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Headshok service

bomberesquebomberesque Posts: 1,701
edited June 2009 in MTB workshop & tech
Does anyone have a recommendation for a servicing company specialising in Headshok servicing? I can do the internals myself, but I need to replace the needle bearings and when I tried to do that myself a few years back it came apart easy enough, the reassembly otoh ... not so much!

I've seen eighty-aid who operate over here (Belgium) but they want 140 Euros for needle bearing replacement and it's a 10 year old bike so I'd sooner be a bit pikey about it.

Or; does anyone know wher I can get a guide to doing it myself and the bits (bearings and races)?
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  • Robmanic1Robmanic1 Posts: 2,150
    I've used this outfit previously, they are (or were) Cannondale dealers. Don't know how much they'd charge but may be worth a call.


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  • bomberesquebomberesque Posts: 1,701
    Thanks for that Rob. I emailed them but they don't do the servicing themselves anymore, they send them off to cannondale, who shockingly enough cost about exactly the same as eighty-aid, which is too much on a 10 year old bike I fear.

    I did find an italian company who looks to be willing to sell components, just so long as I have the courage to do the fettling myself. They have a picture of the mysterious "special" tool on their site aswell, which appears to be not much more than a 4 way clamp to hold the races in place so I may give it a whirl. Worst case I either junk the fork or end up paying eighty-aid to put it back together for me.

    unless anyone else has any other options? I'm sure I found someone on the interwebs last year that services them in the UK and quoted 40-50 quid for bearing replacement. Buggered if I can find the site now, of course... :roll:
    Everything in moderation ... except beer
    Beer in moderation ... is a waste of beer

    If riding an XC race bike is like touching the trail,
    then riding a rigid singlespeed is like licking it
    ... or being punched by it, depending on the day
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