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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:07 pm 
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DrummerKev wrote:
I would be interested if you make a mod to fit a Fox or such shock, put pics up if you do!!


I was waiting on someone who had an adapter made up for their bike to get one made up for me also, but that seems to have stalled for the moment.
Currently considering my options, a rebuild of the Noleen shock would probably be cheapest but I'd like something with a bit of adjustment on it, I'll keep trying for the adapter, but if all else fails I might look at a Risse Genesis shock.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:29 pm 
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A few more recent pics, a few changes made, still rides nicely :)

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:35 pm 
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Looks really good!

I have since bought a 2010 Specialized Pitch Pro ... but still need the shock repair on my Pro Flex. Are the repair kits on the web easy to fit or is it a specialist job?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:37 pm 
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You mean you need your shock servicing? iirc there's a company... Mick Gardener Racing or something like that (search for it on here) that do motorbike shocks but will service the Noleen rear shock for you.
I got lucky and found someone who had a small run of adapters made to allow a Fox Float shock to be fitted to the rear, I'm just keeping an eye out for a suitable shock.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:08 am 
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For noleen servicing, google mick gardner racing. A ohlins service centre, they did my noleen nr2 for £30 (re-gas and oil) when I had a beast then a 857, which both sold on :(


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:55 pm 
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£30 for a rebuild? hmmm might be worthwhile getting the Noleen NR2 rebuilt at some point then.
But for now I've fitted a Fox Float shock using an adapter that someone on the idriders Proflex forum had machined... :D

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It's a bit lighter, but much smoother as well.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:40 pm 
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jimo746 wrote:
£30 for a rebuild? hmmm might be worthwhile getting the Noleen NR2 rebuilt at some point then.
But for now I've fitted a Fox Float shock using an adapter that someone on the idriders Proflex forum had machined... :D

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It's a bit lighter, but much smoother as well.


Does that machined block for the rear suspension match the cone on the inside of the seat stays bar where it fits the standard shock?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:49 pm 
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roadender wrote:
jimo746 wrote:
£30 for a rebuild? hmmm might
Does that machined block for the rear suspension match the cone on the inside of the seat stays bar where it fits the standard shock?


Yes it does, it's nicely made to sit in the conical shaped part of the seat stays and uses the original bolt to secure it in position.


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