Well I have started my rebuild though it will be a couple more weeks before it will be all complete, as I am waiting on new parts for my forks from Pace.
I must say that stripping my RC36 EVO II forks down was not the easiest experience. Frankly I was surprised that they worked after the sludge (that used to be oil) that I removed. Word of advise; change the oil more often than once in ten years!
I also found a bit of rust - from circlips and the supplementary spring - that will be replaced. Luckily the bearings seem okay, but I still had quite a list of new parts to get...
2 x 56 Circlip-Spring Push Rod.901
2 x 16 Bottom Out
1 x 27 Supplementary Spring
1 x 17 Top Out Elastomer.90
1 x 40 Plastic End Tip
1 x 30 Aluminium Shoulder Washer-Spring Push Rod (missing)
1 x 35 Spring Guide.Main/Sup 90 (missing).
Interestingly, I had the fork converted from 90mm to 70mm when it was installed and I discovered that I was missing a couple of bits should I ever convert it back, so I ordered those as well while I was at it.
So far, the frame is back together, cranks, chain rings and new Time XS Carbon peddles are on (I know the Time are not retro, but they work so much better than my old Specialized Ti peddles...), the rear brake caliper as reassembled and installed last night along with Alligator grippers so that I will not need to zip tie my brake line this time.
On a side note, I am not sure the Grippers are the best. They are set up of 5.5mm cable diameter which is too small for a Hope 6mm hose and a little loose for a Hope 5mm hose, which is going on now. Anyone know of anything better that works with a 5mm hose?