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Verticle storage make a difference

monster-mashmonster-mash Posts: 586
edited October 2009 in MTB workshop & tech
The Rock shox Reba forks I have have just started weeping oil from the U turn adjuster the bike is only 6 months old I spoke to the LBS and they want it back to inspect (fair enough) but its a 60 mile round trip and it may just be a loose cap ect so firstly anyone know how to remove the adjuster I can see a knurled cap so I assume you undo this whilst pulling up the adjuster and finally I store the bike verticle with back wheel sat on the ground and front wheel fixed to the garage wall. The oil in the forks will run to the top at this angle but I have two other MTB that do not suffer the same issue but they are Fox Forks though.

Comments greatfully received :wink:


  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    have a look in the FAQs.

    but it will need a new seal so leavit for the LBS.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • XCMarkXCMark Posts: 55
    The same happened with my pikes, had the bike upside down changing a flat when oil started seeping out. gave them a service and they have been fine since, but i am reluctant to store them upside down again.
  • yeah agreed but there only six months old surley the worst is only perhaps a o ring and if thats only remomoving the U turn knob then that's perhaps easy. i have stripped a few Fox forks but never rock shox.
  • stumpyjonstumpyjon Posts: 4,069
    It's easy enough, look on their website, there are detailed service instructions.

    It's easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission.

    I've bought a new bike....ouch - result
    Can I buy a new bike?...No - no result
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