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  • Premier Icon wiz74
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    75 quid – for a seatpost service – almost half what I paid for mine – not knocking loco just seems madness – can cost 2-300 quid a year just to keep a bike serviced – not so long ago that would by you an entry level HT every year!

    MoseyMTB
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    I agree, that’s half what mine cost. Again not knocking loco.

    mikey74
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    Are they not user serviceable?

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    No maintance or service instruction came with mine, so what am I supposed to do regarding “post” ride maintance and servicing?

    Merak
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    Oofft,£75.

    fakesounding
    Member

    I’m sure you mean twice what you paid, not half, or that would make loco seem cheap in comparison ?!?

    brakes
    Member

    supposed to do regarding “post” ride maintance and servicing

    ask the internet.
    £75 is a lot of money. I’m not saying that you were overcharged. but it’s a lot of money for servicing something especially if you consider that traditionally seatposts needed no servicing at all.

    glupton1976
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    I’m sure you mean twice what you paid, not half, or that would make loco seem cheap in comparison ?!?

    Read it again and pay attention this time. 😉

    d45yth
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    No maintance or service instruction came with mine

    There’s plenty of guides here on the web!

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    rickon, how old is your seatpost?

    _tom_
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    And this is why I will never own a dropper! You can get a brand new thomson that requires 0 maintenance for the price of that service!

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    There’s plenty of guides here on the web!

    Yes I am aware of the Internet/web. So that would fishers/rockshox get out of jail card would it?

    Ahh your post is buggered did you service or maintain it?

    No, there were no instructions with it as to what I should do.

    You should’ve searched the Internet for servicing instructions as we don’t provide any with the product, sorry!

    Premier Icon Nick
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    A dropper provides a function way beyond a traditional seat post, it’s silly to compare the two, and if you want that function it comes at a cost.

    b45her
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    i didn’t remember how much of a faff riding without a dropper was until i rode a few bikes with olde worlde standard posts at a demo day yesterday, even the god awful kronolog post was better than a standard pipe.

    Premier Icon rickon
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    It’s as good as new 🙂

    I was losing about an inch of travel when sitting on the saddle, and there was a fair amount of play.

    Popped it to LoCo in the post, and it arrived very clean and working as new.

    Very pleased. Well worth the £75.

    Cheers LoCo.

    Ricks

    retro83
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    the service kit is £41 retail from TF, so it is not too bad.

    brakes
    Member

    did that £75 include a new bushing assembly?

    And this is why I will never own a dropper! You can get a brand new thomson that requires 0 maintenance for the price of that service!

    1. They’re amazing things – I’d give up my suspension before my dropper post!

    2. They’re not all difficult/expensive to service. A Gravity Dropper is dead simple and if you can’t be bothered to service it yourself: http://gravitydropper.com/clean-and-rebuild/

    $15!!!

    _tom_
    Member

    I guess if I was gonna get one it’d be a gravity dropper as it seems like the only one thats easy and cheap to work on. I hate complicating my bikes so it’s just extra crap to go wrong and spoil my enjoyment! Dont think theyre really made for me though, I mainly just ride dh so my seat is down more often than not 🙂

    duntstick
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    It’s just a service, seals and oil, possibly a bushing ting.

    £35 would seem reasonable.

    cazum
    Member

    my k900r cost like £110 quid….. i can service the whole thing myself, for virtually £0…… unless am doing oil ect… then prob £10 max…. it does seem steep but thats what you get for having a reverb!

    on a side not the TF reveb service is £79….

    Stranga
    Member

    Two friends of mine had theirs dropping about 10mm when sitting on them and they got brand new posts off SRAM under warranty!

    wobbliscott
    Member

    I’ve just taken a look at the official SRAM how to service a reverb and though it is quite straight forward there are lots of steps and some specialist tools needed. Given a service kit is circa £40, the service centre is welcome to another £30 or so to do the work in my view. It looks a real faff, a whole other order of magnitude compared with a fork service, and is not something you should need to do often.

    Trimix
    Member

    Ive taken mine apart (Reverb), to do a service you need the o rings and tools and a clean workshop, some experience and the bushes. It will take a while, so Id say thats good value for money.

    You can buy very cheap droppers for sure, but you get what you pay for. Not all droppers are the same in use / quality / function.

    Anyway, for some £75 is pocket money, for others its a fortune.

    Premier Icon rickon
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    That way I look at it is that I paid circa £200 for it new, I paid about £300 for my Revelations new, and I pay £100 a year on servicing + oil changes in the lowers every month.

    So £75 for 1 1/2 years isn’t bad at all. Considering I use it a lot, and it’s one of the things that revolutionized my riding I don’t mind spending to keep it running how it should.

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    Revelations new, and I pay £100 a year on servicing + oil changes in the lowers every month

    You do ?

    Jeez… i’m doing something wrong… i may service my Fox’s soon… it’s been 3 years after all since anyone touched them

    Trimix
    Member

    You can / should do the lower service yourself.

    It takes about 15 mins and requires very little knowhow – undoing a couple of bolts, pouring out the old oil, pouring in the new oil, swopping out the old foam rings for new ones.

    Thats pretty much it. TF do a kit and you can see a vid on Youtube. Even taking the time to replace the seals only adds minutes to it.

    Given the ease and cheap cost its a no brainer.

    I do mine every few months, but then I ride it 3/4 times a week.

    LoCo
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    Cheers Rickon, glad it’s working well for you 😀

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    but then I ride it 3/4 times a week.

    So do i.

    Premier Icon rickon
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    The problem will be that you could have got grit down in the seals, which will over time rub the anodising off the stanchions, and cause more dirt to enter, rubbing more off, and eventually you end up with a ruined fork.

    You wont notice it above the seals, but below they can be a mess.

    If you’ve not serviced them for 3 years, then there is a very high chance they’re in a bad state below the seals. So, run them til they die 🙂

    For me my mantra is:

    Regular servicing at home to keep them running
    Servicing at LoCo to make them feel brand new

    I have no idea what he does differently, but just got my RP23 back from him and it’s like a whole new shock. Bike feels so much nicer. I do air can services myself, but it never feels as good as that once a year feeling.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    So, run them til they die

    Probably cheaper in the long run!

    Premier Icon ononeorange
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    Don’t Fox forks self-combust if not serviced every 5 minutes of use?! 😉

    Lowers aren’t that easy – I’ve done them OK a couple of times, the last attempt though had to to go off to TF Tuned as they literally poured oil out no matter how tight I tried to do the nuts up.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    gravity dropper just did a complete service and rebuild new bushings etc even replacing the upper part of the post
    and under warranty – im not even the original owner! screwed on the cable entry mount(had come unbonded)
    all for $18 plus postage (<£10) turnaround was 10 days

    servicing is normally dead easy and costs very little

    theres advantages to a spring in a tube!

    massive OT RICKON : just emailed you 😉

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Don’t Fox forks self-combust if not serviced every 5 minutes of use?!

    Yep, they sure do

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    Don’t Fox forks self-combust if not serviced every 5 minutes of use?!

    The Fox forks on my 2007 Stumpy that have never, ever been looked at must be the exception then.

    Trimix
    Member

    If the whole stantion was the same material / colour you wouldnt see the wear as much. Grit is grit, rub it into metal long enough and it wears.

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    poured oil out no matter how tight I tried to do the nuts up.

    Fitting new crush washers would prob have stopped the oil leaking out.

    emmodd
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    Wharncliffe cycle tech will do it for £45!

    theres advantages to a spring in a tube!

    It’s true. They are easy to sort after seizing on a wet Welsh ride. 😉

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