I am a sucker for some good kit in a local classified ad. A few minutes after an ad was posted for a Halson PDS I was on the phone with the guy setting up payment. I got the fork with blue and yellow elastomers in it, 4 spare whites, XTR v-brake, and shimano carbon brake booster for the bargain price of $55usd. Took a chance as the guy bought it new from his local shop in '02 and has ridden it sparingly, not to mention he was a mechanic, so I was pretty confident. Found a manual here on retrobike and broke the fork down for a good overhaul to determine it's condition and make it as shiny as possible before putting it on one of my bikes.
Here are some out of the shipping box, break down and clean up, and all put back together shots.
This is just out of the box. There was some mud inside the left boot due to a broken zip tie.
A few close ups before I cleaned it.
All scrubbed and cleaned up. It didn't take much. The boots were the hardest part to clean. The fork is surprisingly easy to disassemble. There are some close ups in this batch of the attention to cnc detail and the nice butted tubes. the elastomers as you can see are new looking, what a score!
Finally the finished, lubed, and reassembled beauty of the anodized red Halson PDS. I bet a set of springs would work just as well in this nice looking fork. Can't wait to put it on the Metal Guru!