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I just purchased a Noleen "Mega Air" fork off of ebay, owner said it held air.

IT DON'T!

Before I send it back to him, I thought I'd try to find the bad part first.

I need the actual fork cap ( not the valve stem cover cap) that the valve stem threads into.

Complete seal kits are available cheap, but caps are not available.

Anyone got one of these old forks laying around with a "good" fork cap on it?

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Can you be more specific about the bad fork cap? What is wrong with it? Is it cracked, or ..... ?

There's a big thread here about leaking problems with these - do a search and you'll find out more about it. Maybe it'll help, maybe it won't, but it's free to read up and be sure. :thumbsup:
 

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Yup, been there done that. ( seach on Noleen)

I've had a couple of these forks in the past.Seal kits are availble with all the needed rebuild parts for 16.00, but the cap is NOT available.

The fork cap where the air valve screws into it, valve just turns in cap with no more pressure then what is used to thread the pump head on.

Yeah, Teflon tape might do it, but somehow I don't like the idea of tape holdoing up my 240's lbs.( or holding back the 70 psi in the fork)

Thanks for the suggestion though.
 

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I don't know if he posts here, but z0s01 from bikemojo used to have one. I am pretty sure he was going to burn it in a fire, but he might not have yet. I would see if a Duke cap will fit. If I recall the one I took off of my wife's bike, it certainly could be the right size. I rode it once and then pulled it off and gave it to a shop to use as a loaner.

I would personally just make the seller make it right. It'll be hard to fix an outdated fork with limited parts availability.
 

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I have a spare i've been saving for parts but I cant ever find one with a long enough steerer tube to make it work. Send me a pm if you want the whole shibang. I'd let it go for beer money and shipping or if someone had a broken fox damper that would be a better trade.
 

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Yup, been there done that. ( seach on Noleen)

I've had a couple of these forks in the past.Seal kits are availble with all the needed rebuild parts for 16.00, but the cap is NOT available.

The fork cap where the air valve screws into it, valve just turns in cap with no more pressure then what is used to thread the pump head on.

Yeah, Teflon tape might do it, but somehow I don't like the idea of tape holdoing up my 240's lbs.( or holding back the 70 psi in the fork)

Thanks for the suggestion though.
Ah, that's different. Sucks for sure.

Seeing as how you already probably have alternatives I won't go into much detail, but a heli-coil and teflon paste would probably do the trick. Been there, done that. :thumbsup:
 

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Thanks for all the suggestions...

The key issue here is "the seller lied" and the cap is PLASTIC, so all those fixes will still leave me with a valve that turns and probably leaks each time I thread the pump on.
( And I need to order a seal kit to rebuild it, cause it leaks at seals too)

** I appreaciate the offer of the old fork above, but the fork is allready on the way back to him via someone I know in the sellers city, so he can hand deliver and get CASH for my purchase price.

Looks like there will be a new MXC Pro/ETA for 229.00 on my SS soon...
 

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That cap doing what its doing is the weakest link to the fork. I have 2 of the Noleens. One has this same problem, and is near impossible to fix.
 
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