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hey - what pump are you using with the 66? I have 2 high pressure pumps (Fox and a Progressive) but do I need a low pressure pump?
 

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im jc's unofficial representitive as hes currently under doctors care for a severe case of winter ugi. its serious but treatable, much like a heroin addiction. if he cooperates he will be released by the evening. if not, he could be kept overnight in a "special room" for people with this particular condition.

the marzocchi low psi "bomber factory pump" reads from 0 to 200 psi in 5 psi increments so its acctually useable on my 66 unlike the fox hp. its big n beefy so it doenst look like it will break anytime soon but its like carryin a floor pump in my mule. it has a bleed valve and will set ya back about $25 retail. i think maninyou also makes one thats similar but was unavailable from qbp when i was ordering mine.
 

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im jc's unofficial representitive as hes currently under doctors care for a severe case of winter ugi. its serious but treatable, much like a heroin addiction. if he cooperates he will be released by the evening. if not, he could be kept overnight in a "special room" for people with this particular condition.

the marzocchi low psi "bomber factory pump" reads from 0 to 200 psi in 5 psi increments so its acctually useable on my 66 unlike the fox hp. its big n beefy so it doenst look like it will break anytime soon but its like carryin a floor pump in my mule. it has a bleed valve and will set ya back about $25 retail. i think maninyuo also makes one thats similar but was unavailable from qbp when i was ordering mine.
Thanks CC - my dosage of "methadone" should be here tomorrow?? That's the pump I was looking at but wondered if it is "really" needed for the 2006 66SL?? I carry the Progressive pump in my pack, it's much smaller than the Fox or Zocchi.
 

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by lookin at the progessive pumps 300 psi guage, id say yer screwed and need the marzocchi. with my 300 psi fox theres just no way to accurately get 15 to 30 psi in my fork. the new pump solves this.
 

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if you couldn't tell that is not really what I wanted to hear!! Guess I'll head to the LBS and see what they can get me quickly.
 

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SSINGA said:
hey - what pump are you using with the 66? I have 2 high pressure pumps (Fox and a Progressive) but do I need a low pressure pump?
you must be new to this air shock thing, I think we must have about 10 different ones in our collection now ranging from the original mag 21 pump to this little one with out a gauge that's the size of a sharpie. I actually even used one the other day, well I threaded it on, didn't pump it, but it's a start. I hear air shocks are getting better, I figured I better start practicing in case I ever try one. In our house all air shock issues and questions are handled by the SO.

I'm no help...
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...this little one with out a gauge that's the size of a sharpie.
that reminded me of a funny LBS story.

I go into LBS and ask for a rear shock air pump.

dewd looks at peg board and says "yea we got one - it's $28" - pulls down that little "sharpie" pump w/o a gauge.

I ask " how do I know what PSI I have in the shock with that pump?" The manual calls for no less than 100psi but no more than 200 (for dhx BV).

dewd says " you can tell by the feel. When it get to the right pressure it will be really hard to pump."

I think WTF? I head to the back of the shop and ask the manager to order me a Fox HP.

Yes, I am an air shock newb - I have been slowly converting as the technology improves.
 

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Won't be long till you're back on a rear coil at least. The CCDB is gonna get ya!
I'm holding out for the CCDB-A :D :D
 

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.....thanks cactus cornichon! It was a hard fought bout & victory was scarcely won by hard-wiring me into the online QBP catalog. :D

Sean, I use the Marzocchi pump & was using a similar fox pump prior. I DID notice a huge difference with the Marzocchi....that being the pump takes may more strokes to achieve the same pressure reading on the guage, therefore it can be much more accurate in dialing in your settings. I would recommend you get it (UGI).
 

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im there for ya buddy just as yer there for me. im glad the hard wire treatment did the trick. doesn that now proclude you from long solo and group rides though?
 

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LoL :D

Shock pump UGI...

C'mon Shaun how long have you had the DHX-A now? You should've tried every one on the market ;)

Marzocchi have a 100psi version that's very useful for fine adjustment of the main spring setting. The 300psi ones, which look the same, are near useless for getting an accurate setting. I've ended up carrying both in my pack at least until I get a setup I'm happy with :)
 

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Hi catuscorn,

I bought mine in my LBS here in the UK, it's a Marzocchi pump with a 100psi gauge perfect for setting the main air spring in low pressure Marzocchi air forks. They also produce a 300psi pump which looks identical other than the gauge.

Here's a link to a UK stockist with both versions listed: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=1109
 

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Paul5s said:
Hi catuscorn,

I bought mine in my LBS here in the UK, it's a Marzocchi pump with a 100psi gauge perfect for setting the main air spring in low pressure Marzocchi air forks. They also produce a 300psi pump which looks identical other than the gauge.

Here's a link to a UK stockist with both versions listed: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=1109
Supposedly the one I have coming from Marzocchi has a 200psi reading on the gauge and is considered there low pressure shock pump. I've not seen the 100psi gauge anywhere here.
 

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The 100psi model is listed as the low pressure version on two UK online cycling suppliers websites and both have them in stock so they must be still available.
It's easy to set the psi to 2psi increments with the low pressure pump, and it's possible to set it to 1psi increments but a little more difficult to be accurate as it's 2psi markings. With my 300psi version it hardly reads below 50psi (I think it starts at around 20psi) and is very inacurate below 50psi when checked with the low pressure version.
 

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If you have an extra shock pump, you can unscrew the gauge, and replace it with a lower version.

Available at any industrial instrumentation store for between $5 and $50, depending on how perfect/certified, etc. you want it.

I stuck a 50 psi gauge on an old fox pump for adjusting my wife's air fork. Works great.
 
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