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Old 08-11-04, 03:24 PM   #1
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Air Fork or Spring Fork?

How can u tell if your fork is an air fork or a coil spring? I'm wondering on one of my RST's and i can't tell if its an air of spring. i want to know becuase i want to know if i need to buy a shock pump in the future. Do any of you know how to tell which is which?
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Old 08-11-04, 04:22 PM   #2
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Do you know the modle?, also being a RST it might be spring/coil
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Old 08-11-04, 05:17 PM   #4
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Manufacturer: RST

Season: 2004

Material: casting magnesium, stanchion CroMo

Weight: approx. 1.87 Kilogram

Construction type: AHEAD/thread depending on the optional steerer

Lenght of steerer (mm): AHEAD 300mm, thread 225mm

Color: silver-metallic, black-matt, red, yellow
arch black satined

Diameter of steerer: 1 inch or 1 1/8 inch depending on steerer

Travel: 89mm

Absorption: steel spring + MCU Elastomere

Adjustability: preload adjustable


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ok so i can't buy a shock pump for it?
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ok so i can't buy a shock pump for it?
YES, you CAN buy a shock pump for it!
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Old 08-11-04, 11:51 PM   #7
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ok so i can't buy a shock pump for it?
You can buy one but you cant use it with this fork. Because if you read what I posted you would see that it is NOT an air fork
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who do i believe? Rayin or Justsomeguy? He says i can buy one and the other says i can't. i wish they'd make all forks air forks.....i hate RST's! i wanna get another fork but i don't have enough money!!!! AHHH
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who do i believe? Rayin or Justsomeguy? He says i can buy one and the other says i can't. i wish they'd make all forks air forks.....i hate RST's! i wanna get another fork but i don't have enough money!!!! AHHH
you asked if you can buy one. you can buy ANYTHING. but in this case, you wont be able to put that pump to use with that shock because its a SPRING absorption. meaning NO AIR.
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OK,
Left over MC days stuff hear, but ALL fork are air forks to some extent.
There is air in the chamber, when the fork compresses the air does too.
But since this has elastomers, it probably does NOT have oil, and as such may not be sealed.

If it has oil, and is then sealed, you can add air valves to the caps and add a LITTLE air to help the springs.

Might not work on a cheaper (I don't know what price point your fork is) bike fork.
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o ok. thanks.
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