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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by demo 9, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. demo 9

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    So recently i made a bike rack to hold the bikes(new apartment) its tight for sPace. I have them hung by the front wheel. Today i took them off and the suspension was all "messed up" the marzocchi forks all "reset" within a few minutes of being on the floor. The fox stuff felt like **** and after a few cycles didnt feel much better. Is it okay to store bikes this way. For reference it is like doing a wallride to fakie the position they are in
     
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    4130biker PM me about Tantrum Cycles!

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    #2 -   Dec 24, 2012
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    4130biker PM me about Tantrum Cycles!

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    Takeaway for me was that sh!tty brakes can get messed up and that forks are generally ok after being cycled enough, and can actually be good for the seals.
     
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    Hang them verticly. My local shop hangs them vertically and they all work fine. I am hanging my one upside down right now so thanks demo 9 this could help me in the future.

    But vertically is what I heard works best. Since it all has to do with the oil and what not in the fork being flipped
     
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    Awww demo9 has his first apartment, how cute
     
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    Fox has recommended setting your bike upside down to coat the foam rings and seals in lubrication. Even for a couple minutes it can improve the initial smoothness. Clearly demo9 is doing it wrong ;) what fox fork btw?
     
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    Is all socialist, so the government issues you a Demo 9 obviously.
     
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    so your mom bought you a appt?
     
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    ...complex?
     
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    Imported it, and paid the shipping
     
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    The 831 and the 32 float. Weird thing isthe rp23 felt like crap too. Im sure it will be fine but just wanted to make sure. Brakes are shimano- so no bleed issues there
     
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    Maybe because your suspension has never been upside down, it is suffering from "shock".
     
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    Did you ship them air freight to get them there??
     
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    I think they leave them right side up, since they're on the bottom of the plant, everything flows up there.