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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Udi, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. toodles

    toodles Turbo Monkey

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    I've had to do that before to get a spring on and off, and it didn't actually preload the spring. Once the perch was in place, the spring was loose. Its just the getting the clip thing on and off on an angle that requires the spring compressed out of the way.
     

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  2. FarkinRyan

    FarkinRyan Monkey

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    buckoW speaks the truth, this is the way to git 'er done if you don't have access to a spring compressor. Most moto spring compressors are way too big and I've yet to see an actual mtb specific one so double-Knipex that sucker.

    Enough!
     
  3. mrgto

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  4. Jm_

    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    I remember riding in the 2000s too.
     
  5. Happymtb.fr

    Happymtb.fr Monkey

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    Why not use zip ties to compress the spring. Use many and work your way around.

    On another topic, I wonder if it is possible to use the linkage design program to find out which spring rate will fit? The online calculators I found where complete rubbish unless your bike has a constant leverage ratio...
     
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  6. Dirk77

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    Compress the spring on a vise, then hold it with zip ties.
     
  7. StiHacka

    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    How do you remove it from the shock later?
     
  8. Jm_

    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    Preload ring and moar zip ties. Come on, this is child's play for anyone who lived in the 2000s.
     
  9. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I've had good luck with taking it to the shop with a 6'er of Dale's Pale.
     
  10. StiHacka

    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    Were 2000s about using oversized springs? Apparently I discovered bikes too late.
     
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  11. toodles

    toodles Turbo Monkey

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    In '96 I had a bike called an Avanti Moto which got 6" of travel out of a 1.5" (I think), RS Deluxe. All ~70kg of teenage toodles required a 1000lb/inch Mountain Speed spring to achieve proper sag. Getting springs on and off turned into an art form. Luckily getting them off was easy, as the spring retainers would snap pretty regularly until I had a thicker one made up out of steel. Of course I could have put the bike into the more manageable 5" or 4" modes but when you're a kid moar travel = moar bettererer.
     
  12. buckoW

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    No preload but you need to compress the spring to get it past the lip on the spring retainer. If I do it alone then I sometimes ziptie one Knipex closed to free up a hand to get the clip on.
     
  13. Udi

    Udi RM Chief Ornithologist: “I Brake for Birds”

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    Are we still talking about springs here? ;)
     
  14. 'size

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    i too read knipex as kleenex.