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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Curious_George, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. Curious_George

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    I'm a nut for tools, and I found a way to purchase the legendary lockness monster of tools....the fox bushing instal/removal tool...ya that one...its virtually the price of a double barrel...the problem is, the distributor that i selling me the tool don't sell bushing for fox forks...so i'm a rut....here in canada i can only order specific things from QBP without coming into contact with a rights reserved violation law prohibiting us to purchase similar components and or tools....do you know of anywhere else i could purchase them???

    I checked on chainreactions, but they are only offering it as a service..i can't seem to purchase it from them:plthumbsdown:
     

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  2. xy9ine

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    he said forks people.
     
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    what does it look like? I would like to have one of those.
     
  6. Jonny5

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    surely you could make one of the tools..


    Just a bigger disc on the end. As for bushings, head to the beaing shop and see if there is something similar..
     
  7. Curious_George

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    the question is not about the tool, its about finding bushing for forks. Bare with me plz
     
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    and here I thought this was gonna be another thread about the incompetence of the Bush administration...

    -ska todd
     
  10. xy9ine

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    frik. you are indeed correct.
     
  11. Curious_George

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    Nig plz, that's passé, if i'm at buying bushing tools you best believe i already have a spoke cutting tool

    where you thinking i'm :crazy:? I thought so too
     
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    I have a set of 32mm fork bushings. Pm me if you want them. I got them direct from Fox
     
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    Just a shot in the dark, but our friend over at shockspital may be able to help you, or have you tried PUSH or Fox directly?
     
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    Big Al with Blue Shark Distributers in New Zealand has everything you need for fox stuff, 64 3 443 8414. At the very least will guide you in the right direction.
    Good Luck.
     
  15. Curious_George

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    As much as I would love to call, in this day in age email saves me alot more money and facilitates everyting

    if you would have his email I would greatly appreciate...Can-Australia is quite a shinny penny

    cheers
     
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    My shop has one...and the wheelbuilder loves it. I guess we've had it for like 10-20 years, and it looks exactly like that picture.
     
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    The Holy Grail of tools is THIS:



    ...and Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying,
    'O Lord, bless this Thy hand grenade that, with it,
    Thou mayest blow Thine enemies to tiny bits in Thy mercy.'

    and the Lord did grin,
    and the people did feast upon the lambs
    and sloths and carp and anchovies and
    orangutans and breakfast cereals and
    fruit bats and large chu--

    ....

    The Book of Armaments Chapter 1, verses 9 through 27
     
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    Blue Sharks email: alastair@mountainbikes.co.nz. I heard a rumor that oil could be trading at $1000 a barrel within the next 2-3 yrs, shop rats day is coming.
     
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    Now thats a money making tool right there. Lowers your overhead, you can ALWAYS have the right spoke. What can I say, its nice to be able to stock one box of 400 mm spokes and be able to cut whatever you need.
     
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    Here in Zürich as far as I know only one shop has it. Used it once (for free!) and it was really awesome. Set it up for the right length (think it's up to 0.1mm accurate) and spin the handle. You still have to stock several spoke lengths since it can only roll the thread on the thick part of the spoke.
     
  21. Curious_George

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    you have to keep 3 lengths when cutting competition spokes (double butted) since you dont want to cut into the bud

    but in terms of straight gauge, yes ind deed you buy 1 length...in terms
    of alpine you just need 2, since only MTB wheels will want to buy and 24" wheels will suit
    after a while you get pretty good at knowing lengths

    the biggest downfall is that in my shack, its very humid and the tool seems to be made of pure steel

    meaning the top surface often surface rust whichs SUCKS BALLS

    you would expect such a thing out of such an expensive product...but hey...that's just a small price to pay
     
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    Can you post a picture of that little jewel??
     
  23. Curious_George

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    thats the thing i didnt buy it yet...i was waiting to find if i can get the bushings...i haven't found it yet
     
  24. DirtyMike

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    Yeah yeah, I was refering more to just straight steel spokes. Which is what we here have the biggest demand for when we buid our wheels. We keep about 500 400mm stainless spokes, and about 500 400MM black spokes and cut them as we need. We have alot of other spoke sin stokc IE Mavic Ksyriam spokes, Bladed spokes, ETC..