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    Help installing new fork.

    I am expecting delivery of a new XC32 fork today to be installed on my Haro V4. Being new to wrenching on my bikes I have never installed a new fork. If I must I am sure I could figure out the installation on my own but I was wondering if there was anyone in the East Valley area that might be willing to walk a noob bike mechanic through the process. TIA

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    I had this same question a few months ago... I was going to do it myself, and ended up having it done at REI... If you are a member, it is only $15 bucks... Well worth it IMO....

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    Thanks for the info. I am not a member at REI, plus I like to wrench on things and I would like to learn to do it myself.

    Quote Originally Posted by mtbdennis View Post
    I had this same question a few months ago... I was going to do it myself, and ended up having it done at REI... If you are a member, it is only $15 bucks... Well worth it IMO....

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    Hey I live in mesa. Crossroads of Higley and Broadway rd. Where are you at?
    I could help.
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    I am at Power and Brown, not too far away at all. I assume you have done this before? What does your schedule look like? Also how long does this usually take, 1-2 hours?

    Quote Originally Posted by BIGHORN LEW View Post
    Hey I live in mesa. Crossroads of Higley and Broadway rd. Where are you at?
    I could help.

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    I am available from 3 pm on today. Also same tomorrow till 6 pm. Saturday open from 9 am to 3 pm. Yes, I have done it a few times. Take less than an hour.
    RAM speed: UP, UP, and away....!

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    Great, this evening would be great for me then I will have it for riding this weekend. Do you prefer that I come to you or do it in my garage? How does 5:30 sound?

    Quote Originally Posted by BIGHORN LEW View Post
    I am available from 3 pm on today. Also same tomorrow till 6 pm. Saturday open from 9 am to 3 pm. Yes, I have done it a few times. Take less than an hour.

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    Check your PM's.
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    ^^^^^^cool!^^^^^

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    Do you have the correct brake adapter for this swap? Do you have a new star nut for the new fork? Are you going to raise the bars or leave them at the same height, if you are raising the bars you need additional spacers.

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    A huge thanks goes out to Bighorn Lew! He was gracious enough to invite me over, forgave me for being late (I tried to text but it wouldn't go through), and very patiently helped me get my new fork installed, explaining the process all along such that I am pretty sure I could manage the job on my own next time. Thanks again! I hope to ride with you sometime!

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    This just shows how cool this website can be.

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    Now you'd go upgrade to a Fox fork tomorrow and have to repeat the whole process
    Keep the rubber side down

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    Awesome!

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    Ha! One can always dream, however I think this bike is reaching the limits of how much I want to upgrade it... the next major upgrade will be a new bike! But that's a ways off, this will keep me happy until then.

    Quote Originally Posted by MTBCanuck View Post
    Now you'd go upgrade to a Fox fork tomorrow and have to repeat the whole process

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    Quote Originally Posted by tysonnemb View Post
    This just shows how cool this website can be.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Yep, it has been VERY helpful to me in situations just like this one... Not to mention all the people I have met because of it...

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