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 Post subject: Favorite bike down
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 10:38 pm 
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Life is hard and unfair!

My favorite bike just encountered possibly damage beyond repair.
Cannondale Silk Road headshok road bike had water in the boot :(
So now all is corroded into one rigid piece, needing major repairs at best, retirement at worst :doh:

This is a bit above what I can fix myself, so just sent an inquiry to Eighty Aid in Germany, if they think they can save my baby.


Magura :(

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite bike down
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 11:34 pm 
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Wish I could help. Got Cdale ace Mendon Cyclesmith just around the corner. Hope the locals can get you set right quick

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite bike down
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 1:47 am 
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Good luck and hope it can be repaired.

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 6:33 am 
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That sounds like between a rock and a hard place, Mr. Magura.
I bet you can fix it. I've seen the work you do.

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 6:13 pm 
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Waiting to hear the news...


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 8:18 pm 
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The enquiry seemingly went for deaf ears, so I'm back to DIY.
Current status is, that I'm giving it a rust dissolver bath, as I can't get it apart due to corrosion.

The good news?
There's nothing to loose.

As for Ray's opverconfidence in my DIY skills...............

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 11:14 pm 
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Curious what you use for rust?


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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 11:26 am 
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This won't help you much Mini, as this is a Danish brand named Kema.

https://www.sbnet.dk/kemi-olie-papirvarer/olie-fedt-skaerevaesker-mm/spray-smoere-produkter/rustlosner-kema-rt-177-500-ml

It's pretty good though. A mix of oil and some acid, so it removes the oxide, but not the metal.

I managed to get the fork apart yesterdays night, mainly due to the stuff above, and it looks like there's hope.
If so, I've not only omitted the risk of other people damaging it, but saved like $300 in total.
I was literally at the "please take my money" state.

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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 5:18 pm 
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So your'e halfway there already!

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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 6:33 pm 
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I'm at least past the scary part.
Rebuilding and refitting a Headshok should just be a matter of work.

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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 7:12 pm 
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Good!


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