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    '94 sworks dualy suspension

    recently inherited a 94 sworks dually. it has been setup w/ 96 components. looking to try and get my but in the woods. got some concerns. ohh yeah i am pushin 245 and donater was probably 180 soaking wet.

    1) keep blowing spokes- looks like the aluminum nipples are corroded and that is where they are snapping. rims look like in good shape and they have ringle hubs. should i just re lace the wheels ? any spoke preferences?
    2) suspension.. has carbon legged judy cartridge forks and i think stock fox rear shock. any suggestions.. looking to rehad them if i can.


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    Quote Originally Posted by greggah View Post
    recently inherited a 94 sworks dually. it has been setup w/ 96 components. looking to try and get my but in the woods. got some concerns. ohh yeah i am pushin 245 and donater was probably 180 soaking wet.

    1) keep blowing spokes- looks like the aluminum nipples are corroded and that is where they are snapping. rims look like in good shape and they have ringle hubs. should i just re lace the wheels ? any spoke preferences?
    2) suspension.. has carbon legged judy cartridge forks and i think stock fox rear shock. any suggestions.. looking to rehad them if i can.


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    relace it should be fine.

    http://www.firstflightbikes.com/1994_Spec_FSR.htm

    Is this the bike?

    If yes, ride it until you decide if you like MTB riding or not. If yes, continue to ride until you are ready to buy a new bike.

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    rutnick-

    awesome.. relace it is.. what about suspension.. now anything about that. went for a ride yesterday.. busted 2 spokes and the rear suspension looks like it is leaking fresh fluids.

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    rutnick.. yah thats the bike. but w/ an upgrade in forks and bars and such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greggah View Post
    rutnick.. yah thats the bike. but w/ an upgrade in forks and bars and such.
    She's getting old and how much do you want to sink in an old bike? Check and see of Push Industries can rebuild that rear shock. Buy a cheap rear wheel like a Ryno Lite with XT hub.

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    i can sink some money into it.. but don't want to drop a ton. My big problem right now is the rear shock. I can relace the rims. give me something to do while i am enjoy my DALES Pale ALE. and i can swap out the forks relativly cheap to get me going.

    but the rear shock!!! hmm.. push will not rebuild. .but i was wondering about replacing with a new one. i see there are some out there for 325.. so i think it would be worth to sink $500 into it and make it ridable. it would be cheaper than a new bike. or am i sniffing paint fumes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greggah View Post
    i can sink some money into it.. but don't want to drop a ton. My big problem right now is the rear shock. I can relace the rims. give me something to do while i am enjoy my DALES Pale ALE. and i can swap out the forks relativly cheap to get me going.

    but the rear shock!!! hmm.. push will not rebuild. .but i was wondering about replacing with a new one. i see there are some out there for 325.. so i think it would be worth to sink $500 into it and make it ridable. it would be cheaper than a new bike. or am i sniffing paint fumes.
    does the replacement have the same eye to eye and stroke?

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    You could probably sell it to a vintage bike collector and come up with some $ to put toward a more modern bike. PM with size and condition.
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    can't sell it but it is in great shape execpt for the suspension front and rear. and the spkes need relacing.. but full xt componets has specialized crank w/ some new rings.. " engagement ring " is name on the front ring. race tech brake levers. xt v- brakes

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    I would NOT put $500 into that bike.
    Someone else may, but not me.

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    If it was free to begin with, I'd put $500 into that bike all day long.

    OP, why do you think you need a new shock?
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    bike was 100% free. rear shock is leaking oil when i come back from my ride and the fronts are soft.. but i will probably lace of the wheels get that together and then ride it till it doesn't absorb anything then think about life for a bit.

    i came up w/ $500 because looks like i could get a new front fork and a rear shock rebuilt( can't find anyone to touch it) or even a new rear shock if i could find one w/ the same length as stock. and have a pretty light decent dually for $500. just bought the 1500 road bike so i am tapped.

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