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    Chicagoland Rock Shox service centers? Anyone know of any?

    I normally do all my own service, but I need to do a major overhaul of my front and rear shocks, and by the time I bought all the fluids, greases, seals, etc., I'd rather just pay someone else to do it right the first time.

    I found a place in Oregon that would be happy to do it, have a great rep, but I have the hydraulic lockouts on my bike, and they need the whole system intact to do it properly. So I'd have to send in my whole frame/fork, or break the in-the-frame rear lockout system, remove it, and then re-install it and rebleed it. Seems crazy.

    So, I'm looking for anyone here who has had this type of thing done somewhere in the Chicagoland area. I'm out in the burbs, but would be happy to drive somewhere, drop the whole bike off, and be done with it.

    The local Trek dealers near me are just not capable. The mechanics are in their early 20's (not that that automatically means they cant' do it!) and when I ask about it, they eventually admit they have never done what I'm asking before.

    So I'm looking for an old pro with RockShox. Someone who can rip it apart, re-do everything, and get me back to new again. Not a first-timer...I can do that myself!

    Anyone out there?

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    Look up The Bike Doc, LLC.


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    I sent them an email, didn't here back yet.

    They are the next state over from me, but if they come out my way, we might have a winner. I'd love to have them come to my place, I hand them the bike, and when they leave, we are all set.

    Hopefully they'll come out my way sometime.

    Thanks for the tip.

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    Some friends of mine have had their Rockshox stuff rebuilt by some guy named Keith at Keith's bicycle garage in the Danville area. They swear by him.

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    Might want to add a new Debonair air shaft to the list of things to do when the fork is apart. Supposedly the new 2019 shaft makes for a much more supple yet well supported ride
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    Can I add a 2019 air shaft to a 2013 fork? I know I can't touch the right side of the fork's guts, the side with the lockout. I called SRAM and the Monarch XX rear shock I have can only be hydraulic for a lockout, or manual with a lever, that is. So I need to keep that part of the fork intact or I'd have to replace both rear shock and part of the fork, and get a new lockout...too much $ for the end result.

    I might buy the rebuild kits off amazon and give them a go myself. What the heck.

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    Might have jumped the gun, the debonair air shaft is only for a few models. You wouldn't happen to have a revelation would you?
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