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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:16 am 
Old School Hero

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Location: Sunny Colchester
For some reason, i seem to have an inordinate amount of time on my hands of late so thought i'd finish that retro build i've had hanging on the wall!

Upon getting the bike down, the forks seemed very hard - gulp!

So i began stripping them down to find that the elastomers had turned to mush.
After much messing around, i managed to clean everything out - but now i need to make them work again!
I don't really want to sped a fortune, given whats going on - does anyone have any springs i could use please, or recommend anyone who sells them - links would be appreciated please.

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Mine are identical to those pictured above

Apologies - as i know this topic has been covered. After reading these threads - a lot of the spring kits seem unavailable now?

Will try to attach a pic as well for reference.

Many thanks in advance guys...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:24 am 
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Location: manchester
This any use? https://www.suspensionforkparts.net/esh ... 6-all.html


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:26 am 
Old School Hero

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Thanks - I did see those, and may well use them.

Was just hoping to future proof against the same happening in the future, hence why i though springs may be the best route....

thanks for your help


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:27 am 
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Have a look here

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=385967&hilit=Elastomer

Nice spin by the way, just be careful if it is an original the hubs tended to “unbond” from the wheel. Not such an issue on the front but rear hubs would just spin when you pedaled.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:42 am 
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Location: Cambridgeshire - flatlands (the horror, the horror)
PM’d - I have a big box of NOS springs.....gold dust....


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:51 am 
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2manyoranges wrote:
PM’d - I have a big box of NOS springs.....gold dust....

Ooh pm coming.


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