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Old 08-05-2010, 06:01 PM
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I just received a set of these retracts, 700 series. They are locked in the down position and I need to know how to unlock them. This is my first set of pneumatic retracts. No instructions were provided by the manufacture.
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Old 08-05-2010, 06:03 PM
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Apply air to the cylinder. The gear are spring loaded into the locked down position. You can also slide the barrel against the spring and they will unlock.
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Old 08-05-2010, 06:15 PM
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Please explain, slide the barrel against the spring. I see the barrel but the spring eludes me.
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To retract Springairs without the air hooked up is very quick and easy. It requires a flat tip screwdriver with a blade no more than a sixteenth wide. It is inserted next to the cylinders piston and sideways next to the T bar as in the pictures. There is a molded bevel on the side of the cylinder that is the piviot for the screwdriver or the special tool.

The driver is rocked gently backward to lever the T bar and piston rod slightly out of the cylinder and it will go over center and the gear can easily be retracted aginst the spring.

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Please explain, slide the barrel against the spring. I see the barrel but the spring eludes me.
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Thanks everyone for the explanations and pictures. This hobby has such a giant pool of knowledgeable people. I used the easiest method of applying air directly to the cyclinder. Now I have more than one option. Thanks again to the people who replied to my inquiry.
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I have a Robart hand pump, that I keep a short peice of tubing on, for cycling gear that are not in plumbed.
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