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Old 11-22-09, 08:27 PM   #1
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Electra Townie Suspension fork...ugh

Well, I really did it this time...

Bought a Townie off of Craigslist for my sister, who's visiting this week. Frame and paint are in good shape, did some lubing and tuning and she's ready to ride. The bike had obviously been left out in the weather a bit, because the front suspension felt sticky and the uppers were full of mud and rust.

The spring bores were FULL of water and goo and whatnot. I was able to remove the spring assembly on one side, but the other one twisted badly as I was attempting to loosen it. The thing had been soaking in PB blaster overnight, but I guess the spring was weakened. It's now sitting kinda canked up in its bore. I've probably damaged the seal, too

I'm going to drop it by the LBS tomorrow, but does anyone have any words of wisdom on what I should expect, or ways to extract the spring myself?

Thanks....
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Here's some pictures - hope they help a little...

Here's the fork assembly:
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RH Spring:
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LH bore with broken spring:
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RH bore - shows the mounting for the spring:
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