Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Super Biker Mtn Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Spokane WA
    My Bikes
    2008 Lapierre X-Lite, 2006 Serotta Coeur d’Acier, 2005 Independent Fabrication Steel Delux, 2003 Surly 1x1, 2003 Surly Cross Check, 1986 Schwin Worldsport SS commuter, 1980's Mongoose Supergoose
    Posts
    1,183
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Manitou 2001 SX-R worth rebuild?

    I have a 2001 Manitou SX-R that was working fairly well untill the oil seals blew on the right leg this week. Now it doesn't hold oil and has no dapening. Does anyone know if new seals are available for this fork, and is it worth rebuilding?

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Bend, OR
    My Bikes
    American Breezer mtb, American Classic ti road bike w/SRAM Force and XO, Crotch Rocket, SOMA 69'er w/XX-1 mtb, Handsome Shop Bike w/700c wheels. Bianchi SS 'cross
    Posts
    579
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    "No" to the latter, so the answer to the former doesn't matter. For both performance & safety reasons, a new fork would be worth the cost and you should be able to find some good deals on '03 leftovers and '04 closeouts. Good luck!

  3. #3
    Super Biker Mtn Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Spokane WA
    My Bikes
    2008 Lapierre X-Lite, 2006 Serotta Coeur d’Acier, 2005 Independent Fabrication Steel Delux, 2003 Surly 1x1, 2003 Surly Cross Check, 1986 Schwin Worldsport SS commuter, 1980's Mongoose Supergoose
    Posts
    1,183
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks, that's kinda what I was thinking.

  4. #4
    NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS! a2psyklnut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
    My Bikes
    Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
    Posts
    7,972
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You could try to contact Answer Products, they've always been helpful when I've called. I don't know if they'll have what you need.

    However, even if you spend $75, you still have a 3 year old fork. I'd save your money and put it towards a new fork.

    L8R
    "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
    "Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger

  5. #5
    Senior Member mindbogger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    933
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Unless that fork has sentimental value.........hang it up like a trophy.
    00' Cannondale R1000
    01' Devinci Chilipepper

    When sh*t hits the fan, everything I'm not, made me everything I am.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •