I THINK the 3's elastomers are OK - they're original, but they only had a years use then they've been sat in the relative warm and dry since. They're not back on the bike yet but I've cleaned them up inside and out, there's no sag and they seem to compress and spring back OK as much as I can move them by hand, off the bike.
I'll get them on the bike and see how they go. Might have to change them immediately, but I'll find out won't I?
The Comps are now fixed!! Their previous owner mentioned he'd replaced the elastomers with wooden spacers when they died. What he'd actually done was shoved turned down sections of broom handle ON TOP of the squished elastomers.
After some very careful drilling and poking I got the wood out, then I had to very
lightly heat the stanchions over a gas ring (not too hot to hold in bare hands, so not much at all) until I could extract the gooey red mess. Finally I had the joyous task of digging out and cleaning the plastic packer rings from the gloop.... not pleasant, or recommended!
Lets just hope the GF appreciates the 3.5hours work (once I refit the brace and brakes) that I've spent giving her front end some bounce again.... oooerrr!
'93 Cinder Cone w/M900 (100%) - '94 Cannondale M500 (80%) -
Wanted - Black Bling Hubs & skewers..