rockshox lower leg service – problem!
this has never happened to me before…
i’ve undone the lower leg bolts a couple of turns, i’ve given the right-leg-bolt a gentle tap, and un-stuck the damper shaft.
but the left-leg-bolt/u-turn shaft is refusing to budge, even after sustained-heavy-battering.
anything obvious i’m missing?
ta!Posted 5 years agoschnorSubscriber
Totally sure you’re unscrewing it enough? I’ve found a smaller hammer used quicker is better than a large hammer used hard, if you get me.
Bolting it up all tight, then undoing it / hammering again sometimes helps. Other than that, foot on the crown and pull on the brace / hammer / rinse, wash, repeat. It’ll come off 🙂Posted 5 years agobikewhispererMember
Don’t pull hard on it! You might mangle the guts.Posted 5 years ago
I’d make sure that the nut is flush with the end of the rod, and keep going at it with a nylon hammer, or a lump of plastic and what you’re using. Put a little tension on them by sticking your foot between crown and brace with the steerer on the floor. I’m not responsible for your bruised feet though!nukeSubscriber
I’ve had this before: the fork just absorbs the shock from hitting the nut so logically you want to stop the lowers moving so that when you hit the nut, the lowers stay where they are and the nut/rod moves down releasing itself from the lowers. I’d be very cautious of bracing the lowers using the fork brace though as it is not designed for this..Posted 5 years ago
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