another geek question: fork overhaul

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by W E I, Nov 6, 2003.

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  1. W E I

    W E I Guest

    hi there do you really send your front shock in for overhaul every 1 or 2 years? my 2001 z-1 x-fly
    has got about 50 rides in the course of 2 years (strictly trails, no crazy jumps, i am a 140lb small
    fellow). during the last few rides, i felt there is a very slight bushing play in the fork. it's not
    a big problem now. just want to check how often do you guys overhaul the front shock.

    my 2002 manitou black elite is still solid (maybe 25 rides), however, the cheap plastic knobs on the
    crown are both broken

    also, any good shop around nyc area would you recommend for the overhaul job? (i have mixed feeling
    about sid's bike, they repacked a rolf rear hub for me a while ago, charged me $30, 40 rides later
    the cassette hub is broken, however i realize it might not have anything to do with them at all)

    thanks in advance w

    btw, any one has a rear cassette hub or a 24h hub for a rolf wheel? or maybe a way to convert a rear
    hub with broken casset hub into single speed? (just got into fixed gear finally and loves the idea
    of single speed, have a old rocky cro-mo HT that's perfect for this, i even got all the conversion
    bits 2 years ago)

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  2. Carla A-G

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    "w e i" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > hi there do you really send your front shock in for overhaul every 1 or 2 years? my 2001 z-1 x-fly
    > has got about 50 rides in the course of 2 years (strictly trails, no crazy jumps, i am a 140lb
    > small fellow). during the last few rides, i felt there is a very slight bushing play in the fork.
    > it's not a big problem now. just want to check how often do you guys overhaul the front shock.

    Depending on how much you ride, the conditions you ride in, and the type of rider...you should
    strive for an overhaul at least every 1-2 years.

    > my 2002 manitou black elite is still solid (maybe 25 rides), however, the cheap plastic knobs on
    > the crown are both broken

    Contact Manitou, maybe they can send you replacements.

    > also, any good shop around nyc area would you recommend for the overhaul job? (i have mixed
    > feeling about sid's bike, they repacked a rolf rear hub for me a while ago, charged me $30, 40
    > rides later the cassette hub is broken, however i realize it might not have anything to do with
    > them at all)

    I don't hang out at any shops in the city, but if you ever manage to come out to the island, go to
    Doug's shop, The Bike Junkie. He'll treat you right.

    > btw, any one has a rear cassette hub or a 24h hub for a rolf wheel? or maybe a way to convert a
    > rear hub with broken casset hub into single speed? (just got into fixed gear finally and loves the
    > idea of single speed, have a old rocky cro-mo HT that's perfect for this, i even got all the
    > conversion bits 2 years ago)

    Try this, you can actually make them yourself from a couple of used cd's:

    http://www.offcamber.com/Product_Reviews/Discos.html

    - CA-G

    Can-Am Girls Kick Ass!
     
  3. x

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    >do you really send your front shock in for overhaul every 1 or 2 years? my 2001 z-1 x-fly has got
    >about 50 rides in the course of 2 years (strictly trails, no crazy jumps, i am a 140lb small
    >fellow). during the last few rides, i felt there is a very slight bushing play in the fork. it's
    >not a big problem now. just want to check how often do you guys overhaul the front shock.

    Maybe I need to go back and read my 'zocci x-fly 100's so-called manual...but my recollection is
    that there's nothing needed that can't be done by the user.

    I've been just changing the oil every year. So far, so good. Sooner or later, I guess it will be
    time to replace the seals...but that didn't seem to need any special tools or anything.
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    PeteCresswell
     
  4. Miles Todd

    Miles Todd Guest

    (Pete Cresswell) wrote:

    > I've been just changing the oil every year. So far, so good. Sooner or later, I guess it will be
    > time to replace the seals...but that didn't seem to need any special tools or anything.

    A screwdriver. A hammer. The only special tool you need is a really big socket that fits perfectly
    on the seal all the way around so you can tap it in evenly.

    The job is as simple as you can imagine. The only thing you have to watch out for is to not damage
    the paint when you pry up the old seals.

    Miles
     
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