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Reverb to avoid on ebay

RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
edited February 2013 in MTB general
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RockShox-Reve ... 3803418%26

What a tool. Certainly not the easy or cheap fix he claims.

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  • Has he chopped down a reverb??? or just cut the hose???
  • DodgeTDodgeT Posts: 2,255
    It's not the guy in the crudcatcher thread is it or tried to cut his reverb down????
  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    His comment on ebay that it will cost £12 to repair is pure bullshit. He has cut in to the air resevoir.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    So he's a liar as well as an idiot. Wonder if he posts on CC?
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  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    I contacted him through ebay to ask where he got the £12 cost for the repair. He just sent me this reply:

    Bike specialist.

    I have cut the seat tube and nipped the plastic tube inside

    - jethroe12

    What's a bike specialist?
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    I always laugh at the 'simple to repair but I don't have the time or whatever' ads.
    Yeah right.
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    Opps I just posted on Mbr.

    :oops:
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    No too hard a repair. Parts would be about £30... Where you can buy them though...
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  • HuckfinnHuckfinn Posts: 142
    Just had a quick look at the exploded diagram on SRAMs website and if he has cut through the inner tube assembly then your looking at around a $196 part as the part comes as a whole assembly (cant find an UK based internet supplier), see below, plus you'd probably want to replace the out tube too as a cut will let in water and other material inside the seat post.

    http://cdn.sram.com/cdn/farfuture/ADIrM ... _rev_c.pdf
  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    You need the outer and volume spacer only, both are available to order from SRAM and I know of two shops that would get it in for you, but obviously not carry them in stock! Actually, and RS dealer could get it for you... but the wait could be a while.
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    + some other bikes.
  • HuckfinnHuckfinn Posts: 142
    Nice one benpinnick, do you know the part numbers by any chance? Just in case someone is interesting in repairing it. :D
  • HuckfinnHuckfinn Posts: 142
    Just had a quick chat to the Sram Tech centre and if the air assembly, the 'plastic tube' is damaged it isnt economic to repair.
  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    Its hard to say as its just a brief description, but it sounds like its the outer and he's sliced a bit into the volume spacer too, but those two parts are pretty cheap. Of course, if when you take it apart you find he's sliced through other bits then maybe a cause for negotiation on the price. All the expensive fiddly bits should have been out of the way either too low or way up higher and the volume spacer would have been 'empty'. Its just a plastic spacer taking up a void to prevent the seatpost dropping too far. not exactly a premium priced part. Hard to say though.
    A Flock of Birds
    + some other bikes.
  • HuckfinnHuckfinn Posts: 142
    Well its gone beyond what id play for it based on the uncertainty on the damage caused. Shame really at £30 it be worth the gamble.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    it may not be the same one.

    Ask the seller for pictures of the damage.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    Yeah, at £51 its heading towards £100+ once fixed, plus all the hassle. S/hand ones are not much more without holes cut in them :)
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  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 15,475
    nicklouse wrote:
    it may not be the same one.

    I hope it is though, don't want to believe there's 2 of 'em...
    Uncompromising extremist
  • HuckfinnHuckfinn Posts: 142
    Im waiting for a post in the workshop section asking about how to repair a reverb post.
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