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    Lefty DLR Ti Rebuild?

    ok, i think its time to rebuild my 2003 Lefty DLR Ti. its making a "thud" sound now. does anybody have a step by step link? ive looked and cant find one. i swear there was one here. ugh, not looking forward to rebuilding it.

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    Thud as in, topping out or compressing? Top out just needs a bearing reset. Unfortunately with those, you need the tools to remove the cartridge, and then a reset gauge. The newer forks are very user serviceable as far as reset goes, no special tools.
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    topping out a guess. right after it compresses, its like a thunk. my rear shock needs a rebuild to, so i guess its time. so is there no easy way to check the DLR out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by broomhandle
    so is there no easy way to check the DLR out?
    unfortunately, due to the age, nope....
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    fooey.. so like would a local bike shop be able to rebuild it? or is it maybe just needing air or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by broomhandle
    fooey.. so like would a local bike shop be able to rebuild it? or is it maybe just needing air or something?
    Some shops can, others say they can, but send it to Cannondale, who, based on the age, will most likely recommend replacement. Air won't help, the bearings have migrated, totally fixable, normal, and to be expected. They've just improved the design since that one, so it can be done by the rider, in their garage.
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    thanks... kinda sucks. so a disposable shock huh? and i have 2 of them... a 2003 and a 2000 DLR... thanks....

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    Quote Originally Posted by broomhandle
    so a disposable shock huh?

    Not at all. Quite the contrary actually. Probably the most modular and rebuilable forks out there. Cannondale just did a poor job of instructing shops on how to work on them, and initially made little attempt to offer service on any real scale. The result is a dealer network that is totally un familiar with them, as most have never seen the inside of one, and a Tech room that offers good service, but is overworked, and unable to provide real service to older forks, due to parts being older and the like. There are shops out there that do them, just need to ask around, and find someone.
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    whats the Air PSI supposed to be set at in the DLR? maybe its a little low...

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