kiddin?

mg said...

what r y talkin about there quarbait? i even got me a wife 'n shit.

beeatch...

mg said...

yer just jealout 'cuz you couddnt git into the honeyhive willy jo.

honeyhive said...

Willy Jo is a bitch with a bleeding ass and a hooked cock.

honeyhive said...

I mean he has a hook in his cock, not like a fishing hook, it's actually crooked, or at least that's what I hear from Cletus. ;)

Willy Jo said...

lotsa quars hav wives its good cover.

i notice eviry time yer hetro is qwestioned you bring yer wife up. hmm maybe you hasvnt com to terms yet.

anyhoo its ok to be quar. stop bein a phobe.

Willy Jo said...

yo honey batch

i alreedy told id give you 3.5 inches of pure hell fire. dont act like yer not intersted. you folow me evirywhere .

stoopid batch

thats ok tho i like stoopid batches. sumtimes

3p0 said...

naw, last night I went to sleep after grillin salmon, and making jerkey,

I'm saving up for the throw down this weekend,

all day at the bar saturday, open, set up, drinking, working, then after hours.

recover sunday...
maybe i'll see ya down there.
you have a fun time saturday am on the ride.

mg said...

i'm just going to stay outta' the honeyhive/willy jo brawl, but willy, i'm totally down with the quars... i have to be -- i'd have fewer friends if i wasn't, but i've been convinced of my hetero-ness beyond the shadow of a doubt... i only mention my beautiful wife because i'd have to be quar not to want a hottie like her!

cvo -- mmm... jerky. now you're talkin'. save me a big hunk 'o the stuff... pleeeeeeeaaaase!

Willy Jo said...

d u have any fotos of sed wife? cuse er.. ah..id like to see her iffin shes hot and all.

tell her to stop by the truck parkin blob iffin she hasnt alredy.

oot

mg said...

lol... i'll have her stop by willy. she's heard all 'bout you.
l8

honeyhive said...

I wanna see!

honeyhive said...

Maybe we could swap, your wife for this truck parkin' quar that I can't seem to shake ;)

jungle jane said...

i once ate a manitee. it tasted like chicken...

mg said...

no way on the trade... it was way too hard to get her -- my family is full of 'necks anyway. i don't need any more! lol..
mg