After reading through the last article on Activator IIs I'm not looking to set the whole debate off again.
However, I used to ride to work on this 20 years ago, and thought I would dig it out.
Yes it's made of girders and yes the suspension is more for appearance but I'm quite fond of it.
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So after getting the cobwebs off the gears were slipping, then the chain snapped. So new rear cog set and new chain.
Now works fine but for the occasional jump of the chain, something needs adjusting but it all looks ok.
On closer inspection there is some nasty brown stuff coming out of the bottom of the fork, and the top of the fork is showing some rust streaks. There is no movement in the front shock at all.
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So I need to service the shocks or replace.
Some googling and a trip to Jeeves hasn't come up with a satisfactory service plan (anyone know how to do owt with em?) which is a shame as I know it is not really worth spending much on.
Anyone suggest a replacement?
The plan is to see how much I use the bike before committing to coming over all un-yorkshire and buying a new one via the NHS bike to work scheme.
Any advice on replacing/servicing the forks more than welcome