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Old 01-04-08, 08:05 PM   #1
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Remember Moxey?

Anyone remember the Moxey suspension seatposts?

I bought one several years ago, and I've put on quite a bit of weight since then (of course it's all muscle ). The elastomer (the red standard one) is now not firm enough for me, and the preload I have to dial in nearly uses up all of the travel! This means it's hard to adjust my seat as far forward as I need, since it's so far back and down.

Is there any chance at all that I could find a firm elastomer for this thing?

I like the seatpost but I'm beginning to think that there's nothing I can do. If that's the case, I guess I'll just get a rigid post, since there are so many other things I have to spend money on I don't want to shell out for a new one of these (even the Thudbuster upgrade is pretty exxy for me).
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Old 01-06-08, 05:58 AM   #2
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Moxey was evidently sued for patent infringenement and put out of business by Thudbuster.

There may be a source for Moxey NOS parts, perhaps ebay.

You might be able to "Gerry Rig" something using elastomers from other sources. Birdy bikes for example uses a similar material on their rear suspension, also Moulton. I have seen heavy duty elastomers sold at HVAC places for use in vibration isolation, if you show up when it is not crowded with HVAC techs they might be willing spend some time on your problem. Anything with a powerful motor would also have elastomers to reduce vibrations. Try searching on vibration isolation.

Probably cheaper sell yours and buy a used thudbuster. WHen patent protection is lost maybe Moxey will be back.
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Old 01-07-08, 04:30 PM   #3
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Thanks geo8rge. I figured as much. I'm not confident to do any non-standard stuff myself, so I was really looking for any supplies of the originals. I really don't think that's going to happen.

I guess I could sell the post to offset the cost of a new Thudbuster. Problem is, the trade in that they offer is that I send the Moxey and get a new Thudbuster for $90. That's about $30 for my Moxey, which is probably at least as good as I'd get on eBay. $90 is still too much for me though.

I've booked in at the lbs for a professional fitting (for my existing bike). I'll see what they say there, but if the post needs to go, it will have to be rigid at this stage.

I'm sure I can re-learn how to "jockey" the bumps. Pity I can't just fix up the old Moxey though. Oh well ...
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I wonder if wrapping it with packing tape, a bicycle inner tube, or metal wire, would not decrease the elasticity by the amount you require.
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I guess it's worth a try, thanks. I think it might be too tight like that, but I can but see.
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Old 01-09-08, 01:56 PM   #6
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if you decide on thudbuster, the short travel ones work great, Thudbuster ST

I have one on my 29'er, and got another one for my Tellico when it's U.S.E blew a nut

I like hardtails only, with something for the butt to take the edge off. Moxey
and thudbuster, though both are ugly, work great

good luck in your search. it's a great seatpost
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Note: it will be difficult to do anything for the MOxey except an OEM replacement. the forces
in that parallelogram are huge and will destroy any half-a&& solutions you try, IMHO...
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You really like the ST? They are almost the same price, and the LT gives so much more travel I simply assumed it was the obvious choice, even though I'm never going to need 3" of travel.

Why would you think the ST is better? Just because you don't need the extra, or is it some other reason?

Just curious.
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it looks better,

and I only need to take the edge off. I don't need
or want anything greater than 1 inch travel.
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It does actually look better, you're right.
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