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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:29 pm 
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Im taking mine apart, and a full detailed diagram would really help?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:43 pm 
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Are you sure you mean Switchblades, the fork? There's not a lot of parts to it.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:51 pm 
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yep, would like a breakdown


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I think you mean "Shockblades". :?:

Switchblades are a rigid triple clamp like a Bontrager.


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Thanks Crell. I was trying to figure out how to say, "Just look at it dumbass" in a diplomatic way :-)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:40 pm 
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pinguwin wrote:
Thanks Crell. I was trying to figure out how to say, "Just look at it dumbass" in a diplomatic way :-)


sorry, ive solved it now - blowtorch solves everything :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:


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If they were Switchblades just tell us they were Shockblades and no one need ever know..... :lol:


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No they were shockblades, i dunno where i got switchblades from


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:31 pm 
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Shockblades have got to be the simplest forks in the world next to rigids and should not need a diagram.

Take the top caps off, get a long allan key and undo the bolts at the bottom of the legs then pull apart. Only thing you'll find inside are elastomers, there are no springs.

I had a set once, they suffered badly fom stiction and even when working only moved when you hit something really hard. Little better than a flexstem with precious little extra travel. In their favour they looked good and being alloy were little heavier than a rigid steel fork.

Have fun..............Cheers


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:38 am 
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a little up lol

How much elastomers ?
elastomers sizes ?


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