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MTBers...are these disc brake thingies near the dropout?(11 posts)

MTBers...are these disc brake thingies near the dropout?JS Haiku Shop
Apr 3, 2003 6:14 AM
I know this is the RBR board, naturally, but i'd prefer to ask here.

just bought this fork from a friend. nobody has any info on it--answer/manitou won't return my e-mails, and calling them means getting stuck in a voice mail loop. any other info would be most valuable!

closer shotJS Haiku Shop
Apr 3, 2003 6:14 AM
No, there aren't disc brake attachment on that fork (NM)Swat Dawg
Apr 3, 2003 6:20 AM
Apr 3, 2003 6:26 AM
disc brake thingies are on the back of the fork leg, those look like holes drilled to make the dropout lighter/look faster. Could be wrong, as that fork looks kinda old (anything pre-1999 is ancient) and discs weren't exactly standardized back then, wild guess is the fork is from sometime between 1995 and 1998 or so...

Apr 3, 2003 6:57 AM
"... wild guess is the fork is from sometime between 1995 and 1998 or so..."

I'd maybe go back even farther back... 93-95ish??

Good Luck!!
I'd guess older toolaffeaux
Apr 3, 2003 11:28 AM
I've not seen that fork before. I looked it up at:

Manitou does not appear to have made a fork called a Kamikaze. Possibly it was made my Answer prior to purchasing Manitou (1994?). Hmmm... I'd guess it's a rebranded Manitou 2 circa 1993 - very old in any case.

The others are right, the holes are for looks. Marzocchi is the king of drilling holes in forks - the XC-500 looked like the legs were made of swiss cheese.
closer shotlonebikeroftheapocalypse
Apr 3, 2003 12:41 PM
That thing is definitely old. Looks like its a threaded 1" steerer and it has the cantilever brake cable hanger thingy on the brake bridge. The last suspension fork I had that was made for cantis was a '95 rock shox. Definitely predates the current disk brake fad.
Drill outsCharlie Amerique
Apr 3, 2003 7:58 AM
Those holes were drilled into the fork to reduce weight, similar to the holes drilled into the arch. Answer used to do this in order to address the claims from Rock Shox about the lightest fork in town.

BTW: That thing is about 10 years old and is probably unsupported by everyone (Answer certainly will not support it anymore).

a friend sold you that fork? he should have let you have it $0climbo
Apr 3, 2003 8:09 AM
was part of a 'grab bag' with other stuff i'm familiar with nmJS Haiku Shop
Apr 3, 2003 8:21 AM
If it 'works' for you...JBergland
Apr 3, 2003 11:59 AM
... that's all that really counts!!

Take Care!!