So I'm trying to fix up an old mountain bike. It's a Specialized Rockhopper. It has a suspension fork, but the suspension does not do anything except for sink all the way down when I ride the bike. My understanding is that I should get some new elastomers, how do I do that?
The people at the bike shop said that it would be hard to find what I need and that I might just want a new fork, the problem is that just buying a new fork is no fun at all. The second problem is that while Ive done a lot of work on road bikes, I don't know anything about suspension. How can I learn about it? Also, I think that I have a Rock Shox FSX fork for a 1 and 1/8 frame.
One last question: The chain skips a lot when going uphill. Does anyone know any good tricks to fix this problem?
So I got the caps off and there was a whole bunch of brown junk inside which I'm just assuming is the same stuff that you find in a rain gutter. It looks like I can just pump up the inside with a basketball-style air pump, very interesting.