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loose front shocks
the bottom half of my shocks are loose and wiggle back and fourth can this be fixed? the bike is a mongoose XR250 and yes I know this is a cheap bike but limited funds mean you do what you can
Posted by Mad man a 24 year old Weekend Warrior riding a mongoose xr250 from st.peters mo.s on 07/28/02

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  • Re: loose front shocks

    My advice is to stop riding it and bring it to a bike shop. Your front fork could fall apart. Worse case scenario, you change out your fork for a new cheap fork, spending maybe fifty bucks if you know where to look. Best case, they tighten something for you and send you on your way, healthy and happy, with a return trip to them someday to buy your next bike.

    Posted by ZG@home a 32 year old Cross-Country riding a Sugar from Sherman Oaks on 07/29/02

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  • Re: loose front shocks
    No sorry no parts available to fix these forks. What has happened is "bushing slop."
    Posted by Precision Pedal on 07/29/02

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  • Re: loose front shocks
    Your best bet, is not to try and fix your shock. The first thing you should do is contact the manufacturer, and find out what kind of warranty you have. They will probably ask for point of purchase (Kmart, Sports Chalet, etc..), model name and serial number. I would have all of this information handy before you call. Some manufacturers put their customer service numbers on the bike, while some have the number in the owners manual. If you cannot fine the number in either of these two places, then I would go back to the store where you purchased the bike, and ask them for the number. Most manufacturers will probably require you to ship the fork back to them, at which time, they will determine of the problem is a warranty issue. Once that determination is made, they will either repair or the damaged fork.
    Once again, your first step, should be to call the manufacturer and see what they can do for you.
    Posted by Long Beach Fattie Bike Guy a 44 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Hardtail MTB, Road rig, LWB Recumbent, Road Tandem from Long Beach, CA on 08/01/02

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  • Re: loose front shocks
    1) Do the manufacturer return and warenty if possible.

    2) Next the bike store visit. See what they can do for you. You may want to visit more than one. You may also want them to "tune" the entire bike, as for a discount on your next tunes.

    3) If all else fails comit to a new part. Supergo.com has:
    RockShox 2002 Judy XC for $109. Not the best but on a budget... However, considering that you would be spending close to half of what your bike cost on a part, you may want to consider the options.

    4) Search EBay for a affordable fork.

    5) How old it it? Can you RETURN the bike for a refund? Take that cash and the $$ you save up and get a good bike for $300 at a bike shop.

    Good luck dude... For anyone else reading this, I have done research over the lat two weeks. And if you can save up $100 more dollars and include a search for a good bike shop, you can end up with a good quality bike for $300.

    If you are going to spend $200 on a Department store bike, just wait, and save $100 more if you can. It wil lbe worth it in the end.

    Scott

    Posted by Scott a 34 year old Weekend Warrior riding a Jamis Dakar 2002 (?) from Largo, FL on 08/02/02

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