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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:10 pm 
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I´m still waiting for the fork. This week it should arrive. And if it is in good working condition, I will use this bicycle for normal routes.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:28 pm 
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Fork recieved but the work has not been done. The rebound doesn´t work ...


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:35 pm 
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How should I add oil to this fork? Only in the upper side ? (via presta valve?) And how much?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:55 am 
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It is an air/oil suspension fork, it needs compresses air to move and oil to do the damping.
You can find all informations about the XC700 here: https://dr-marzocchi.projectweb.de/wp-c ... chnung.pdf

You can check the oil level by dissassemble the aluminium air cap, best advice is to use a top air cap puller like this one (picture enclosed).

Means: let the air pressure out, push the top air cap into the stanchion tube (1cm), take the ring out, lift the air cap by using the air cap puller - please re-read it in the manual.
Don't use other tools like pliers, you will damage the part for sure!

If you have any other question about this fork, seals or spares, just drop me a note.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:50 am 
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HI there.

I am about to re-build my XC-700's, and would like to know ... do you have any of those 'top cap puller's available for sale?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:50 pm 
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Yes, I created my own. Usualy I also have an offer @ Eb##, but here it is: https://dr-marzocchi.projectweb.de/prod ... tion-tool/

I can send you an discount code for RetroBike users ;-)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:03 am 
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I have recived the caps, nice.

Thank you for the advice. I will check the oil level.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:46 pm 
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Oil level ok and all works. Amazing, this XC700 was better than the Judy XC or Indys forks or any Manitou 1,2,3,4,5. Smooth and lineal not progresive.

Now I have to wait until stop rainning. More than 1 month raining near every day. The reservoirs were too low so it is quite good, but for cycling not.

I cannot wait to ride this bicycle. I bought for city only because I like how it looks and I don´t whant a boring new MTB but it is quite fun so I will use as it was supose to be use: fun in paths and trails. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:54 pm 
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Well done!

Ride in the rain, it's great!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:03 am 
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I have been following this thread and glad to see you have given the fork new life !


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