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Old 12-28-04, 07:55 PM   #1
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Need some guidance on servicing SID 2004

I got a used SID 2004, a friend got it from his specialized epic pro but got a marzocchi fork so he sold it to me for cheap. Somehow in hell he damaged something so it leaks air on the negative side, i believe it is the seal. Where do i go to have this thing fixed? I would like to get it serviced, the seals replaced and all but where do i go about this? Do i contact rock shox? I called up two shops and they said they may have to send it to a rock shox service center or something like that, does anybody know how much that is going to cost? Any guidance at all is appreciated.
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If its anything useful the fork is the SID team 2004
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Old 12-28-04, 08:20 PM   #3
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Do a websearch for HippieTech they are really knowledgeable on matters like this and is the offical fork rebuilder/tuner of Rock Shox.

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http://www.hippiesuspension.com/hippietechsuspension/
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Thanks for the link, is there any other place that could do this? Maybe closer to my location (New Hampshire)
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Local bikeshop, but hippie tech is more likely to nail it head on with the first try.
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hmm, well do you know if replacing seals is an expensive procedure?
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If its just a seal, no, it was about $30-40 at the shop I used to work at.
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So you think a regular bike shop could order one for me and install it?
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It really isn't that tough of a job. Here are the rebuild instructions: http://www.sram.com/_media/pdf/rocks...rviceGuide.pdf
There are some shock oils that some shops don't have in stock, I frequently use shock lubes from motorcycle shocks. The seals are pretty common, many suppliers have them. The shop I'm at charges $40 labor and about $20 for seals. If you send the fork to rockshox, expect 3 weeks turn around (most of that time is shipping) and an extra $15 for freight.
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well im trying to avoid having it sent away to rock shox or a place far. Hippie suspension seeems good but its not excactly close, on the other side of hte country. I would like to learn to do it myself personally, could i order seals from rockshox? And do i need any special tools, im guessing i do and it isn't worth doing it myself.
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Well i went to a shop and they said 90 dollars for the seals and labor of installing, does that sound reasonable? Its 30 for seals and 60 for labor
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I just did one and $30 for the seals sounds right, labor depends on the area, we would charge around $40. Contact hippieTech, they are some cool guys(They are working on a really old rear shock for us right now) They should be able to give you a reasionable idea of repair costs.
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Well the thing with hippietech is that i would have to send it over there. NH to there is not going to be the cheapest not to mention the wait. I just dont know if 60 dollars is reasonable for a seal replacement.
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