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    Old Rockhopper Forks lost their spring

    Hi all,


    I have a really old Rockhopper and just recently the forks kind of failed (so bottomed out) and then didn't come back up until I pulled them apart.


    The forks sort of work now but are sticky and slow to return to their original position.


    I was firstly wondering if these forks are safe to ride on (I only ride on the road on this old bike) and secondly how I go about fixing these.


    thanks very much,


    Steve.

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    Any thoughts guys?

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    Really depends on what kind of fork it is, post up some pics, particularly if there's any markings on it.

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    Good point :-)

    Here's a pic:
    They're really old.

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...s_IMG_0037.JPG

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    Hi guys,

    has anyone had a chance to look at the forks?

    cheers.

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    Not a lot of markings to go by, I'm guessing there's not a schrader valve hiding under either of those top caps, so it's probably elastomers or maybe coil. It's probably elastomers which have either gone brittle or turned to goo over the years, and pretty near impossible to find replacements. I think there was a thread in the suspension forum where people had found an aftermarket alternative.

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    Cool, cheers for the info.

    I think they're old Rock Shox.

    I guess I'll have to go for new forks.

    Would you think they're still safe to ride on in the mean time. Only road biking?

    cheers again.

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