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Old 12-01-06, 07:02 PM
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Reba converted to Argyle?

do you think new Argyle lowers could replace Reba lowers?
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most probably yes.

but give sram/rockshox a call to check.
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Originally Posted by The Great Stonk
most probably yes.

but give sram/rockshox a call to check.
i am afraid they won't give an honest answer.

maybe i should briefly mention why i even ask. i have a mint condition Reba. now, i suppose i could just sell it on ebay and offset the price of a new Argyle. however, i didn't feel like going through the hassle. also, a successful conversion would make for an Argyle that is about 2lbs lighter. plus i could internally adjust it to 85mm for a perfect DJ fork. i am not sure how much the Argyle lowers cost, but i have priced other RS lowers and they were about 180 bucks.
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Poosibly....... The stanchions are the same diameter, but they may not be the same width. Looking at the pdf. user spec sheets from the SRAM site, it doesn't make it clear.

Are you wanting to convert it to be a jump fork, or are you just wanting a shorter travel fork with a 20mm axle for the stiffness. Keep in mind the Reba uppers are not made with the same type of abuse that the Argyle is meant for.....

E-mail, or call RS.
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Originally Posted by scrublover
Poosibly....... The stanchions are the same diameter, but they may not be the same width. Looking at the pdf. user spec sheets from the SRAM site, it doesn't make it clear.

Are you wanting to convert it to be a jump fork, or are you just wanting a shorter travel fork with a 20mm axle for the stiffness. Keep in mind the Reba uppers are not made with the same type of abuse that the Argyle is meant for.....

E-mail, or call RS.
jump fork with 20mm axle, yes. i thought about material, but i am light and not concerned with that. it just ran across my mind so i thought i would see what you guys thought. i already know RS probably would not say yes even if it could be done for liability and so that they could make a new sale. i have a strong suspicion all the internals would transfer, but would certainly want a more definitive answer before i would order anything.

good point about leg width. 5mm more on either side would be possible on the Argyle...i can't really tell in the pics. those reba dropouts could easily be narrower by 5mm on each side making the distance between center to center of stanchions the same.

oh well

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Old 12-01-06, 07:34 PM
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can someone measure the distance from center to center of the uppers on their Argyles?
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It wouldn't. It's a bit too wide. I think.
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update:

initial comparison measurements look very promising. does anyone have a way to look up an approximate price on an Argyle lower?

otherwise i will probably have to wait until Monday to price that...if they're even available yet.
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i will call it:

Regyle
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Which model were you loooking at that gave you the idea? Lowers are probably around $120-$140 themselves. Including seals and bushings.
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Originally Posted by mx_599
i will call it:

Regyle
Call it plaid.
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Originally Posted by KonaRider24
Which model were you loooking at that gave you the idea? Lowers are probably around $120-$140 themselves. Including seals and bushings.
that cheap? i suspect more...but that would be great if they are!

i wanted 20mm short travel fork (just brain-storming here). like the Marzocchi DJ series. however, i also have this beautiful Reba here that has no planned use. many of these DJ forks are 5+lbs because of their steel legs. while i know the the Reba wouldn't be as strong, it would be more than enough for me. besides, the Reba has been rated as an "all mtn" type fork. it is a bit more than just XC that's for sure. it would not be used for drop type riding...more smoother riding. i know it would be great for me. honestly, i am sure just using it as is with a q/r would work. but you know me, i have to do something odd. plus i like the 20mm even if it is overkill. if it works and i follow through, i will have a DJ air fork that probably weighs about 3.6lbs.
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Originally Posted by mx_599
that cheap? i suspect more...but that would be great if they are!

i wanted 20mm short travel fork (just brain-storming here). like the Marzocchi DJ series. however, i also have this beautiful Reba here that has no planned use. many of these DJ forks are 5+lbs because of their steel legs. while i know the the Reba wouldn't be as strong, it would be more than enough for me. besides, the Reba has been rated as an "all mtn" type fork. it is a bit more than just XC that's for sure. it would not be used for drop type riding...more smoother riding. i know it would be great for me. honestly, i am sure just using it as is with a q/r would work. but you know me, i have to do something odd. plus i like the 20mm even if it is overkill. if it works and i follow through, i will have a DJ air fork that probably weighs about 3.6lbs.
Nice, I hope you pull it off, and I want to see pictures as you are doing it.
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sell the reba, then use that to finance the argyle. then you have a short travel dj fork that is actually intended for the purpose.
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Originally Posted by scrublover
sell the reba, then use that to finance the argyle. then you have a short travel dj fork that is actually intended for the purpose.

assuming the internals and length of stanchions allow, i can go to 85mm with the Reba and it will be much lighter. plus it will be fun!


does anyone who works at a shop know if the Argyle lowers would be available yet as a replacement part?
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Originally Posted by mx_599

assuming the internals and length of stanchions allow, i can go to 85mm with the Reba and it will be much lighter. plus it will be fun!


does anyone who works at a shop know if the Argyle lowers would be available yet as a replacement part?
Being that they don't even have the springs in yet, not likely. The Argyle 318 is only $160-180 more than the estimated price of just the lowers.
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Originally Posted by scrublover
sell the reba, then use that to finance the argyle. then you have a short travel dj fork that is actually intended for the purpose.
That is what I would do.

But having your own one off fork would be pretty cool and over all I guess it would be a fun project. Plus you have all winter. Good luck and I wanna see how it turns out.
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thanks guys, i will definitely let you know if i do it. i need to find out price and i feel like i need a little more assurance that it will work. or at least know i could return the lowers if they are in perfect condition

i just don't imagine RS helping me on this, but i could certainly call them on monday. if i get someone cool there they will probably be helpful.
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Originally Posted by mx_599
thanks guys, i will definitely let you know if i do it. i need to find out price and i feel like i need a little more assurance that it will work. or at least know i could return the lowers if they are in perfect condition

i just don't imagine RS helping me on this, but i could certainly call them on monday. if i get someone cool there they will probably be helpful.

if it does look like it'll work, you'll have to order the maxle and bushing kits as well. it could turn pricy......

good luck. let us know whatever RS tells you.

http://bti-usa.com/item.asp?item=RS3...wSec=0&filter=
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Originally Posted by scrublover
if it does look like it'll work, you'll have to order the maxle and bushing kits as well. it could turn pricy......

good luck. let us know whatever RS tells you.

http://bti-usa.com/item.asp?item=RS3...wSec=0&filter=
doh.... you're right about the maxle. so it looks like you found the part? it says black, that's a bummer. i would like the mint green one if possible.

i'll keep investigating this and update this thread if more becomes of it
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Originally Posted by mx_599
doh.... you're right about the maxle. so it looks like you found the part? it says black, that's a bummer. i would like the mint green one if possible.

i'll keep investigating this and update this thread if more becomes of it
yep. it isn't going to be cheap. but for an experiment, what they hell, why not?

i'm assuming the mint lowers will be available, but who knows when.
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If you get it through your LBS, you're looking at probably around $200 for the lowers.
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http://www.tftunedshox.com/

email tim flukes, hes the dude when it comes to modifying rockshox, youll also get a straight and honest answer.
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what i really wanna see pulled off is RS upper with marz'chi lower =P
oooooor! totem's upper with rc40 lower <---- totally uber pwnage
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