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    Frozen Lev Dropper

    So I just had the internal cable replaced on my Lev Dropper. Works perfect above freezing. When I ride below freezing it seems like the internal cable gets locked in the open position. I had to pop the cover and force the cable to the closed position to keep the dropper from dropping. Anybody have a solution for this? Grease? WD-40 the heck out of everything? Different dropper for cold weather?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Gravity Dropper, if you can stand the inhumanity of external cable routing.

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    Most likely there is water in your outer cable which is freezing and not allowing the internal cable to get enough slack. I recently had that happen to mine. New outer actuator cable and housing fixed the problem

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    Never had a problem with my gravity dropper. 6 degrees and still works fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rollertoaster View Post
    Most likely there is water in your outer cable which is freezing and not allowing the internal cable to get enough slack. I recently had that happen to mine. New outer actuator cable and housing fixed the problem

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    This, or it's incorrectly assembled. after I replaced the seat clamps, my KS LEV has been trouble free for 2 years.

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    perhaps I spoke too soon... My last ride, it was about 23º and i encountered this problem...
    OP, have you resolved the issue yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantic View Post
    perhaps I spoke too soon... My last ride, it was about 23º and i encountered this problem...
    OP, have you resolved the issue yet?
    All fixed. I popped the red cap off and sprayed the crap out of the cables while actuating the dropper up and down. No problems on my very next ride. Rode today in 7 degrees and worked like a champ. Still much slower than when not cold but that's normal for the Kindshock stuff.

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    It was definitely the inner cable because when it was frozen I was able to manually push and pull the outer cable.
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    What did you spray it with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantic View Post
    What did you spray it with?
    WD-40. Tons of it!
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