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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:04 pm 
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I have a set of 461 forks kicking around (I know, I know, bear with me) that have some sentimental value. Is there an upgrade that i could do to these forks internally to make them half decent whilst retaining the lower legs?

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I was hoping someone more knowledgeable would pitch in, but it doesn't look as though they're going to.

I know you can mess about with some forks, swapping parts from different models to modify or upgrade them, change the travel, etc.. However, as far as I know, RST 461s are pretty basic, essentially just a spring in a tube, and as such, other than firmer or softer springs to better suit your weight, I'm not sure what you could do.

A good clean and a re-grease wouldn't do any harm. You could probably do a more thorough job than this guy:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:04 pm 
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Appreciate the reply xerxes. I think that if they cant be upgraded, I might have to make do with having them as an ornament on the garage wall. I was hoping that something like a Mozo Pro's internals might be a direct swap into them and make them a bit more reasonable.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:08 pm 
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You possibly could, however, I'm not so sure about mixing and matching between brands, you're more likely find incompatabilities. All forks are essentially very similar, tubes, rods, springs and seals, but you'd probably need a fair bit of trial and error to find parts from one brand that work with another.

I know with Fox and RockShox forks many parts are common across different models within their respective ranges and are interchangeable because the stanchions and lowers are the same diameter 28, 32, 35mm, etc. and the fittings are similar across the various models.

Ultimately, given enough time and messing about, it's possible. But probably not economical. :D


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Mozo pro forks are made by rst so things could be possible. The lower legs on yours look similar in style to them. The simplest thing you could do is buy some pros and swap the lower legs over, assuming you aren't wedded to everything on your current fork barring the internals.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:01 pm 
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Thanks, I'll keep an eye out for a pair of Mozo's. They were a gift when i was a teenager and are in really good shape (marks in the pic are road tar, not damage). Happy to keep just the lower legs.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:16 pm 
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Here's a set that should not got for too many £

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3022686810

You may need to transplant the internals though, as the uppers and crown don't look too hot.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:34 pm 
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Ah, I thoght Mozo forks were a different make/brand. Makes more sense now. :oops:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:55 pm 
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I think there is a brand mozo which is also zoom.


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