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Old 07-17-07, 11:07 AM   #1
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Need some help with rebuilding a front Judy shock (hardtail)...

I just picked up an '01-ish stumpjumper hard tail. I am a big guy (6.5 and about 230) and it is a big bike, 21" and feels great. Only thing is the front shock (which is nice and mushy) bottoms out when I romp on it like would rarely happen in real work,, but it does bottom out under my weight with big drops...

I was wondering if someone could point out a mechanism to possibly rebuild the front fork and if its possible to add some resistance or weight handling capability to this shock.. Or, do I need to scrap the fork and start with something else. If this is the case the fork will cost more than the bike , and its not a bike that I want to put a whole lot into other than making functional...

Also, for what its worth its an oil shock, not air, and looks like its 4" travel or higher...

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Old 07-17-07, 05:55 PM   #2
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Took the afternoon off and went and dicked around with the bike a little.. Little things that were lingering.. the XT rear derailer was F'd so I replaced it today.. Couldn't find a new one for less than $80 locally ( ). I ended up using a brand new road bike derailer that I got a deal on, a Shimano 105.. Looks like a pretty sweet unit, seems to be fairly high quality, better than what was on there (Shimano XT) as far as I could tell. See how it holds up but I imagine it should be fine..

Also new tires, grips, etc.. Pretty psyched.. I am using the WTB Motoraptors, in a 2.4 diameter... Widest tires I've owned.. So far I like them a lot. Very thin sidewalls (light) but seem to be great. Good even on the street so far, not a lot of roling resistance.. And I really like the pattern. Also got a killer deal on them, local shop had them for $10 (best deal I found on the net was $30 each)... So I did two while I could. The 2.4 just barely fits in the rear frame of the stump jumper..

Anyway, I am super happy.. Now to get out riding...!

Next thing is I need is shoes. Last pair kicked the bucket.. I am a 12 foot, really high arches.. I know shoes aren't something you should skim on but I found a pretty nice and inexpensive set of Diadoras for $50 on sale that seem to fit great.. Will probably pick those up..

Cheers!
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