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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:32 am 
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Does anyone recognise the front end and chainset on this Al-mega? Before everyone tells me, I know the head-stock has been modified. Apparently it was to stop it cracking when it was used for dual slalom.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:42 am 
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Forks look like Marzocchi Monster T, Chainset looks to be XT but should have FC-M then a number 7 XT, 5 LX.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:32 pm 
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Thanks for the reply. I'm probably wrong but I don't think they are Marzocchi's. I've searched the web and can't find any pics of the same. Similar but not quite the same.


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Try Marzocchi junior T, around 97-99


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:02 pm 
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That looks like what I need. Anyone got a pair going spare with 1 1/4" steerer?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:59 pm 
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So Ive got a pair of period Junior T's coming but they are 1 1/8". Is it possible to sleeve the steerer up to 1 1/4" rather than sleeve the frame down to 1 1/8"?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:35 am 
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It turns out my frame was already sleeved down to 1 1/8" so the Junior T's fitted OK. I cleaned them up and put some 7.5W oil in. They work OK but I only get about 50mm travel. The online info says to fill to 90mm from the top when fully compressed which I've done so am guessing the springs are too stiff. Did they make softer springs? Has anyone got some spare?


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