What I was getting at, is are your brakes on the rim or are they disc brakes? Also the size of the frame will have no bearing on the fork travel. Women who ride small downhill bikes will use the same long travel forks as men. I can not comment on the Porsche bikes as I have had no experience with them and I don't know what type of bike it is. Is it a hardtail (no back suspension) or does it have a rear shock. The frame will have been designed for a certain travel length and going too far away from that will upset the bikes geometry.carrerax said:Thanks Guys. I will let you know. I have a Porsche FS and the wife has the S. I would have no problem just putting on a different set of forks if possible. Im open for any decent used ones that someone may have. It is the small 19"(I think) frame so Im assuming the travel is short. The brakes are Magura Hydrostop. If I get new forks can I use my triple clamps?
Actually, I have a 1970 911t (that was my first car back in 1982) and i just sold a 2000 911 with GT3 aerokit and full carbon fiber with Cahampion 19's and full race sspension. I was into bikes way back and have gotten out of it many years ago. I bought these for my wife and I to have and ride with my daighters. I didnt pay $4500 for the FS. I got it used several years later. . I just thought that that they were really cool bikes when they came out and now I can afford one since they are cheaper. Sorry that Im not a 20y/o fully into Mountain bikes. i just came here for some help. In fact, I was into BMX and then muontainbiking when it first started. Have you ever heard of Bob Haro or Stuart Thompson? Well, I used to race with them back in the 80's. Anyway, thanks to those of you that are helping. MarkBikinfoolferlife said:You mean you bought Porsche brand name bikes even though you never actually bought a Porsche? That's crazy...I can see getting suckered into the brand if you thought there was some actual connection, but otherwise it's just crazy...good luck otherwise!
I am having the same issues with my Votecs, so rather than post a new thread, can you tell me how this whole repair issue concluded? Did you find the elastomers, or switched out the forks? Since this is a rather impractical bike, but in excellent original condition, it would be good to keep, especially for the price I paid for it..I am up in the Boone area of North Carolina, so does anyone know of a competent repair shop in this area that can tackle this problem? Thanks...carrerax said:I have a Porsche S bike with Votec GSIII forks on it. I bought it for my wife and the front forks are shot. How do I rebuild these? Any ideas? Yep, Im a newbie! Thanks in advance!
The T of that era (70-73) is known for being rock solid and good for up to 250K without a rebuild. Sadly, the same cannot be said of the "E" and "S" models.carrerax said:Actually, I have a 1970 911t (that was my first car back in 1982) and i just sold a 2000 911 with GT3 aerokit and full carbon fiber with Cahampion 19's and full race sspension.