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    Waah - Broken front dropout on Fox Talas

    I managed to break off the front right dropout on my fork. (luckily I was not on the bike when it happened). What options do I have aside from buying a new fork? This is a Fox Talas R that was converted to a RLC and PUSH'd.

    Thanks for any advice.

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    I had a friend break a dropout when he didn't secure the rear wheel of a bike mounted on a roof rack. It was facing rearward and flipped off while he was driving. He was able to buy a new set of lowers-not sure if he went directly through Fox or a shop.

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    Call up Fox and see if they can hook you up with a new set of lowers.

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    Yup, It'll cost you, but Fox should be able to....

    hook you up. You will probably have to find a dealer in your area, but the lowers should be available. Check with Fox on availablility before you start the dealer search though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Impy
    I managed to break off the front right dropout on my fork. (luckily I was not on the bike when it happened). What options do I have aside from buying a new fork? This is a Fox Talas R that was converted to a RLC and PUSH'd.

    Thanks for any advice.
    Ok, when are we going to hear the story behind this one? Sounds like it could be interesting. ;^)

    I'm glad you weren't hurt. I'd definitely try to score some new lowers if you had it tuned to your liking. Or, check eBay for a non-functional organ donor.

    BTW, were you happy with the results from what PUSH did? My '03 RLC needs an overhaul, and I was thinking of sending it to them for the treatment.

    Kathy :^)
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    Hey..

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky
    Ok, when are we going to hear the story behind this one? Sounds like it could be interesting. ;^)

    I'm glad you weren't hurt. I'd definitely try to score some new lowers if you had it tuned to your liking. Or, check eBay for a non-functional organ donor.

    BTW, were you happy with the results from what PUSH did? My '03 RLC needs an overhaul, and I was thinking of sending it to them for the treatment.

    Kathy :^)
    I did my 03 a while back and it really shot some new life into the forks adjustability, ride height (taller), tracking and feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky
    Ok, when are we going to hear the story behind this one? Sounds like it could be interesting. ;^)


    BTW, were you happy with the results from what PUSH did? My '03 RLC needs an overhaul, and I was thinking of sending it to them for the treatment.

    Kathy :^)
    Well I hucked off this 50 foot cliff and then...

    No actually it broke while I was loading it in the back of my car. I'm just grateful that it happened then and not on the epic very remote ride I had done the day before, not on the night ride I had scheduled for that night.

    I am happy with my fork. I am not the best judge of suspension, I seem unable to feel some of the differences that my friends can appreciate, but I'm glad I did it as the fork was exploding oil and it sure beat getting a new one.

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