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Old 05-07-08, 03:37 PM   #1
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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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Old 05-07-08, 04:35 PM   #2
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Put air in it.
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Old 05-07-08, 04:47 PM   #3
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Put air in it.
That would be the first place I'd start too. Sometimes it's the simple things...

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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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Old 05-12-08, 06:23 AM   #5
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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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Old 05-12-08, 01:43 PM   #6
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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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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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why?
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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Can you expand on it?
Just add five or six exclamation points at the end.
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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.
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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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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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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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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