Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-17-06, 12:22 AM   #1
TehEskimoHunter
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
TehEskimoHunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 90
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Fork Lube

What lube should I use for my fork?
TehEskimoHunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-06, 03:18 PM   #2
jag89
Eat my Dust... n00bs
 
jag89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Area 51
Bikes: Kona Cinder Cone 2006
Posts: 364
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
what forks do you have mate, and what kind of riding are you doing?
jag89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-06, 08:54 PM   #3
TehEskimoHunter
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
TehEskimoHunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 90
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A Spinner Ammo fork (Google it) and dirt jumping/dirt trail riding.
TehEskimoHunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-06, 09:04 PM   #4
Jason222
Banned.
 
Jason222's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Moncton NB
Bikes: Trek Jack...trials bike soon.
Posts: 2,123
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A runny oil on the stanchions helps. I used to do it with my MZ-comp and it made it work soooo much better. Then I upgraded to a fork with open bath damping. No need for lubrication, but I still do once in a while.
Jason222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-06, 10:01 PM   #5
dccool879
BROKE MY BIK!!!
 
dccool879's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: rifkrifkrifk
Bikes: ones i built
Posts: 112
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TehEskimoHunter
A Spinner Ammo fork (Google it) and dirt jumping/dirt trail riding.
are those any good?
dccool879 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-06, 10:10 PM   #6
soccerun8728
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Rolla or Chicago
Bikes:
Posts: 170
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
jason222, what was the kind of oil (motor oil, WD-40, or something else)I never had to lube my old fork. However,i am suppose to lube my stanchions and wiper seals after every ride on mynew fork, Rock Shox Boxxer Ride, sorry for the threadjacking
soccerun8728 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-06, 10:31 PM   #7
Defiance
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 410
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
WD-40 isn't an oil. Water Deterent, Attempt 40.

It works somewhat well as a lubricant, but it's not an oil.
Defiance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-06, 10:54 PM   #8
concernicus
Senior Member
 
concernicus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Santa Cruz
Bikes: doesnt matter. just ride.
Posts: 425
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
use triflow
concernicus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-06, 12:46 AM   #9
AfterThisNap
Taking "s" outta "Fast"
 
AfterThisNap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Zoo York City
Bikes:
Posts: 1,989
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Best stuff ever.
AfterThisNap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-06, 12:39 PM   #10
Jason222
Banned.
 
Jason222's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Moncton NB
Bikes: Trek Jack...trials bike soon.
Posts: 2,123
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Go to a home improvement store and look through the tubes of oil they have. Some might say "bicycle friendly", those are often good. You want to stay away from thicker stuff like grease. You don't need to use much really. Bike shops often carry the proper oils and lubricants, but they're more expensive.
Jason222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-06, 10:24 PM   #11
TehEskimoHunter
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
TehEskimoHunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 90
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dccool879
are those any good?
They came stock on my new 06 ironhorse yakuza chimpira so I got to try a fork other that marzocchi or rock shox and I like them alot, they have really nice rebound. For a brand I haven't heard of, or for any brand for that matter, I like them.
TehEskimoHunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-06, 05:58 PM   #12
iamthetas
Senior Member
 
iamthetas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: colonial heights Va
Bikes: Devinci Guzzler, 04 Canadian version
Posts: 1,200
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
use your chain lube, as long as your chain lube is not WD40
iamthetas is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:19 PM.