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Bicycle Rear Shock damping coefficent

  1. Apr 8, 2009 #1
    Just carrying out calculations on a rear bicycle shock. Got my hands on one and intended to calculate spring stiffness and damping coefficent practically.
    Did it on the spring using a tensile tester and have come up with a spring stiffness value of 130000 n/m2. (750 lb/in).
    Problem when i dismantled the shock, the damper is not working any more. If anybody knows what sort of damping coefficent and average shock of this spring stiffness would use could u let me know? Doesn't need to be too accurate.
    Haven't time to locate another shock so hopeing for some help.
    Thanks in advance.
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