The elastomers arrived, and the family were elsewhere on holiday. What's a guy to do but get the bike into the lounge and rebuild the Pace fork!
All pretty easy really, but I had to make the separating washers between the elastomers - the old ones had given up. Fortunately, I had the right-sized hole saw and some sheet perspex that was a close-enough match.
Reassembled and road tested, I'm pretty happy that this will be a fun bike for the Colville ride. I'm a bit concerned about the relatively high gearing, but I figure that will help on the downhills
Photos show its no garage queen - I haven't done anything cosmetic, just added or changed out stuff for reliability and function. The grips are some el-cheapo bmx items with the flange cut off. Kinda squishy, but helps isolate the little bumps the Pace isn't good at smoothing out.
All up, it cost $110 to buy, the maggies were $55 (I think) plus another $50 for a bleed kit, olives and new tubing (a rip-off - the bleed kit is a cheap syringe, a length of pvc tube and Magura's formula fluid. Next time I'm just using baby oil), the new elastomers were $100 landing in NZ, grips about $10. Anything else I had on hand, so around $330 NZD all up.
Yay for cheap thrills!