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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:56 pm 
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jeepers that is big , will have a check for you

what shape is it ? looks like a tube ?


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 Post subject: Size
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:21 pm 
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It's a bit like a sandwich... :?

Have a look at the photo above to have an idea of what it's like. I can also send you some more photos from different angles if that's of any help


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 Post subject: Coming together...
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:00 pm 
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The Klein's coming together, although still no luck with the elastomer yet... :(

I even tried Trek (twice) but they haven't even had the decency to reply to my request of help :x

Anyway, here's a photo to show where I'm up to... 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:59 pm 
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Howdy, this is my first post on these forums. Coincidentally, I own the exact Klein Karma MTB that PACERC250T linked up above (The orange and black leaning against the white fence. Bought it just a few months ago via craigslist here in Los Angeles) and have been riding it quite a bit this summer. Great and cushy as a road bike, but as an MTB it'd prolly be lackluster for anyone who isn't a beginner. The rear elastomer suspension is still in good working condition, although my guess is it's more spongy/bouncy than it was when the bike was new.

Since picking up the Karma, I too have been hunting for a backup elastomer just in case the original bites the dust. Unfortunately, my hours of searching came up with zilch. If it'll help get something crafted, I can yank my rear suspension and take measurements/pix or something. Perhaps even find the proper stuff to make a negative mold (w/o damaging the current elastomer) and ship it to the crafter.

Anyhow, here's a couple other pix dug up when I'd been googling. Not of my bike, they're of a Pave model, but looks to be the same as what's on my bike.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:27 pm 
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yeh , its the size and the shape thats the problem , my supplier does them in all sorts of shapes , even triangular

but just not that size shape , was hoping to get one big square and shape to fit

not given up yet :wink:


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 Post subject: Arhah!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:34 pm 
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I've been speaking to Jim at:

www.suspensionforkparts.com
P.O. Box 1001
St. Teresa, NM 88008

1-866-296-0058

I've sent loads of photos and measurements but haven't an old unit to refer back to; maybe you could help on that one?! :wink: :lol:


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Slow response due to our being out of town, just got back in from our flight. Either tomorrow or at worst this weekend I'll yank the rear elastomer off my bike and get some measurements. Prolly just trace an outline of it from a few angles onto some paper, then scan the image.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:33 am 
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RabidTreeMonkey wrote:
Slow response due to our being out of town, just got back in from our flight. Either tomorrow or at worst this weekend I'll yank the rear elastomer off my bike and get some measurements. Prolly just trace an outline of it from a few angles onto some paper, then scan the image.


Great thanks! :D


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 Post subject: More info...
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:55 pm 
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PACERC250T wrote:
RabidTreeMonkey wrote:
Slow response due to our being out of town, just got back in from our flight. Either tomorrow or at worst this weekend I'll yank the rear elastomer off my bike and get some measurements. Prolly just trace an outline of it from a few angles onto some paper, then scan the image.


Great thanks! :D


I've heard back from the elastomer company and they've offered to make one as detailed below:

Hi Pete,

Its hard to see what the elastomer needs to look like. We can make a
custom kit that is 4"x 4"x 1.5" with a .5" hole or solid? Will this work?


Thanks,

Jim

www.suspensionforkparts.com
P.O. Box 1001
St. Teresa, NM 8008

1-866-296-0058

Sounds promising :D


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:48 pm 
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Another apology for not getting back with pix sooner. Got a viral infection thanks to either food we ate at the end of our vacation or else this rude lady on the plane who repeatedly sneezed on us (instead of her husband) without covering her nose/mouth. Ugh. Between that and work, been playing catch up ever since.

Okay, all that aside, I said I'd get on some scans of the elastomer, and I will. It won't happen tonight since got plans after work, and might take till Sunday, but dammit I will make it happen! Thanks for the patience. Will post 'em as soon as it's done.


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