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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:16 pm 
aka Leo Swayer
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The headshock on my recently acquired F700 has no boing whatsoever.
Are they a pig to rebuild?
Are parts available?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:31 pm 
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Manual is available on Sheldon's site


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:36 pm 
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Thanks
Just need a source of parts then.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:56 pm 
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Location: Bournemouth's most wanted
strips of roller bearings!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:01 pm 
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Sounds fun!!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:11 pm 
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Grannygrinder wrote:
Sounds fun!!


It's not!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:40 pm 
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Are parts still available? Or anything that would work
I could fit reducer cups and go rigid.....but i like a little bit of bounce!!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:25 pm 
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Grannygrinder wrote:
Sounds fun!!



If you're as optimistic after a rebuild, I've got one here that also needs working on!

There's a good bit of information contained in this thread.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... h#p2743315

There was a Tech at Edinburgh Bicycle, in Alvanley Terrace, who had the castle tools for them, I'm not sure if he/they are still there.

I'm a long way off having the time to start on mine, so any findings would be pilfered unashamedly!
All the best,

Mike


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:59 pm 
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parts here https://qwertycycles.co.uk/collections/headshock?page=3

and loose needle rollers in case the strips aren't around https://simplybearings.co.uk/shop/Loose ... index.html


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:09 am 
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Location: All you other Iron Men are just imitating
Cannondale never sold the required tools to the public so they are hard/expensive to source.

Also the x4 needle bearings strips are all different thicknesses..you will need a micrometer to order the right ones. :? They vary by a few thousands of an inch !


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