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    valve core?

    Okay well i learned one problem which could be making my SID leak air on the negative side is the valve core. I was told a trick that if i was to fill a bucket with water and place one let just a few centemeters in and saw bubbles that means its the valve core thast crapped out. Is this a proper technique? I just like to have some second opinions before i attempt something like suspension which i know little about. If it is the valve core, are these things hard to come by, expensive and are they difficult to install? I was going to have a shop do it but if its hard to install it means i need to have my cash out to pay labor Any information is helpful

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    Didn't I mention this about four days ago as something to check first? Briefly submerging it is not going to hurt anything and may let you know where the air is leaking out. The valves used are usually generic schreader valves. They can be removed with a cheap tire valve tool from an auto parts store. I have replaced them with one out of a damaged tube or you can get an official one pretty cheap.
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    Oh Sorry, Ive gotten so many different views its hard to keep track . So they are easy to get ahold of i assume. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2
    Oh Sorry, Ive gotten so many different views its hard to keep track . So they are easy to get ahold of i assume. Thanks
    Correction you have so many related threads that you can't keep track of them. Focus on one thread and you may get better answers that you can track.

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    No it isnt threads here, its that i have emailed a bunch of folks i know outside the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2
    No it isnt threads here, its that i have emailed a bunch of folks i know outside the forum.
    You have close to a half dozen threads relating to your fork. That's the point I was trying to make

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    Oh yea lol i know. Well it was driving me nuts, argh i asked the guys @ the shop on wed of last week to find out whats wrong, its now tuesday and they have not even looked at it so i picked it up today and replaced the valve core. I will see how that works

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    Damn, a WEEK?! How busy is that place this time of year? I wouldn't think there would be lots of people riding right now in NH.
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    Well see Philbricks doesnt just do bikes. THey do many other sports related htings too. Skiers are mobing the place. I would go to Tony's cyclery (the best bikeshop i have been at except they dont service suspension fork ) so Philbricks were the only ones who does that stuff and they suck . Right now in NH i dont see too many biking folks, a few roadies here and there. Keep in mind i live on the southern parts but still NH is ski territory past november

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