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by runnyeggsham
October 16th, 2012, 1:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: How do you raise the handle bar stem?
Replies: 14
Views: 4629

Re: How do you raise the handle bar stem?

Thanks Mix! I will try it out this weekend or this week if I have time. I have midterms this week and next. Not much time to play with the bike. I dont want it to break down. I didnt take off the allen screws but I did screw it all the way either cw or ccw and the shocks actually grew in length. The...
by runnyeggsham
October 16th, 2012, 12:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: How do you raise the handle bar stem?
Replies: 14
Views: 4629

Re: How do you raise the handle bar stem?

My Manitou 2 forks were bottomed out and wasted, so I gutted them and installed the Wing's "hard/hard" spring kit (the same that Mixalive spoke about), basically making mine into some sweet rigid BMX forks. The Manitou forks are the same as the Answer BMX fork but with rigid fork tubes. I...
by runnyeggsham
October 16th, 2012, 12:55 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: '93 A2E
Replies: 4
Views: 3893

Re: '93 A2E

Nice bike. I saw your blog. I just got mine 2 weeks ago too. Your shocks look like mine. Flat as a pancake almost....a little spring left but barely. :(
by runnyeggsham
October 12th, 2012, 11:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: How do you raise the handle bar stem?
Replies: 14
Views: 4629

Re: How do you raise the handle bar stem?

I just wasn't sure if the velcro strap was compressing the forks. Here is a picture of my Manitou 4. It is riding a little high (3/8") because it has a Wings spring conversion and is sprung. But subtract what you see in gold and that would be the normal unsprung height of an elastomer Manitou ...
by runnyeggsham
October 11th, 2012, 10:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: How do you raise the handle bar stem?
Replies: 14
Views: 4629

Re: How do you raise the handle bar stem?

Welcome to the forum.. Nice bike. So, the image on the carrier: Is your Manitou 4 cinched up (compressed) with that strap? If the fork normally sits that low on the ground, you may have an elastomer issue. Honestly it looks bottomed out. Yes, it does sit that low to the ground. What do you mean com...
by runnyeggsham
October 11th, 2012, 8:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: How do you raise the handle bar stem?
Replies: 14
Views: 4629

Re: How do you raise the handle bar stem?

Thanks for the welcome and info everyone. And yes, it does say Tree Amigos! Along with the original owner's name, although I am not sure if this was factory or not. It's etched in dot matrix! Talk about vintage! Anyway, I have Gary Fisher Tassajarra too. But that one is in similar condition, maybe a...
by runnyeggsham
October 11th, 2012, 8:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: How do you raise the handle bar stem?
Replies: 14
Views: 4629

Re: How do you raise the handle bar stem?

No, I just loosened that one bolt. Doh! I didn't think those side ones would be necessary. But here are some more pictures. I mounted it on my car. I like the bike a lot. One of my professors saw me cutting through the grass and remarked that maybe he should bring his bike too and bike around campus...
by runnyeggsham
October 10th, 2012, 6:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: How do you raise the handle bar stem?
Replies: 14
Views: 4629

How do you raise the handle bar stem?

This is a stupid question but I looked at an about.com video and it didn't work on my bike. I just bought a 98(?) Barracuda A2V. The handlebar is set to the bottom and I want to raise it. I loosened the allen nut and tried pulling it as hard as I could but it didnt budge. Can someone tell me how to ...

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