Q: Modifying Air shock with elastomers?

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by Charles, Feb 22, 2003.

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  1. Charles

    Charles Guest

    I have a Fox Air Vanilla rear shock on my bike that leaks air, and am wondering if it's possible to
    open up the unit and insert elastomers, and just forget about the air completely.

    Am 45 and I ride only in the city and light trail, what am looking for is comfort only. Is there a
    quick cheap fix to this leaking air problem, I don't want to pay hundreds to have it rebuilt.

    If this is possible what kind of elestomers, guage, size? I weigh 160.

    Thanks

    Charles.
     
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  2. Tsheer

    Tsheer Guest

    news:[email protected]...
    > I have a Fox Air Vanilla rear shock on my bike that leaks air, and am wondering if it's possible
    > to open up the unit and insert elastomers, and just forget about the air completely.
    >
    > Am 45 and I ride only in the city and light trail, what am looking for is comfort only. Is there a
    > quick cheap fix to this leaking air problem, I don't want to pay hundreds to have it rebuilt.
    >
    > If this is possible what kind of elestomers, guage, size? I weigh 160.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Charles.

    Rebuild at Fox is $60 to $100.
     
  3. Michael Dart

    Michael Dart Guest

    news:[email protected]...
    > I have a Fox Air Vanilla rear shock on my bike that leaks air, and am wondering if it's possible
    > to open up the unit and insert elastomers, and just forget about the air completely.
    >
    > Am 45 and I ride only in the city and light trail, what am looking for is comfort only. Is there a
    > quick cheap fix to this leaking air problem, I don't want to pay hundreds to have it rebuilt.
    >
    > If this is possible what kind of elestomers, guage, size? I weigh 160.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Charles.
     
  4. Michael Dart

    Michael Dart Guest

    news:[email protected]...
    > I have a Fox Air Vanilla rear shock on my bike that leaks air, and am wondering if it's possible
    > to open up the unit and insert elastomers, and just forget about the air completely.
    >
    > Am 45 and I ride only in the city and light trail, what am looking for is comfort only. Is there a
    > quick cheap fix to this leaking air problem, I don't want to pay hundreds to have it rebuilt.
    >
    > If this is possible what kind of elestomers, guage, size? I weigh 160.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Charles.

    Don't think so on the elastomers. You can get a air chamber seal kit from Fox for about $3.00 +S&H
    by calling 831-768-1100. Download the service video to see how to install it, it's not hard.
    http://www.foxracingshox.com/mountainbike/html/movies.html You will also need some Englund's Slick
    Honey grease.

    Mike
     
  5. crazy6r54

    crazy6r54 Guest

    Just go out and by a Fox spring shock till you get your Air one rebuilt.

    Fire up MTB 03
     
  6. You're the only person I've met in my entire life who WANTS elastomer anywhere near their bike.

    Either you havent used it before or you're just completely ignorant.

    Go and get a re-build from fox. You'll be much happier.

    Small Black Dog
     
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