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Old 12-31-08, 01:41 AM   #1
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Something old something new

Nothing new, really. I removed the fork boots on my Mag21 (oh no, naughtynaughty) so I could fit a 2.35" front tire on the crapper. When I saw the size of the little stanchions, I was taken back to the old days. I had to get a comparison shot

(sorry...wife's outta town with the camera...my phone takes bad pics)


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But that's the best part! You haven't broken it yet!
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What size tires are on the Komodo (front)?
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What size tires are on the Komodo (front)?
New one 2.35" Kenda Excavator
Crapper 2.35" Nevegal

I'm getting a 2.5" Nevegal soon for the front of the new one.
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Old 12-31-08, 11:50 AM   #5
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Is that mag still holding air? If so, you're one lucky.....
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The 55 is 38mm stanchions?
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35 if you were being serious
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I'm outta town and on dial-up so I don't check the net too often right now.

Yup, the trunks are 35mm on the 55. I think the Mag is 28. (maybe less)




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frankenmike...yah man the Mag is still holding air. It's crazy. I put a little grease on the top to keep the rubber basketball nippers pliable. As far as the inside air seals...I'm just lucky. The bike doesn't get much air time b/c the fork is so cute and the wheelset is less than "edworthy". It does get some good trail riding though. I don't take it too easy on the thing.
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How are you liking the fork now that you have had a chance to use it some more?
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Thats a cool comparison pic. I love looking at the old school MTN bikes compared to the new. Love riding both also. Its no different than the way car buffs are.
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How are you liking the fork now that you have had a chance to use it some more?
So'fer'so'good.

I actually dropped the air PL a smidge. My pump is wierd. It only has 3 marks below 50psi ie...the first mark is equal to 10 or 20? I don't know. I'm running slightly less than the 1st mark on the index.

It's a Wrench Force shock pump, but it's not any different in appearance to something like a Manitou pump. Most of the fork pumps out there (not all) seem to be basically the same, just re-branded.
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Suspension Pump Quandary

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Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Baby Bear

Here's my MTB generational family:

Papa Rockshox Totem Air (2007):
Stanchions 40mm dia
Travel 180mm
Steerer 1.5"

Mama Rockshox Psylo Air (2001):
Stanchions 30mm dia
Travel 120mm
Steerer 1-1/8"

Baby Marzzochi Air (1993?):
Stanchions 24mm dia
Travel 48mm
Steerer 1"
on Hardtail converted to Road Commuter




What a difference 14 years make...


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That's hilarious...the little gipper on the right makes the Totem look like a real mean ba$t@rd
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^ The Totem IS a real mean ba$t@rd on its own!!
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