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Raleigh Nomad Bike 2012
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Hi
I live in Norway and just bought a second hand bike as in the title. I do see some oily residue on the forks and at the seal which indicates the seals may need replacing. Does anyone know where I can find online parts for Raleigh bikes? Sort of liek you do with cars, plug in the name,part and it shows replacements. I tried Raleigh but they just say take it to your nearest dealer or repair shop, problem is parts and work is 10X what it cost anywhere else, and I am mechanically inclined, just need the right parts. Any advice would be appreciated.

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(05-24-2014, 10:01 AM)orandaberg Wrote:  Hi
I live in Norway and just bought a second hand bike as in the title. I do see some oily residue on the forks and at the seal which indicates the seals may need replacing. Does anyone know where I can find online parts for Raleigh bikes? Sort of liek you do with cars, plug in the name,part and it shows replacements. I tried Raleigh but they just say take it to your nearest dealer or repair shop, problem is parts and work is 10X what it cost anywhere else, and I am mechanically inclined, just need the right parts. Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks
pics are great help, Forks are generally third party and not produced by the bike brand. go to the fork manufacturer for more info. Some oily residue is normal. In lowend forks it is better sometimes to just replace the fork than to rebuild. I noticed you have the same post on Bikeforums too. Does not hurt, but lets see some pics of your fork and we can help better
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Thanks for the quick reply!
It could be a false alarm, I ask the seller and he said he sprayed some oil on the tubes after I came, so it may very well have been that! I have wiped down the forks and wil go for a ride to see, but anyway it would still be good to know about parts. You say the fork manufacturer, thanks for that tip, being a novice is why I joinedSmile
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