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     aquaman2 updated 11 years, 1 month ago 4 Members · 5 Posts
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  • Nicholas-c

    Member
    26 December 2009 at 3:19 am

    Hey guys, Basically my brother being as clever as he is, bought a used bike from ebay… £200… i thought it was going to be good one, boy was i wrong.

    Problems i have fixed

    Pedal – Fell off on his first ride (Thread was non-existent, new crank arm needed)

    Seat came loose – simple simple fix.

    Gears numbers didn’t match actual gears – simple fix

    Read brake cable not long enough – New cable

    Problems i cant seem to fix myself and need help with…

    Front suspension – Alot of movement, With his body weight on it bottoms out (even if we adjust it) and if you lift it off the ground the suspension falls until its stopped

    Rear suspension – Even with spring adjustment its still hard even when the spring is at its loosest

    Basically he has been ripped off, any tips how to fix suspension issues?

    Thanks

    Nicholas-c

  • BMR

    Member
    26 December 2009 at 7:42 am

    Any idea what the bike is? and any names on the front forks as it could be that the forks are air type and are completely flat, on the otherhand the rear shock could be over inflated for his weight.

    Brian.

  • Nicholas-c

    Member
    26 December 2009 at 3:12 pm

    His front forks are “Rock shox” I cant find model numbers or anything

    I cant find a make/model for the rear shock/spring

  • Gunner

    Member
    26 December 2009 at 3:14 pm

    How much do you want to spend put the bike right?

  • aquaman2

    Member
    26 December 2009 at 3:45 pm

    if bike is not as described open a dispute with ebay, send the bag of shit back from whence it came. at the end of the day £200 isnt cheap to most people is it. if keeping check out this link for half decent forks on a budget.

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/Sale/26/RockShox_Dart_3_with_Pop_Loc_OE_2009_Suspension_Forks/5360045721/

    rear shock will be tricky. may just need setting up. some springs are for heavier guys so if the lad selling it was a big guy it wont work aswell for a smaller guy. shox can be an expensive do. what size is the rear shock.

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