Reverb to avoid on ebay

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Reverb to avoid on ebay

Postby RockmonkeySC » Wed Feb 27, 2013 07:32 am

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RockShox-Reve ... 3803418%26

What a tool. Certainly not the easy or cheap fix he claims.

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Re: Reverb to avoid on ebay

Postby ride_whenever » Wed Feb 27, 2013 08:18 am

Has he chopped down a reverb??? or just cut the hose???

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Re: Reverb to avoid on ebay

Postby DodgeT » Wed Feb 27, 2013 08:26 am

It's not the guy in the crudcatcher thread is it or tried to cut his reverb down????

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Re: Reverb to avoid on ebay

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Re: Reverb to avoid on ebay

Postby RockmonkeySC » Wed Feb 27, 2013 09:26 am

His comment on ebay that it will cost £12 to repair is pure bullshit. He has cut in to the air resevoir.

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Re: Reverb to avoid on ebay

Postby cooldad » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:06 am

So he's a liar as well as an idiot. Wonder if he posts on CC?
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Re: Reverb to avoid on ebay

Postby RockmonkeySC » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:22 am

I contacted him through ebay to ask where he got the £12 cost for the repair. He just sent me this reply:

Bike specialist.

I have cut the seat tube and nipped the plastic tube inside

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Re: Reverb to avoid on ebay

Postby cooldad » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:32 am

I always laugh at the 'simple to repair but I don't have the time or whatever' ads.
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Re: Reverb to avoid on ebay

Postby nicklouse » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:33 am

Opps I just posted on Mbr.

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Re: Reverb to avoid on ebay

Postby benpinnick » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:18 am

No too hard a repair. Parts would be about £30... Where you can buy them though...
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Re: Reverb to avoid on ebay

Postby Huckfinn » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:02 pm

Just had a quick look at the exploded diagram on SRAMs website and if he has cut through the inner tube assembly then your looking at around a $196 part as the part comes as a whole assembly (cant find an UK based internet supplier), see below, plus you'd probably want to replace the out tube too as a cut will let in water and other material inside the seat post.

http://cdn.sram.com/cdn/farfuture/ADIrM ... _rev_c.pdf

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Re: Reverb to avoid on ebay

Postby benpinnick » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:15 pm

You need the outer and volume spacer only, both are available to order from SRAM and I know of two shops that would get it in for you, but obviously not carry them in stock! Actually, and RS dealer could get it for you... but the wait could be a while.
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Re: Reverb to avoid on ebay

Postby Huckfinn » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:33 pm

Nice one benpinnick, do you know the part numbers by any chance? Just in case someone is interesting in repairing it. :D

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Re: Reverb to avoid on ebay

Postby Huckfinn » Wed Feb 27, 2013 13:25 pm

Just had a quick chat to the Sram Tech centre and if the air assembly, the 'plastic tube' is damaged it isnt economic to repair.

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Re: Reverb to avoid on ebay

Postby benpinnick » Wed Feb 27, 2013 13:37 pm

Its hard to say as its just a brief description, but it sounds like its the outer and he's sliced a bit into the volume spacer too, but those two parts are pretty cheap. Of course, if when you take it apart you find he's sliced through other bits then maybe a cause for negotiation on the price. All the expensive fiddly bits should have been out of the way either too low or way up higher and the volume spacer would have been 'empty'. Its just a plastic spacer taking up a void to prevent the seatpost dropping too far. not exactly a premium priced part. Hard to say though.
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Re: Reverb to avoid on ebay

Postby Huckfinn » Wed Feb 27, 2013 13:43 pm

Well its gone beyond what id play for it based on the uncertainty on the damage caused. Shame really at £30 it be worth the gamble.

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Re: Reverb to avoid on ebay

Postby nicklouse » Wed Feb 27, 2013 13:57 pm

it may not be the same one.

Ask the seller for pictures of the damage.
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Re: Reverb to avoid on ebay

Postby benpinnick » Wed Feb 27, 2013 14:09 pm

Yeah, at £51 its heading towards £100+ once fixed, plus all the hassle. S/hand ones are not much more without holes cut in them :)
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Re: Reverb to avoid on ebay

Postby Northwind » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:44 am

nicklouse wrote:it may not be the same one.


I hope it is though, don't want to believe there's 2 of 'em...
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Re: Reverb to avoid on ebay

Postby Huckfinn » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:06 pm

Im waiting for a post in the workshop section asking about how to repair a reverb post.


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