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jim



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:24 am    Post subject: fork service Reply with quote

my bike (specialized enduro comp 2008) is coming up to being a year old now and i am after getting my forks serviced, it is a specialized e150 fork; i found one place on the web that would service them for 75 does anyone have any suggestions as to where is good to get the forks serviced? Confused or.. buy seals and relevant parts so i can do it myself
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Gunner



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim, I don't know where your based, but why not try giving the guys' here :

http://bikescene.co.uk/

a ring on; 01287 610735

And see what they would charge, just to get some idea of a cost comparison.

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mr-marty-martin



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

is there no local bike shops that will do it
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jim



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im from middlesbrough so yea ill probs pop in n ask them, thanks
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GOLDGPR



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite often they will send the forks away if they can't service them depending on what they are. other company to try are.....

TF tuned
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jim



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks, i went in to bikescene today and they will do it for a decent price so ill take them there after payday Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd use TF Tuned, they're one of the better companies out there in general.
Good customer service & talk sense if you need advice.

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jim



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah i see, that might be the better option then, looks like they can tailor them to suit the rider. sounds good!
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tomlevell



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have to factor postage both ways with TF though.
Rich knows his stuff (as do the others) in Bike Scene though.

Do they really need servicing? Is there specific issues you have with them. ie not enough travel, damping not right. Any extra info will give them a chance to tune them for you.
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jim



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

abit of dirt seems to be getting past the seals, they aint as plush as they used to be and had abit of an oil leak when i left the bike upside down overnight
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tomlevell



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not having looked at them most fork manuals tell you to pop the seals up and clean them regularly. Not that anybody ever does :0)

Sounds like the oil might have got contaminated so would probably do with a service. bushes and seals may be damaged if dirt has got in and you don't want the stanchions scored.
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paradox1509



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bikescene are good, i bought my enduro from there...
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