Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:48 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:00 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider

Joined: Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:02 pm
Posts: 274
Location: Airdrie North Lanarkshire
im trying to get the rear shock off ive got the rear bolt out and the two front allen headed ones but i cant get the front of the shock free any ideas?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:10 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
King of the Skip Monkeys
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:34 pm
Posts: 26174
Location: Moomin Valley
From memory you have to gently tap something through.

These are getting old now so sometimes bits fur up.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:02 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider

Joined: Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:02 pm
Posts: 274
Location: Airdrie North Lanarkshire
got it off and changed just to find out the new shock is too long


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:51 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:59 am
Posts: 4437
Location: Near Southampton
ewanm77 wrote:
got it off and changed just to find out the new shock is too long


Ahh mate I had a world of trouble getting mine apart and didn't succeed as well as you...shock length (as I'm sure you now know) should be 165mm eye to eye...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:23 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider

Joined: Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:02 pm
Posts: 274
Location: Airdrie North Lanarkshire
east jobs are always the hardest
the shock i bought was ment to be a 165mm after some time and swearing i got it all on and the rear of the shock touches the seat tube unless its wound all the way back then it only hits when you lift the bike think its a 170mm.Time for another shock dont care what kind as long as its cheap and works got to mot the car next month so cash is a bit tight


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:27 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:59 am
Posts: 4437
Location: Near Southampton
ewanm77 wrote:
east jobs are always the hardest
the shock i bought was ment to be a 165mm after some time and swearing i got it all on and the rear of the shock touches the seat tube unless its wound all the way back then it only hits when you lift the bike think its a 170mm.Time for another shock dont care what kind as long as its cheap and works got to mot the car next month so cash is a bit tight


well I have the original shock still stuck to the rear swing arm!! You are welcome to it for the price of the postage...probably about a tenner although good luck with freeing it I started to saw through the axle!

Doug


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:32 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider

Joined: Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:02 pm
Posts: 274
Location: Airdrie North Lanarkshire
has that nasty double ended bolt seazed?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:36 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:59 am
Posts: 4437
Location: Near Southampton
ewanm77 wrote:
has that nasty double ended bolt seazed?



yup and despite a lot of mm shifting one way and another and some penetrating oil it would not shift! So I decided the hacksaw was the way forward...about 2 thirds of the way through I noticed cracks in the rear swingarm and gave up!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:39 pm 
MacRetro rider
MacRetro rider

Joined: Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:02 pm
Posts: 274
Location: Airdrie North Lanarkshire
if you can find out how much it is to post ill take if off your hands. its all thats holding me back from riding it wanting to give the new pedals and brakes a try and ive broke my newer bike so missing out on the good weather


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:41 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:59 am
Posts: 4437
Location: Near Southampton
ewanm77 wrote:
if you can find out how much it is to post ill take if off your hands. its all thats holding me back from riding it wanting to give the new pedals and brakes a try and ive broke my newer bike so missing out on the good weather



Well as I say the shock is still attached to the swing arm! So I recon that £10 would cover it...


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: al-onestare, aldursil, Cheshire1980, IHateRain, JoeG, kingbling, MSNbot Media, raidan73 and 27 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group