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Reason to have bicycle mechanic freinds

July 5 2012 at 8:44 PM
Rick Evans  (Login Arkonbey)
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I work turning wrenches at a bike shop. Last month I was being walked through my first overhaul of a Fox suspension fork. When the time came to throw out the seals, I noticed the springs that hold the seals to the sliders.

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They're very tight little springs. When you cut them to break the loop, they're still to springy but, when you add a piece of wire, they become positionable and you get some great 1/32 oxygen hoses!

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About one fork a month gets overhauled and the seals are just thrown out. A little adult-beverage-based encouragement should keep you in springs for a while.

Sorry the images aren't the best; neither is the macro on my digital wink.gif

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