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Old 07-15-11, 08:04 PM   #1
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Manitou Axel Rebound Damper

I managed to rip the threads off the rebound damper on my '03 Axel Elite. Manitou says they do not stock the part anymore. Can anyone point me to a source for old suspension parts?

Alternatively, I'm thinking about going caveman on it. If I cut back the plastic insert in the bottom far enough and tap the aluminum out to 10mm or so, I should be able to insert a bolt through the bottom of the fork leg and be on my way. I would lose the adjustable rebound dampening (I'm planning to leave the adjustment in the middle), but that beats the heck out of dropping $300 on a new fork.
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Old 07-16-11, 02:37 PM   #2
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Try United Bike Parts. Otherwise see if you can find a crashed fork to scavenge parts from.
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