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    hedshock

    Is there anyway to stiffen up a hedshock on a cannondale f400? As soon as weight is put on it, it bottoms out. Or does this sound like it has a commpression leak. Any thaughts are appreciated.

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    Put air in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoine View Post
    Put air in it.
    That would be the first place I'd start too. Sometimes it's the simple things...

    "My car won't run".
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoine View Post
    Put air in it.
    Then take it off your bike and throw it away. Sorry, but I really hate those (hedshock) things!

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    well as much as i enjoy being talked to like a idiot, that is why i asked for somebody who knew something about them. There is nowhere to put air in them, i believe they are elastomer not air, i was just wondering if anybody had ever taking one apart to put stiffer ones in? or if that is even possible.

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    Nope, they are air filled. You have to remove the front tire to access the valve. It's where the two sides of the fork meet pointing down toward the ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bac View Post
    but I really hate those (hedshock) things!
    why?

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    wow thank you i would have never noticed that the valve was even there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by free_pizza View Post
    why?
    They are a crappy excuse for suspension - even when new. When old .... faggetabaaaaaat it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bac View Post
    They are a crappy excuse for suspension - even when new. When old .... faggetabaaaaaat it!

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    thats a pretty lame explanation... Can you expand on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by free_pizza View Post
    Can you expand on it?
    Just add five or six exclamation points at the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Lover View Post
    Nope, they are air filled. You have to remove the front tire to access the valve. It's where the two sides of the fork meet pointing down toward the ground.
    My headshok was coil sprung. I had them add a stiffer spring to it and it worked better. It still sucked b/c it was only 60mm, but hey...it helped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blake69 View Post
    well as much as i enjoy being talked to like a idiot, that is why i asked for somebody who knew something about them. There is nowhere to put air in them, i believe they are elastomer not air, i was just wondering if anybody had ever taking one apart to put stiffer ones in? or if that is even possible.
    Just to clarify.

    You wanted any thoughts (at least I think thats what your looking for since you said thaughts.
    You asked, you never really asked for anyone knowledgeable.
    And yes they do apparently take air.
    It only sounds idiotic after you admit thats how you enjoy being talked to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by free_pizza View Post
    thats a pretty lame explanation... Can you expand on it?
    Ride one - that's ALL the explanation you'll need. Trust me.

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    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...s.php?id=12450

    Then buy the shock of your choice and stick it in there. Looks a little funny, but hey it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bac View Post
    Ride one - that's ALL the explanation you'll need. Trust me.

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    ive been riding on one for 4 years, raced on it for 2 seasons, and have no complaints at all. I rarely hear complaints about them here. The only complaints are from people who have never actually rode a bike with one.

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    There are also complaints from people who simply won't accept that not every single bike part is designed to suit their riding style, terrain or prejudices.

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