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    Attempting a Fox Transfer rebuild?

    I am pretty handy. I have built several bikes. I can do lower leg and damper service on a fork, etc. Taking apart a dropper seems very daunting though. I used to have a reverb and it always had problems. Did the easy bleeds, but when I looked into a rebuild it looked pretty tedious. This transfer has had no issues for like 2 seasons and is starting to get "sticky". Rebuild looks as tough as a reverv. I don't want it to fail on me on the trail though. I feel like it's getting close to being "stuck" in the up position on my next few rides. Pony up and have a shop do it?

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    Transfer rebuild can be done in the home shop, but it does help to have some of the specialized tools from Fox. At least a set of shaft clamps with the correct diameters. Fox specs a nitrogen fill for pretty much all of their dampers, etc., but its okay to use a regular shock pump if necessary. Their step-wise procedures are mostly spot-on.
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    Bushing removal tool is like 300 euros.......lol wut?

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    Send it to Fox for service. Done right with the right tools and right parts. For $90 you'll get a complete overhaul of Seat Post internals, All seals replaced, Damper re-bled with new Damper oil, Will look and perform as new.
    For additional $50 you can jump to the front off the line in the service center, or for additional $75 you can get a guaranteed 1 day in house turnaround based on a scheduled appointment.

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    Yeah, that was the biggest hurdle. I don't want to wait days/weeks to get it back.

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    What is the point of nitrogen charging a seatpost?
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    What is the point of nitrogen charging a seatpost?
    I assume it's just like nitrogen in car tires. Much less affected by temperature changes than regular air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteroom_Guardian View Post
    I assume it's just like nitrogen in car tires. Much less affected by temperature changes than regular air.
    This, and it's less likely to migrate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grskier View Post
    This, and it's less likely to migrate.
    But African Swallows are non-migratory.
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    But African Swallows are non-migratory.
    Sorry for replying sincerely to a question you asked. I'll try to avoid being nice to you from now on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grskier View Post
    Sorry for replying sincerely to a question you asked. I'll try to avoid being nice to you from now on.
    He is correct, however, in that African swallows are non-migratory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grskier View Post
    Sorry for replying sincerely to a question you asked. I'll try to avoid being nice to you from now on.
    Well, aside from the fact that air is like 70+ percent nitrogen, IT WAS A JOKE, DUDE.
    Look at the sentence you wrote, remember that you're currently reading a forum on the web, and then tell me a Monty Python reference wasn't coming. Do you wanna maybe send Greg a pm? I heard this type of humor is strictly Verboden ​over at Alpine Zone.
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Well, aside from the fact that air is like 70+ percent nitrogen, IT WAS A JOKE, DUDE.
    Look at the sentence you wrote, remember that you're currently reading a forum on the web, and then tell me a Monty Python reference wasn't coming. Do you wanna maybe send Greg a pm? I heard this type of humor is strictly Verboden ​over at Alpine Zone.
    You asked a question.... so don't come now with the makeup of our atmosphere.. I know it. Monty Python reference.. fine, just say thanks or acknowledge people that answer your questions.

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    You sound like fun at parties.
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    You sound like fun at parties.
    Iíve thrown some hottenanies... just get tired of leaches


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    Well, you suggested seatposts migrate.
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Not the seatpost... The air, or nitrogen as the case may be.

    mi∑gra∑tion
    (2) movement from one part of something to another.

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    Whoosh!
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Whoosh!
    Yeah, right over your head.

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    Ive been putting a touch of shock oil on the stanchion/seal with a Q-tip before every ride and it seems fine.....for now. Do local shops perform this rebuild or is this a have to send it to Fox thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Whoosh!
    This is highly ironic
    StokePimpin' ain't easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteroom_Guardian View Post
    Ive been putting a touch of shock oil on the stanchion/seal with a Q-tip before every ride and it seems fine.....for now. Do local shops perform this rebuild or is this a have to send it to Fox thing?
    We had some guys go solo that would do all sorts of stuff like this, I'd imagine a shop would, but I'm always what's in/out at different shops as far as the types of services they provide. You may have to do 20-30 minutes of phone 'leg' work to find a place up there.

    You can do what a lot here do, order another "cheap" dropper and resell it once you get the serviced one back. I know how hard it can be this time of year to get a good turnaround, especially in your case (training and racing)... etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    This is highly ironic
    I understand how many levels that works on.
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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