Pre-Departure (90 days): Water in the suspension forks


I noticed yesterday that there was water spitting out of the top of the suspension forks on my bike. The damper cap (indicated by arrows) was loose, and it seems as though it got water in there on Saturday when I was riding in the rain. This can’t be a good thing, so I’ve emailed HP Velotechnik for some advice. Still awaiting their answer.

Water in forks?

 


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5 thoughts on “Pre-Departure (90 days): Water in the suspension forks

  • Lee

    Oh my goodness, Rob.

    I just looked at your route map.

    You know, before now I hadn't really had any concept of how far you'd be travelling. Japan, London, Other Places… it was all kind of vague, in my head at least. How far could it be?, I assured myself.

    How wrong I was.

    Rob, this will be a monumental journey and experience. (You know that already, but I'm saying this to myself as much as anyone.) Someone should be following you with a documentary camera (and a recumbentbike-rack and cup of hot chocolate just in case). But all power to you.

    Wow. Yet another lesson in the astounding-yet-understated-ness that is Rob.

    Lee

  • Rob Thomson Post author

    Hey Lee,

    Please take a look at comments:

    http://www.14degrees.org/en/?p=69#comments

    The distance sometimes freaks me out. I sometimes wake up in the morning wondering what I have gotten myself into.

    But then I remember all the potentially cool stuff that will happen. The potential change a trip like this will have on my outlook on the world…I'll take it a day at a time, savouring the moments.

    Thanks for the comments. It's nice to know that someone is watching.

    – Rob

  • Rich

    Rob,

    Your website is awesome. Simply love your design. I just added your blog to my NewsGator reader to follow your adventures.

    Good luck on your trip from a fellow traveler;)

  • rusi

    hi Rob

    you are doing some crazy stuff again,

    man admire ya very much dude.

    also,

    can i have you permittion to publish yr site on my blog for a bit promotion?

    rusi