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Old October 1st, 2012, 1:52 PM   #1
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Default Dusting off my Yo Eddy Team Fast Chance

After quite a while, Im back to riding. I have just cleaned up my yo eddy team fat chance and noticed that the fork seems to compressed and doesn't have much movement. I've added some pictures so you can see it. I don't remember now much about the folk. Can someone explain how the folk worked - was it filled with fluid or just air? This is still the best mountain bike I owned and want to get back to riding it. Thanks for your help!!
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Old October 1st, 2012, 3:48 PM   #2
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Nice paint on that. The fork needs new elastomers, they will need to be completely dismantled and hopefully the old melted elastomers will come out easily. There are a few places on the web where you can find them. Names of which escape me at the moment.
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Old October 2nd, 2012, 3:51 PM   #3
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Holy poop, that is a beaut!

As le chef said, your elastomers are fried. It might be a mess to clean up inside, but people have reported decent luck with replacements from here: http://www.suspensionforkparts.net

.....and if you ever want to sell that Yo, drop me a line--I love the paint!!
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Old October 2nd, 2012, 8:27 PM   #4
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Hey thanks. Just ordered the replacement parts from the suspensionsfolksparts website. Didn't want to replace the folk - the boys at Fat City Cycles painted it special after I visited the factory. I'll let you know how the replacement ends up.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 3:38 AM   #5
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I also wanted to have this one for my kids and i search it on Ebay but not as good as your's so let me know from where can i get those bikes...!!!
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Old October 10th, 2012, 9:26 AM   #6
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I don't know how I missed this original post, but damn that paint scheme is nice. I would lose the 3dv quick releases though...........
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Old October 10th, 2012, 11:36 AM   #7
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that paint scheme was featured in a double page on Bicycling, 1990, w/ a Rock Shox mag 21.
It was one of those images that carve a niche in your brain and makes you do things.
Can't remember the rest of the build but the article said: this is a mountain bike.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 1:25 PM   #8
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who painted this fork so beautiful?
Replacing of elastomers is actually quite simple but if they are dry stuck in there tight.
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Old October 14th, 2012, 8:04 PM   #9
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Hey guys, thanks for the notes. The fork was painted at the Fat chance factory - I visited the factory, got a tour, and then asked about having the fork custom painted - and they did it. Hey, so I ordered the Manitou 2 elastomer refresh kit from suspensionforkparts.com. But the elastomers were too narrow for my fork. I now have an email in to the website as to why - I bought the bike and fork in 93. Anyone run into this?
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