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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:45 pm 
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Well I walked the dog this morning so was allowed shed time.

Remember this?

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Well it hadn’t got any better for being stored since December

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In fact something was living in the front mech.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:49 pm 
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Shims make me nervous so new post, maguras (Julie) swapped for xt v, lots of tlc and here we are.

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Cable runs and chain need doing then boing boing time.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:53 pm 
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I want to change the front shock. I removed caps, nuts from lower and Allen bolts from top fixing. Then I gave up. Anybody know what’s next? Presumably while loaded it’s hard to go further?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:12 pm 
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Yes I think an air shock is the way to go. Set to 75% of your body weight in psi the anti bob works amazingly. You need to find a shock without any hardware sticking out, like valves and knobs. I bought a DNM which was cheap and fitted the rear but couldn't be squeezed into the space as a front shock. XFusion or Fox as originally fitted to JWs and PRSTs both perform very well, though the Xfusion is a bit noisier.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:16 pm 
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I have a shock. Just need to know how to safely remove the old one.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:31 am 
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I've taken them off many times and don't remember anything tricky about them. I'm waiting for delivery of a Proflex Attack LE today :D so will get one of mine out and fiddle to see if there's anything to report.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:47 am 
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thanks awaits


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:04 am 
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I've PMd'd you. For anyone else who wants to do this they rely on a rod of around 8mm which looks like stainless and acts as a bearing surface. The nuts at the bottom and socket headed screws at the top mount just stop these from moving sideways and falling out, which I suppose is why the socket heads are tiny things. There's plenty of good grease in my mounts to help preserve them.


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Went for a little spin. Bobbing along. upped the rear PSI much bettererer. Will try a little more as still much bob.Front needs winding off as it tops out after every bump with an unpleasant smack. Spring says 400-750 so no wonder as the adjuster/preload is wound down fully.

other than that the size is fine. and it's weird enough to make me happy.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:45 pm 
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I have an air shock for the front but will persevere with the spring until I know how to press out the shock pins correctly.


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