Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Salem Oregon
Bikes: 1986 Diamondback Ascent 1996 Klein Pulse Comp, 2006 Specialized Sequoia Elite
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I finally had some free time to take my a close look at my fork. The elastomers were beyond gone. They were partially disintegrated so I had a heck of a time getting them out. The dampening seems fine so I didn't mess with changing the oil.
After looking at different options, I decided to order some replacement springs through
. I figured it would be silly to buy a new fork when the value of my bike was less than the cost of a quality fork. I should be getting the springs in the mail this week. It looks to be a simple switch. Thanks gbg for the link!
There was a doughnut shaped white plastic piece at the bottom of each elastomer stack. Because of the condition of the elastomers, I wasn't sure if that piece is supposed to stay in the fork or come out with the elastomers. I saved them just in case.
I'm looking forward to my improved suspension. Funny, it took me so long to notice my fork was shot!