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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:08 pm 
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delboy009 wrote:
The elastomers seem ok at first glance but ive noticed that there is a little bit of play when you lift the back end !! i.e As if the elastomers were a bit squashed and not taking up all the float !!

Need to have a good look in daylight. Apart from that it all looks pretty sweet :wink:
Nice, very nice.

Your elastomers are probably sacked, as mine were. Check also if the screw is loose. You can put some rubber washers in to take up the slack, and grease the screw with synthetic grease. Petroleum based grease degrades the polyurethane.

Rapid Descent Scotland may have retrofit elastomers for your bike also.

If you are really interested Risse Racing makes a great air shock.
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Pickle wrote:
I miss mine (CHRISSSS!).

Nice score. PF's dont seem to fetch the money they're worth :roll:


ahem... whose?


:D :D :D

they do ride nice.


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legrandefromage wrote:
Pickle wrote:
I miss mine (CHRISSSS!).

Nice score. PF's dont seem to fetch the money they're worth :roll:


ahem... whose?


:D :D :D

they do ride nice.


Yours, then mine, then his :lol:

It was rather nice.....shame I had to sell it, but hey, needs must at the time :roll:

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those big fat ladies seats have suitable elastomers that work very well. :wink:

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legrandefromage wrote:
those big fat ladies seats have suitable elastomers that work very well. :wink:

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Instead of getting a Proflex?
:P






My second decent MTB was a 752 - bought second-hand as a frame & built up. Absolutely loved it! Got me into building MTBs big time. :wink:
That looks like a good score Del! Why didn't I see that then? :lol:
Show us more of that front hub!


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Here's the new elastomers I fitted from Rapid Descent :wink:
I think you can just see the originals in Pickle's photo.


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shovelon wrote:
delboy009 wrote:
The elastomers seem ok at first glance but ive noticed that there is a little bit of play when you lift the back end !! i.e As if the elastomers were a bit squashed and not taking up all the float !!

Need to have a good look in daylight. Apart from that it all looks pretty sweet :wink:
Nice, very nice.

Your elastomers are probably sacked, as mine were. Check also if the screw is loose. You can put some rubber washers in to take up the slack, and grease the screw with synthetic grease. Petroleum based grease degrades the polyurethane.

Rapid Descent Scotland may have retrofit elastomers for your bike also.

If you are really interested Risse Racing makes a great air shock.
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That air shock looks awesome :-) Where can I get me one ???

:D Im gonna be restoring it to some kind of former glory so any bits and advice always welcome :wink:


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seat elastomers - same stuff, same size hole for the bolt and look pretty good.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:35 pm 
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delboy009 wrote:
If you are really interested Risse Racing makes a great air shock.
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Am I the only one who thinks that this set-up will last for about 10 rides max?

No hinges, only some kind of rubber hinge at the bottom which will be even more stiff in the cold

Equals huge bending forces to the shock.

You can also burn your money....


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