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  1. #1
    MD Rider
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    Jun 2006

    '00 Rock Shox SID XC - unrepairable??

    Last week, my LBS suggested I have my fork sent off to be rebuilt - a '00 SID XC (red) - since I had never had it serviced. A few days later the shop calls me and tells me it can't be repaired because the spring is bent and they can't get replacement parts.. how can this be? I just find it hard to believe these replacement parts are unavailable, especially since I have found several places online that carry them. Has anyone else ran into a similar problem with there rebuild?

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    Well it is nearly 8 years old... Most shops only keep stocks of spares for bits 3-4 years old.

    Just buy the spring and tell them you can supply one?

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    ups and downs
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    Nov 2004
    Contact HippieTech. They haven't changed an awful lot in the SID for a long time, the 1999-2004 SID's are near identical. It sounds like the LBS isn't that interested in pursuing the repair.

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    All 26.5" all the time!
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    Sep 2005
    The shop sounds incompetent. I'd get a 2nd opinion.

    The SID is air sprung, and I don't see how air can 'bend'.

    Internal seal (o-ring), and seal/wiper kits are available through and other places.

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    carpe maņana
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    Nov 2004
    Yeah, the shop is blowing smoke. The SID is Hydra air. There is no coil to bend. Besides, coils don't typically bend, anyway. You can find a manual online for your fork and get a good idea what an overhaul entails. You really ought to be able to do it yourself it you have a little space to get messy. If you don't want to do it yourself, send it to Hippie Tech, as suggested above. You ought to be able to get replacement parts for it from Seals and such you should get from (

    Oh, look, there is a pictorial manual on how to overhaul your fork:


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    Oct 2005
    Yeah, some shops just don't want to mess with fork rebuilds, I'm guessing that's what's happening here. I've rebuilt a SID before and it's straightforward. Just follow the pictures on Enduro fork seals website and you should be fine. I didn't even need to change out the o-rings. Got the Enduro seals and was able to replace them myself, unlike on my Zocchi. You'll need some oil and new seals and maybe a socket. You'll save a lot of money if you do it yourself.

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