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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:48 pm 
Old School Hero
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Hi all,

I have a pair of early Specialized forks that came on a bike that have the same top cap as I've seen on Mag 21's - think RS made the internals anyway - so what do I need to get air into them, I have a shock pump with the schraeder type fitting for other bikes and I think I need some sort of needle type thing, same as for pumping up footballs? ... can you buy these to put on the pump I have and where from, would you get them in places like sportsworld jjb or whatever or would my LBS have them?

Thanks

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:08 pm 
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You need a needdle type .

I have a damaged serynge if you want . the needle is fine , but the plastic casing of the serynge is a bit broken , so not sure it holds enough air .

I can a pic tomorrow if you want .


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:57 pm 
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one of these .............


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:02 pm 
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That is it .


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:12 am 
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I recently sold mine to someone in Italy. The opening on the needle is on the end and not on the side like a basketball needle. Does it matter, I am not sure. ???

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:26 am 
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quick file end to bodge one? Is it same diameter as footy needle?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:22 am 
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Thanks for the replies guys,

I've been on the lookout on ebay for one of those pumps but haven't seen any?

cchris2lou, I might be able to use that one somehow so I've pm'd you, thanks.

Anyone know if the football/basketball type needle would fit on my shock pump, I really want to be able to know the pressure I'll be putting in as I don't want to blow the forks up - no pun intended :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:21 pm 
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football needles do not have the same size, they are to thick
I sanded one down in diameter to fit (the needle from my shock
pump was broken in my toolbox)


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