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Old 11-22-04, 10:22 AM   #1
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Ok what should I do if my front shock simply decides that it doesnīt want to work in subzero temps? I havenīt lubed it once since I got my bike 3 months ago, but it works perfectly fine in warmer weather (like when I take the bike inside) Could you recommend me a good lubricant for shocks? The instructions that came with the fork say to use some sort of teflon oil. I didnīt think it would be smart to use the oil that I bought for my chain (Mortorex Wet Lube, works pretty well for Iceland)
Recommendations and links would be helpful Thanks
I already solved my frozen seat problem...just take the seat off in bring it inside with you.
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Old 11-22-04, 11:00 AM   #2
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Take it off. Put a rigid fork on for the winter. I have a bike I use exclusively in the winter. Hardtail, rigid and platform pedals. I find that bikes with suspension tend to develope irritating problems that can turn into larger problems because of the cold. My suspension rides stay inside for the winter months.
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Old 11-22-04, 12:24 PM   #3
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If your front suspension uses an elastomer for damping, perhaps it is getting hard at very low temps? I would contact the manufacturer and describe the situation, including how cold, the symptoms, etc. and ask them for suggestions. It's probably not a lubrication issue since you have the problem only in the cold.
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