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  1. #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.
    The will to win is nothing without the will to prepare. -Juma Ikangaa

  2. #2
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    New Rochelle, NY
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    too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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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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