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Old 05-04-08, 11:13 AM   #1
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Hey i guess this is just an introduction. I used to be very keen on cycling and had a MTB and BMX and used them regularly. The only trail near me is a little hill that takes 30mins to cycle to and 5mins to cycle home from, quite a hill! i make the most of it though and explore all the sides of it. I ride a hardtail, TrEK 4300, like it alot. I just got back into riding MTB this year, so this bike is perfect for me, not too technical but a solid piece of kit. Getting involved with ym university bike team next year, but until then im just exploring the loacl mountians.

In ireland there is no official mountianbiking allowed, but there are thousands of awesome trails around built by locals, and although its not approved of, its tolerated as long as trails are not thrashed and kept tidy. Come to ireland, it rocks
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Hello malcon tini, my husband has a 4300 also, and thinks it's wonderful. As you say, not too technical, but solid.

What part of Ireland?


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Im from Dublin, but spread myself out west a fair bit, i surf as much as time allows, so you have to go west to catch any good regular waves. This place is great. i stripped an old wrek of a mtb and am trying to rebuild it for my dad so i found this place searching for tips on how to adjust this and bottom bracket that!! Great place.
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Glad to hear that BF has been of help in getting the wreck back on the road .

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Actually, does your Husband have the RST Gila forks on his 4300? i have a question about them that i havnt got an answer from trek or RST. Mine leave a black residue, oil or thick fluid, on the upper of the fork, the silver part. is that meant to be there or is that a sign of poor seals in the fork??
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Let me run downstairs and take a look.

Edit: He does have the RST Gila forks. There's just a bit of oil at the very top. If you have more than a trace, it could be that the seals on yours are not doing the job properly.

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yeh that must be it so, its due a good look at by a professional eye. Anyway,thanks a million and this personal approach with the introductions page is a great idea, i really love it, great stuff. Thanks again
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actually im going to post a picture up of it tomorrow, and maybe if you could glance back to this page sometime tomorrow and clarify that its different to the 4300 in your house, ha, that would be a sweet load of help
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actually im going to post a picture up of it tomorrow, and maybe if you could glance back to this page sometime tomorrow and clarify that its different to the 4300 in your house, ha, that would be a sweet load of help
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sweet, thanks, i guess il hear form you tomorrow! thanks again, great help!!
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thats after 2 days of no use, so im guessing alot of it is dust, but its the lines crossing the bar that are still moist and of an oily composition
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I think that's normal. My husband's has much the same thing going on, although his bike gets wiped down after use so it's not as obvious.

Have you opened up the little reservoirs to see how they look? Those would be the things at the top of the fork.

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no havnt opened them up. do i turn them to + or - ? and what should i see in them? yeh i never knew to wipe them down or not
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I think the way to turn is indicated on the dust caps. You may want to top it off with some fork oil (Finish Line, or the like). My guess is that the RST is a lower end fork, and may need to be replaced with something heavier duty if you are at all rough on the trails.

Talk to your LBS about replacement forks, or ask in the MTB forum here, and enjoy the feedback .

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