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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:13 am 
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Nice! 8) There's been a few cool Mohos popping up on here recently.

Great colour too - one to watch methinks!
(Go with Maguras :wink: )


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:52 pm 
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Congrats!
i was throwing quite high bid there for my friend, but bids from abroad were blocked :D
It was a steal for that price.. You basicaly got it for the price of that headset :shock:
Looking forward seeing the buildup.
also, check out my 2 Mohos 8)
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:58 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Cheers Jan, love your CXS build, believe me, I've looked at it several times since I won the frame :) Also looking forward to seeing what you do with the rigid build, that is quite a set of parts you have assembled.

Nothing quite so exotic for me though ;) I hung on my JT Maguras, and I rather like the contrast in colours. I think they will stay.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:23 pm 
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That NEEDS those RAC forks :wink:

Theres a lad on here (not Eck) who has quite a few San Andeas's

Maybe he would have something to allow a rear disk ? :?

Its gonna look luvverrly though 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:04 pm 
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Do you have any experience with helix shock?
I looks we have the same one. i was wondering before if its ok for me weight wise.. i never had full susser before so i dont have a clue...
this is detail of what is writen on the coil spring. I have 80 kg

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:16 pm 
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Hi Jan, my only previous experience was with a newer Fox air shock, never used springs, and no experience with Helix.

Mines looks like a non original spring though - it's marked 'Fox 500 x 160' and 86 kgs here :oops:

Try it I guess, and if it doesn't feel right then either get a new spring or possibly a newer air only shock - added benefit of saving a bit weight too, but eye to eye measurement looks a little bit unusual - I make it 155mm.

Any idea what this little knob down the botttom does?

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Is it for locking out the shock?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:03 pm 
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yup. I'm pretty sure it's for locking it out - you may be able to attach a cable to it for a remote thumb shifter on your handle bar. The '97 Trek Y-50 came with an air only version of this shock.

I've got the next model down from that shock (coil + air but with no lock out) on a bare frame buried around here somewhere and I'm pretty sure I have a user manual for it somewhere too. I'll have a look and if I can find it I'll scan it in. From memory you need to match the air pressure in the shock in PSI to your weight in pounds - like most rear shocks. The original springs were progressively wound.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:33 pm 
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cheers BG, good to know. And a scan of the manual would be really cool too.


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That's the compression adjuster. As stated, you can run a remote cable to it to lock the shock out. The knurled knob is rebound.

I think I have instructions for burping the shock in my toolbox. I will look. It involves submerging the shock in transmission fluid.


Oh, and DO NOT CYCLE THE SHOCK THROUGH IT'S TRAVEL WITH NO AIR IN THE CHAMBER.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:41 am 
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Stratos shock manual


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