Neroli's forks live again.....

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Neroli's forks live again.....

Post by Ian Long » Thu Jan 06, 2005 13:03

While cleaning the bikes at the end of today's ride, I checked Neroli's front forks. Either they are completely dry of oil, or she has managed to bend them or both.
Looks like I was a little harsh in my initial assessment. The forks weren't bent, they were full of water!

They have now been regreased and lubed and are working fine again (for the moment.....)
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Post by MartinF » Fri Jan 07, 2005 18:52

Water is such a poor lubricant for forks - pretty cheapskate of you to try substituting water for proper lube oil :wink:
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Post by Ian Long » Sat Jan 08, 2005 13:17

May be I was a bit hasty - "working fine". I can compress them, but only 40mm or so by putting all my weight on them. Neroli can hardly move them at all.

Posh new forks are on the way......
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Post by Ian Long » Tue Jan 11, 2005 13:25

New forks fitted & set up - Marzocchi MX Comp ETA 105mm, yum yum. :D :D

If there is no wind this weekend, blame Neroli, it is because she wants to try out her new toys. 8)
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Post by Al Donald » Wed Jan 12, 2005 13:05

Unfortunately Saturday is looking wet and only froce 3/4 so not ideal for bike or sail. Nice forks though! The air/coil combination should overcome the slight stickiness that can affect some air forks. I must say I've struggled for a while now to decide whether to go with coil or air forks on my new bike. Currently I am favouring coil, but you may have the perfect solution!

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