Bicycle Mechanics - air suspension adjustments
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i have a bomber front forkbu marzocchi and it seems to lost air. is this normal? i haven't been riding on it for awhile and when i got on today it felt like it depressed WAY more than normal. is this something i can fix myself or will i have to go to the bike shop for a tune up?
07-13-03, 06:01 PM
If you have a shock pump you can do it yourself. Just refer to the guidelines in your manual as to the pressure you need it at for your weight.
Yeah i thought i would need a special pump. is it really important to have the pressure in each tub eexactly the same or can they be "roughly" the same?
07-14-03, 07:56 PM
It would be nearly impossible to get them exact to the pound. Just get them as close as possible. (Some forks only have air on one side.)
well from what i have seen of mine, there are two valves at the top of each tube. so there is no chance that an air hose at a gas station will fix this? do bike shops usually charge for such a simple thing?
07-14-03, 09:30 PM
If you put a gas station hose to that you'll almost assuredly blow the seals. They hold very little volume. I wouldn't even use a regular tire hand pump on them. Your bike shop will probably do it for nothing.
might be wise to invest in a shock pump (roughly $15-$30) since air shocks are known to leak air over time.
are they known to leak air? i know the tires were kinda low. it spent an unfortunate amount of time in a very hot truck. and i think the heat caused the leaks of air. i was afriad the shocks were jacked up.
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