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post #1 of 14 Old 03-06-2007, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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I got it in the mail and the lack of real directions isn't a problem for the most part. However, it came with two springs. The pictures only show one. One is two inches in diameter the other is 1.5. They are the same length.

Which one is the right one?
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post #2 of 14 Old 03-06-2007, 01:50 PM
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I believe the smaller one fits inside of the larger one. I'm not at home right now, so can't verify that, but I'm fairly sure that's accurate.

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Been dealing with the same issue and jjenkins34 is correct.
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Small spring goes inside the big spring, it is a bit of a PITA to install the springs. I took a screwdriver and put the hook parts of the spring around the screwdriver then kind of pried the springs down over that little bit they attach to......it's alot easier to do than explain. It took me three or four tries but they went on there.

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Although it may be tempting to try and attach the spring while the stand is down and the bike is sitting on it, you'll never get the spring stretched far enough in that position (its longest travel).

I used a pair of ViseGrips to pull the rear end of the spring into place, and like others have stated, it's a bitch.

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A tidbit from another site:

This is for putting the spring on the stand in the up position.

Take a heavy shoelace or similar and tie it to one of the spokes of your rear wheel. Now hook the springs on the front knob, loop the string/lace/whatever through the back hooks of the spring and pull back. The spring will act like a pulley so you get a 2-1 mechanical advantage, which makes pulling the SOB waaaaaay easier.

I'm still waiting for my knuckles to heal from trying to do it with pliers and screwdriver.

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or you could always buy a spring puller. They are useless until you need one and then they are golden.

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post #8 of 14 Old 03-07-2007, 06:14 PM
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Don't use pliers, as you don't want to knick the spring and give it a eventual failure point.

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I pulled those springs with a shoelace and they popped right on, easy peasy.

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+1 on shoelace method. After 4 hours of wrestling with those damn springs I finally checked this site and figured out how to do it. Done in less than a minute, on the first try.

Guess I should have been wearing pants...

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