A friend has a mid 90s Bontrager frame with a Marzzocchi Superfly Z.2 fork. The fork does not hold air, takes about 5 pumps before its flat.
I'm thinking that either seals or Schrader valves need replacing, or both.
I stated to her that the cost of repairing may not be worth it, if it is both seals and valves.
I've got a bead on a 1995 or 96 Judy DH fork for $80 CDN. I'm seeking some advice whether or not its worth it to put a used mid 90s fork on this thing or just put on a $20 or $30 rigid fork.
Poor girl doesn't have much money, so a new entry level fork for $140 (tax in) is out of the question. The new Judy DH may last long enough until she is in a better position for a new MTB bike in a couple of years (retraining in school).
The rigid would limit her off-roading though.
Anyone know of any gotchas with the Judy DH?
I guess I need a perspective from another person.