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    Which LBS would you trust with your fork?

    Need to get my fork serviced. Not a standard service I'm fearful. Having an issue with the damper/rebound. I can't lock it out, the rebound adjustment is not working, and I hear a small ping on the rebound.

    Any recommendations for an LBS who might be able to address? Any fork gurus might know what could be going on?
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    That's why Dog made rigids!! (Sorry, couldn't resist)
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    What fork?

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    Go to Joey at Trailhead. He is on his honeymoon but is back tomorrow.

    and get a rigid fork

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    I've worked with Adrian over at Bicycles of Phoenix by PV Mall. He's awesome at forks and all other kinds of mechanical issues. His specialty is the big downhill forks but he does work on all of them.

    I've also seen on here that Kelstr (I think) is a fork guru. Might want to try PM'ing him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeskier46 View Post
    That's why Dog made rigids!! (Sorry, couldn't resist)
    LOL, I KNEW this was coming. Just didn't think it would come so soon :-).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotth72 View Post
    What fork?
    Reba RLT
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    Quote Originally Posted by razardica View Post
    Go to Joey at Trailhead. He is on his honeymoon but is back tomorrow.

    and get a rigid fork
    Cool. I actually need to head over there tomorrow. Not much luck at Trailhead in the past, but I've heard good things about Joey.

    And F the rigid fork. I'm old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual Observer View Post
    Cool. I actually need to head over there tomorrow. Not much luck at Trailhead in the past, but I've heard good things about Joey.

    And F the rigid fork. I'm old.
    Joey is the mechanic for Nationwide and an awesome wrench

    If you didn't like Trailhead before, give it a shot now that Joey is there - I was same boat

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    Quote Originally Posted by DustyChap View Post
    I've worked with Adrian over at Bicycles of Phoenix by PV Mall. He's awesome at forks and all other kinds of mechanical issues. His specialty is the big downhill forks but he does work on all of them.

    I've also seen on here that Kelstr (I think) is a fork guru. Might want to try PM'ing him.
    Good to know. I think that is who I met when I went in there a couple months ago. he seemed pretty knowledgeable, but I get nervous when we get into more complicated things like forks. Typically, I get my forks serviced by Push. But my feeling is, this is not a standard fix (and not sure if Push does that kind of stuff).
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    Sunday Cycles. You know, the shop for which you host rides for

    but seriously, they worked on my reba once and it held up very nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtbAZ44 View Post
    Sunday Cycles. You know, the shop for which you host rides for

    but seriously, they worked on my reba once and it held up very nicely.
    Hhmmm, while I LOVE Sunday Cycle, this is one repair I'm not sure I trust them with. What did they do for you, and how long ago?
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    I've heard randyharris is highly skilled in the dark arts of the suspension fork. #singlespeedmonster#forkguru#steelisreal#rudysbbq# manitoutower


    you may want to add a little oil to the top of the damper leg to see if its just a low oil issue. it may be a little low, which happens, but if you need to add more than say 10cc, you may want to have a shop tear all the way into it.

    +1 to joey as well. isn't he the owner of trailhead?
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    Kiel Marley is the owner of the Trailhead, Joey is the assistant manager and head mechanic and all around good person

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    Quote Originally Posted by funboarder1971 View Post
    I've heard randyharris is highly skilled in the dark arts of the suspension fork. #singlespeedmonster#forkguru#steelisreal#rudysbbq# manitoutower


    you may want to add a little oil to the top of the damper leg to see if its just a low oil issue. it may be a little low, which happens, but if you need to add more than say 10cc, you may want to have a shop tear all the way into it.

    +1 to joey as well. isn't he the owner of trailhead?
    Good suggestion regarding the oil. Bad suggestion regarding Randy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual Observer View Post
    Good suggestion regarding the oil. Bad suggestion regarding Randy.
    once you get past the attitude, he really is a nice guy.
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    @randyharris - i still have that kona mechanics shirt for you.
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    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funboarder1971 View Post
    once you get past the attitude, he really is a nice guy.
    #quadzilla #cyborg #pitajungle #+1joey


    @randyharris - i still have that kona mechanics shirt for you.
    And I'm sure I owe you a lunch - maybe next week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by randyharris View Post
    And I'm sure I owe you a lunch - maybe next week?

    Tower Pro running strong.
    that could work. don't let me forget i still have your leftover fork oil... and that MILO kit... and that syncros tire.

    i'm going to starve myself for a week.

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    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    Might be out of your way, but I took my Reba to Flat Tire Bikes in Cave Creek. Cool guys and good work from what I can tell.
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    Out of you way, and I'm a little biased, but Flag Bike Rev in flagstaff has excellent service AND guarantees next business day turnaround on all repairs. If they have the parts in stock you get your fork the next day. They have a big stock of fork parts and use motorex oils.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coondog#77 View Post
    Might be out of your way, but I took my Reba to Flat Tire Bikes in Cave Creek. Cool guys and good work from what I can tell.
    I think the guy Raz is recommending used to work at Flat Tire. Was this recently, or possibly it was Joey who worked on it.

    Nonetheless, thankfully I'm not in any huge hurry. I do have a second bike I can ride. But the damn thing has these weird things on the handlebars, and some goofy contraception on the back wheel. I'll need to figure out how to use those.
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    Yes, Joey used to work at Flat Tire

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    Which LBS would you trust with your fork?

    Ted at DNA Cycles Mesa rebuilt my Reba and it is now flawless. Amazing mechanic - can't go wrong.

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    Which LBS would you trust with your fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual Observer View Post
    I think the guy Raz is recommending used to work at Flat Tire. Was this recently, or possibly it was Joey who worked on it.

    Nonetheless, thankfully I'm not in any huge hurry. I do have a second bike I can ride. But the damn thing has these weird things on the handlebars, and some goofy contraception on the back wheel. I'll need to figure out how to use those.
    It was this past summer and I only remember him being a big fella with an awesome beard, he rode a fatbike during the night rides.

    Not sure about the contraception you're using on the back up ride. Having a "bike on the side" comes with risks.
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