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Edward Pickering

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PostSubject: RearShocks   Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:41 am

Good Evening All,


Can anybody advise on the right rear shocks to purchase or is it down to personal preference?

Are there certain places to buy them as would really like to push forward with the project.



Many Thanks


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PostSubject: Re: RearShocks   Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:10 am

Ed,

There are lots of options, I have just started looking myself, at the moment I am considering Hagon(http://www.hagon-shocks.co.uk/ ) and NJB (http://www.njbshocks.co.uk/)

I would like something that's correctly sprung for my weight

I guess it comes down to finding something you are happy with and your budget , both these are around 125

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PostSubject: Re: RearShocks   Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:33 am

Hi James,

Thank you for the reply. Dad said that was the two types he was looking at and is about thr price we thought they were. Just didnt know if there was an off the shelf set from either that have a bit of room for scope so we dont buy something that is wrong and have a problem again.


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PostSubject: Re: RearShocks   Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:53 am

Ed,

I have been in touch with NJB and they make them pretty much to order, been very helpful via email contact. Planning on speaking to Hagon next week

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PostSubject: Re: RearShocks   Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:04 am

Hi james,

Thanks for that. Maybe thats what we need to do and see what they suggest.


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PostSubject: Re: RearShocks   Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:56 am

Hi James,

What shocks did you go for in the end or is it still in consideration?



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PostSubject: Re: RearShocks   Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:27 am

Hi Edward and James

we are very interested in this topic, and in the field for shocks, for both eds (my son) bike and my bikes, so will be interested to hear how you get on james, ? and what you go for ? why ? and what were your reasons for choosing that specific type is.

someone once told me, when you sit on the bike it should drop 50mm with your weight, when pushed down quickly should not return too quickly.

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PostSubject: Re: RearShocks   Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:21 pm

Hi Ed the Smiffy Bantam has NJB rear units on and we are pleased with them. The man at NJB is very helpful and will tell you the springs and damping he thinks you need, and the price is good, (was when I got mine) delivery was quick. I can't for fear of legal action tell you my option of Hagon's service.
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PostSubject: Re: RearShocks   Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:57 pm

Hi Smiffy,


Thanks for the info, dad has marked down on the to do board njb's but we just wanted to check we were going down the right route.


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PostSubject: Re: RearShocks   Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:03 am

Eddie, I've a pair of njb's sitting in the workshop doing nothing let me know the length and spring rate that you are looking for and I'll see if they will work for you. If they do they are like new and will be half the price if a new set.

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PostSubject: Re: RearShocks   Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:26 pm

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the kind offer, we will try and take some measurements today and let you know.


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PostSubject: Re: RearShocks   Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:31 am

Good Eveninng,

I hold my hands up, we dont know what we are doing with regards to the numbers. my dad is 14stone and im under 12 stone, can anyone help please?


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PostSubject: Re: RearShocks   Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:00 am

if ed does not want them we will have them if they are the correct size where are you.

are they adjustable.

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PostSubject: Re: RearShocks   Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:10 am

Maybe you should wait until i have got some information and made my decision Derek.
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PostSubject: Re: RearShocks   Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:15 am

sorry ed - yes sure, no worries, not trying to steel your units, just asking to make sure i'm inline next , second shot - that's if you don't want them.

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PostSubject: Re: RearShocks   Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:32 am

Derek,

No harm done, not many things come for sale on here and we are trying are best to get out as soon as possible with our limited knowledge yet trying to build from scratch.


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PostSubject: Re: RearShocks   Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:15 am

Hi Eddie don't worry if they are right for you then you are first choice, Derek can afford new ones !!

Centres are 12.9" spring rate 75lb, adjustable by moving circlip under spring if required.

If you want them I'll be at lydden so will save postage

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PostSubject: Re: RearShocks   Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:43 am

blimy i did not know tRI BISA ! - was Mike Mc'donald - ?????????????????


ed what ever you do make sure your check these out correctly, - Mike has a reputation, worse than Mike Powell.

good luck as we are no longer interested ? now we know its Mike Mcdonald, he can sell sand to the arabs, and very negotiable if he says he wants 100 for them, offer him a 5.er ? as he only really wants 7.50

Hope you appreciate my selling technique MIKE, i TRYING REALLY HAD TO SELL THEM FOR YOU.!!!

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PostSubject: Re: RearShocks   Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:37 pm

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the information, will check with my dad today to see if we are going to Lydden.



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PostSubject: Re: RearShocks   Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:53 am

You're an ass Derek !!
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PostSubject: Re: RearShocks   Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:56 am

NO' NO ! your missing the point on the shocker just helping a friend.

I never new your dad raced Bantams, and he was still racing when I first started.

anyway hos that rebuild comming along you got the rods in yet,

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PostSubject: Re: RearShocks   Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:15 am

Hi Mike,

As it stands at the moment we will be at lydden on the sunday.


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PostSubject: Re: RearShocks   Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:09 am

Hi Eddie I'll be at Lydden all weekend and riding a bantam thanks to Tom and Ian. Ill put the shocks in the van come find me if you want to take a look, no. 131

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PostSubject: Re: RearShocks   Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:28 am

Hi Mike,

Thanks for that. we are hoping to travel up on the saturday and then come watch the racing sunday. will look out for the number and come and have a chat.


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PostSubject: Re: RearShocks   Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:25 am

Hi Mike,


My apologies, forgot to say that thank you for the shocks and taking time to have a chat to us while at Lydden.



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