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Old 12-27-05, 04:22 PM
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vintage judy sl

I have a Rascal from about 1991 with Judy SL forks...I have it stashed at my mother-in-law's house so that I'll have something to ride while visiting down here. Just returned from a ride in the McDowells and the fork was feeling weird. I unscrewed one side and found that it was filled with loose blue powder. Springy powder, but powder, nonetheless. So there is nothing to preclude topping out. And the fork will drop about 3/4 inch if you hoist the front wheel.

Anyone else ever have this problem? Anyone know where elastomers can still be found for this fork?
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I fitted Englunds - Superb!

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Old 12-28-05, 12:12 PM
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yeah, I didn't know they were still around. I have a Manitou somewhere with Englund's in it, and it worked really well...now, all I have to do is remember what the fork year is...
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Old 12-28-05, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by luker
I have a Rascal from about 1991 with Judy SL forks... Anyone know where elastomers can still be found for this fork?
Try the hippies? http://www.hippiesuspension.com/hippietechsuspension/
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Old 12-28-05, 10:34 PM
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Those are even Idaho boys, but the Total Air solution is handy for this situation. Bike is here in Arizona; I'm in Idaho 51 weeks/year. Gotta have my stuff together in a little bag, show up, spend the evening rebuilding everything, and be ready for another 5 years or so.

The thing is a complete rag - the suspension is down to about an inch (but, oooh so supple...) the cable housings are wasted, the seat cover is coming off, and the tires are thrashed. If I didn't know better I'd say my 80 year old mother-in-law is secretly smoking the singletrack here all year while we are away in Idaho; my bike would fit her while Patti's is clearly too short.

The trail system here is really good (muy rocky, tho).
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Originally Posted by luker
The thing is a complete rag - the suspension is down to about an inch (but, oooh so supple...) the cable housings are wasted, the seat cover is coming off, and the tires are thrashed. If I didn't know better I'd say my 80 year old mother-in-law is secretly smoking the singletrack here all year while we are away in Idaho; my bike would fit her while Patti's is clearly too short.

I must be getting old...that's funny.
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I have a couple of older Kleins too. I have the Englund cartridges on one of them and am quite happy with them. I've had some work done on an older fork done by hippie suspension and can recommend them. Sounds like they can work on pretty much anything out there.

The englund cartridges might be $100, but well worth it. If you send your fork in for new bushings, etc. Hippie suspension can put them in for you. This is what I did.
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