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Old 09 May 2004, 08:41   #1
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before+after so far using rib revive(BIG IMAGES WARNING)

shes getting there, going use the whole bottle on her- it gets better everytime i do it !

sorry for the huge pics,had my camera on the wrong resolution

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Picture 2

- one question , I have 3 valves for pumping her up-did the 2 rear ones fine yesterday,went to do the front one and it was impossible to pump up does this mean Ive got a dodgy valve and need to replace? heres a pic of the problem one!

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Old 09 May 2004, 13:10   #2
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I do like the old seariders. Almost fancy getting one again just for messing about.
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Old 09 May 2004, 15:38   #3
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Hi mate,

Anytime you are out in the Solent area let me know and I'll join you.

I mean anytime just E mail me or leave a message on these message pages.

I work shifts 4 on 4 off so get quite a bit of time to myself and fancy some company. Safety in numbers and all that.

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Old 10 May 2004, 03:35   #4
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yeah for sure mate, it'll be a while yet, but ill be sure to look you up when its good and seaworthy!!
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Old 10 May 2004, 12:38   #5
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shes getting there, going use the whole bottle on her- it gets better everytime i do it !


- one question , I have 3 valves for pumping her up-did the 2 rear ones fine yesterday,went to do the front one and it was impossible to pump up does this mean Ive got a dodgy valve and need to replace? heres a pic of the problem one!


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Told you that RIB Revive was good!

Regarding the valve when you say that you can't pump the section up do you mean:
1. That you can't get any air to go in or
2. Air goes in but comes out?

If 1 it might be that the rubber diaphragm has stuck on its seat and needs, carefully, pushing inwards with a blunt instrument.

If 2 could be a dodgy valve.

Hope this helps

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Old 10 May 2004, 16:33   #6
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Yes mate no1. cant get any air in

I'll give it a go with something blunt - cheers
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Old 10 May 2004, 16:44   #7
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Isn't that the type of valve you have to unscrew to release?
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Ollyit, The valve has a little spring loaded mech which can be turned 90 degrees. Turn it one way and the spring engages keeping the valve shut and the air in. Turn it the other way and the spring is kept open and that section of the tube can be deflated quickly. It may just be that your valve is in the open position.
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Old 10 May 2004, 17:19   #9
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Old 10 May 2004, 17:52   #10
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thanks guys I wasnt aware of this I'll give it a go tomorrow cheers
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Old 11 May 2004, 06:01   #11
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Looks like you have done some serious work on those tubes, what did you use to clean them and were they just really dirty or faded ?
From experience i've found you can restore partially faded tubes a bit by rubbing down with a green nylon pad and cheap cream cleaner, this brings the colour back through a bit.
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Old 11 May 2004, 06:59   #12
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afternoon mate - yeah the tubes were really covered in moss, mud, infact everything, and baked on by the sun for at least a year - I still have to get the front up nice as Ive really only done the back properly - trouble is I got so many patches on the front its going to be arkward

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Old 11 May 2004, 08:49   #13
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Hi Ollyit

Thanks i might get some and give it a try on mine..... good luck with the broken Rude, been there, seen it all and got the T shirt Let me know if you need any advise with the rude, not a mechanic but i've had practically everything on mine go wrong and had it fixed painful at the time but feels so good when its eventually running

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Old 11 May 2004, 11:20   #14
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- one question , I have 3 valves for pumping her up-did the 2 rear ones fine yesterday,went to do the front one and it was impossible to pump up does this mean Ive got a dodgy valve and need to replace? heres a pic of the problem one!
The valve in question is a Leafield A5 valve, and is not a spring loaded type. To deflate you need to unscrew the white valve body, and this leaves you with a 40mm hole, which means very quick deflation. The valve mushroom can also easily be replaced. To inflate just stick the pump hose in and pump away. Sometimes on these old style A 5 valves, the thread on the white valve body can become a problem, and you will need to replace the body with a new one.
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Old 12 May 2004, 10:05   #15
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thanks chris for identifying the make and model - and the expert advice
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