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Rockshox Ruby partsyt
Apr 20, 2001 11:54 AM
Does anyone know where to get Rockshox Ruby MCU's and springs? I've already tried QBP and BTI, and they said they're out.

Specifically, I'm looking for the springs and soft MCU's. Or maybe someone knows if I can cut down or otherwise modify MCU from some other Rockshox fork.

Emailing me directly would be most helpful since one never knows when this site will go down.

Rotsa Ruckgrz mnky
Apr 20, 2001 3:38 PM
Now that is obscure. Have you tried contacting Rock Shox themselves? You could also check out

Your idea of cutting some MCU's down may be your best bet.
what is that, some sort of racial slur?!unreal
Apr 20, 2001 5:46 PM
Hypersensitive or trolling?Kerry Irons
Apr 20, 2001 6:45 PM
I'm sorry, I've heard that expression all my life and never even considered it to be a racial slur. Are you suggesting it makes fun of "Asian" accents? You sure it's not a takeoff on Cockney pronunciation? Or is this like the time some women were offended by the phrase "bang for the buck" when actually that refers to the amount of explosive power in military ordinance. Lighten up!
Apr 20, 2001 9:48 PM
Grz, how dare you make fun of Scooby Doo's speech impediment?
That's gotta be the stupidest message I've read here.mike mcmahon
Apr 21, 2001 6:14 PM
Rotsa ruck is an expression that's been around for decades and has nothing to do with any ethnic or racial group. It's sort of like "bass ackwards." It's one of those phrases that has been changed to convey a particular meaning: in this case, the fact that you're probably going to be SOL. Of course, your post must not have been serious. Otherwise, you would have posted your real name when accusing another of racism. Right?
a simple net search will yield ...Breck
Apr 22, 2001 6:22 AM
rotsa kqotes knott,
see >>>>>>>>>>>>> first para; last line.

Contacting Rockshoxyt
Apr 20, 2001 10:49 PM
I tried calling Rockshox themselves, but since my shop doesn't have an account with them directly, Rockshox directed me to BTI. No dice. Going for broke, I tried QBP, who suggested BTI. End of story so far.

Rockshox said that we could order from BTI who could get it from them. On one hand, I can understand ROckshox giving me the cold-shoulder because my shop doesn't have an account, but getting BTI to order an obsolete MCU from the manufacturer sounds unlikely.
Apr 20, 2001 3:46 PM
There's someone selling complete Rockshox Ruby forks on ebay for 49.99 (he seems to have lots of them, so the price is not going up.) Go to the bicycles section of ebay and search on 'ruby'. Buying a whole new fork may be cheaper and easier than finding parts.

BTW, how do you like the road suspension fork? For $49.99, I'm thinking about buying one myself, but I don't know what bike I'd put it on (maybe the fixed-gear winter commuter...)
I bought one...Curtis
Apr 21, 2001 8:55 AM
...from that seller on e-bay. I ride in Mich. on some of the worst roads I have ever known (and I've lived in several places in the U.S. and the U.K.). I love the shock. I know there is a weight penalty, but I.m not a weight weenie, just a guy looking for a decent ride on these awful roads. Impacts from cracks and expansion joints are now MUCH softer in the front than in the rear. In fact, I rode my 14.5 mile commute the other day and I concentrated on just that.

As far as the parts, call Rock Shox again and really be a pest. When I got mine, I tried to install athe heavy springs (the shock came with 3 different springs) and found only one in the packaging. I made a pest of myself and Rock Shox sent me a full set of springs FREE, so I know they have them around.
YT, I'm looking at BTI's catalog now, and...TNC
Apr 22, 2001 7:35 PM
They do have parts listed for Rubys at the rear of their catalog with all the other exploded views of various other RS forks. Now I'll bet they don't have them in stock, but if they're in the catalog, I'll bet they can get them. I'm looking at part #s (RS-11205-202, 203, & 204)--soft (yellow), medium (red), and firm (black). You probably just need to talk to the right person on the other end of the phone at BTI. I've got a Ruby SL on my own bike and really like it. Good Luck.
YT wants the soft MCUsyt
Apr 22, 2001 10:17 PM
I was looking at the 2001 BTI catalog but I was in a rush and so could have missed the section with the Ruby stuff. I didn't have part numbers when I called.

What I'm looking for is a soft MCU, maybe two so I can have a spare. I weigh 125 lbs. If anyone wants to unload their yellow MCUs, drop me a line.