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 Post subject: Judy Restoration Options
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:27 am 
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Hi,

My bike is nearing its 11th birthday and the forks (97 Judy C's) are in need of some attention. I've replaced the internals with Total Air cartridges (work great) and the sliders are in great condition - unfortunately the bushings have had it. My local shops (Western Australia) get all fork work done by the distributor who no longer carries parts for the old Judy's.

I'd rather keep the bike as original as possible and am looking at options. It seems you can buy bushing kits and necessary tools on line, but this is expensive (more than a new pair of Zoke MX Pro's...).

The other option I'm looking at is to buy a new pair of SID lowers, which is reasonably priced and comes with new bushings and seals, but I'm not sure whether they'll fit.

Any thoughts / suggestions?

Thanks
Ashes


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:46 pm 
B.o.T.M. Winner / Feature Bike
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These guys are good, Tim Flooks used to be the UK rock shox mechanic:

http://www.tftunedshox.com/rockshox/rsparts.htm

he should be able to tell you what parts fit where, but I can't see a problem with fitting later legs on it


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Hi Ashes

It may be cheaper to buy some replacement forks rather than source parts or have them serviced by TF!

Like these:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13088


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:53 pm 
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Oh yes, now that would be a good option, drop your englund carts in and you'll have a top set of forks!


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Judy SL's would be sweet, always wanted a pair when they came out!!

Exchange rate is killer. 50 quid is about $125AU.

New SID lowers are about $180AU from the US including shipping.


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ashes_mtb wrote:
Judy SL's would be sweet, always wanted a pair when they came out!!

Exchange rate is killer. 50 quid is about $125AU.

New SID lowers are about $180AU from the US including shipping.


quick look on Royal Mail website suggests about £16 surface mail (56 days delivery so they'll be even more retro when they arrive) or £23 airmail (5 days + delivery).

I only paid Drapoon £45 for them - just want that back!


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ashes_mtb wrote:
Judy SL's would be sweet, always wanted a pair when they came out!!

Exchange rate is killer. 50 quid is about $125AU.

New SID lowers are about $180AU from the US including shipping.


Hi mate, have just finished revamping a set of Judy's, they're not fully re-assembled as yet but when I do, you can have them if you want.. I got em for free [few bucks for the new parts but hey..] so, as a favour to a fellow RBer, you can have them for free too..

That is if you're interested!! They'll have Speed Springs in 'em instead of the elastomers.. 8)

Let me know if you want them..


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