ATC T-5 Rebuild question
Well, I managed to secure a T-5 for my build (wow, what a fork!)... but I have a couple of questions. I emailed Alex from MTB Tandems directly but I'm sure he's been busy, so I figured I would try here:
1. using the maintenance instructions, I was able to get everything apart with a minimum of injury (minor bruising). However, it doesn't say what type of lube I should be using when I put it back together. Can anyone weigh in on what the recommended lube is for this fork?
2. I bought a 20mm axle kit from Alex that came in last week, and I would like to install it, but I'm wondering about the safest way to get the 9mm dropouts out of the fork tubes; Are they lock-tited in? can I just put a big crescent wrench across the dropout and a strap wrench on the tube and go at it? I'm concerned about messing up the threads, destroying the dropouts, etc. as I imagine it would not be cheap to correct.
3. Assuming I figure all this out
and manage to get the 9mm dropouts out, does anyone on the list need a set of dropouts for this fork?
Thanks to all! I'm getting closer... end of March and it should be on the trail!
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