Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-31-09, 08:38 PM   #1
peter_d
self propelled lifer
Thread Starter
 
peter_d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Manitoba
Bikes: 1962 Dawes Galaxy; 72 Gitane Interclub;73 Peugeot PR10;78 Torpado Luxe;73 Grandis; 81 Raleigh/Carlton Comp; 85 Bianchi Stelvio; 87 Bianchi Brava; 73 Bottechia Special; 1969 or70 Bob Jackson
Posts: 529
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Anyone know of an alternative to KS260 rear suspension shock?

Hi, i have a dumbed down K2 FS Mountain bike that came from a sporting goods store not a bike shop. The frame seems quite good, 6061 aluminum, very nicely welded but the components and wheels were poor quality, i upgraded the rear derailleur and i can find better wheels but the rear suspension is pretty bad. Its a single high pivot which may be ok except for the Kindshock 260 rear spring/shock combo...the spring is 1100 in/lbs, way too stiff. Is anyone familiar with this shock and if so can you suggest a replacement?
Thanks lots.
peter_d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-09, 09:10 PM   #2
Wordbiker
Pwnerer
 
Wordbiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pagosa Springs, CO, USA
Bikes: Road, MTB, Cruiser, Chopper, BMX
Posts: 2,907
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You could take an eye-to-eye measurement of the shock (if it is a standard type and not proprietary) and replace it with an air shock, but that's a costly item and generally will not compensate for a poor suspension design.

Personally I'd flip the bike and buy something with a better design, preferably a Virtual Pivot Point.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Ski, bike and wish I was gay.
Wordbiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-09, 05:06 PM   #3
peter_d
self propelled lifer
Thread Starter
 
peter_d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Manitoba
Bikes: 1962 Dawes Galaxy; 72 Gitane Interclub;73 Peugeot PR10;78 Torpado Luxe;73 Grandis; 81 Raleigh/Carlton Comp; 85 Bianchi Stelvio; 87 Bianchi Brava; 73 Bottechia Special; 1969 or70 Bob Jackson
Posts: 529
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Thanks Word....I have other bikes, just thought this one might make a good project... trying to improve it a little. I'll ask around the LBS's too.
peter_d is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:55 PM.