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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:24 pm 
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Hi all
i've been meaning to attempt this fork for some time & after far too many hours of much trial, error, frustration, grease & 4 donor forks in parts
I've finally got it working!
behold, the fsx/styfe/black-box-sid fork!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:27 pm 
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nice dude. how light?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:35 pm 
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ameybrook wrote:
nice dude. how light?


My question too. Probably great for XC whippets!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:40 pm 
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How cool is that 8) tell me do you need the fork gaitors?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:02 pm 
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thanks guys :)
i've just weighed it at 2.9lb. weight wasnt really a concern, englund air cartridges would be a lot liter than the coil springs fitted. (2 of the judy donor forks elastomer internals were just mush & I didnt want to face cleaning that out again!) same with the fork boots & steel bolts in the fork brace, boots just look better than the bare legs (IE black) & the black steel bolts blended into the brace better :)

I was hoping to remove the black box decal but its under a mass of lacquer so i'll leave it.

... it actually looks really cool on the tomac... but then I'd get shot by the period correct police :lol: :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:15 pm 
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Thats just showing off!

Very 8)

Had often thought about cross compatability of forks - guess you proved it works :D

But please tell how much swearing there was during their creation :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:35 pm 
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letmetalktomark wrote:
Thats just showing off!

Very 8)

Had often thought about cross compatability of forks - guess you proved it works :D

But please tell how much swearing there was during their creation :lol:


Put it this way, I wouldnt want to do it again, waay too much time modifying to fit, build, doesnt work, rebuild, doesnt work, modify, rebuild... you get the idea :roll: I seem to have this irritating habit of ideas coming to me when I try to drift off to sleep at night... & this fork was 1 of them

without wanting to dredge up some irritating memories, the biggest difference between the 96 judy FSX & the sid black box are:
96 fsx dummy shaft & cartridge are both held in by circlip. the sids internals are screwed (15mm socket/allen key).
the sid non drive side cartridge actually pieces the lowers (both sides of the fsx butt up against the inside of the lowers)

i'm going to stop now before I start swearing again :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:45 pm 
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I would suggest that you ride more and stop being the mad professor of retrobike, but, you know...

;)

good work.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:47 pm 
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theboy wrote:
I would suggest that you ride more and stop being the mad professor of retrobike, but, you know...

;)

good work.


ride more! i've not long got back from a 4hr ride & average min 2hrs offroad every day :D ... yeh I want to ride more!... esp on the new freeride rig :D


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:41 pm 
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gee,
nice,
does it actually work?
did you try it on a bike yet?


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