Now, we're talking.
Is that a grill from the future in the background?
We've had that for a long time - guess which part is aluminum
My second guess was that it was a grill from the 70's.Originally Posted by MadMan2k
That looks like something a little different than just mud....then again I havent seen mud like that in ages.
cases like that are where disc brakes are really nice
I rode over some sand/dirt that kind of stuck to the top of it. I had half a mile to go to get home, so some of it fell off also.
I hope you have nice fork wiper seals
that happened to me, but with this nasty mud that is like clay. i tried washing it off with a hose, but it didnt do crap. i ended up scrubbing my entire bike down and its all good.
Rides: 06 Demo8 II, Yeti DJ
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I don't think the seals on my fork are super good, no. My mom didn't mean to go through the mud; she didnt think the road would be too bad.
You need a single speed. That would stop the mud build-up on your f/d, and make it nice and clean, like this!
I was thinking "I wish I had a winter beater, ss, rigid fork, no brakes (or discs) to ride in this stuff".. A frame with nice tire clearance would help also.
I just got enduro fork seals actually, they seem pretty nice witht he material used and all.l ANd that is a hell of a lot of mud, but im not a single speed fan. I like the modulation
You might want to get your bike to the lbs, that black ring 2/3rds of the way up with the wiper seal.Mud got in there, fork probably needs rebuilding.
I have the same problem you do, and I see you tried to keep it on with a zip tie.
They key is to put one zip tie on the seal, and another zip tie on the fork itself, then use two zip ties to hold the upper one in place.
thats a pretty good system you have there svloid. I went riding in the snow today (6 inches now) and i saw no signs of leaking or anything, i couldnt see any signs of water getting in there. What kind of fork is that?
I tried the way it is, then gave up on it but forgot to cut them off. I might try the way you have it, thanks.
It's an 04 hardrock sport with probably the cheapest fork on the market.
It's weird that he's got the 05' hardrock and he's got the same problem on the right fork.
He must've been going mad slow, cause there's very little mud on the bottom of the frame.
Well i just say, if you can find the model of the fork there might be better seals out there for them, though if you dont plan on keeping this thing for a while it may not be worth it. Though these things cost me just 25 dollars, thats 5 dollars lless than the OEM ones my bike shop was going to order for me. And i can assure you they are better, look at their reviews.
RST Gila T5...
I'm probably getting a new fork next year - not sure about that though. If I need new seals, I'll do that.
I was going pretty slow on the way home so that all the mud wouldnt fall off, and I could take pictures
Nothin like a good mudder ride. I had several races this past spring that had me and the bike lookin like that! Thats why car wax and armor all rock. Yay for discs too.
Screw the fork, I'm probably getting a new bike lol.
700c flatbar with disc brakes.
Sorry, I missed that post last time. If mud gets in there, would having it rebuilt help?Originally Posted by KonaRider24