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    Marzocchi Forks Deconstructed

    No worries glad to be of help. It’s very a very handy tool and haven’t tried the air pressure method to blow out the caps and don’t much like cleaning up splattered oil on the ceiling! Some of the early air oil Marzocchi forks in the stable.
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    Marzocchi Forks Deconstructed

    Rob I bought a recreated Marzocchi valve pulling tool as pictured from Dr Marzocchi.de whose also a retro member here. You could possibly drum up something yourself if you’re handy in the workshop. It’s an essential if you’re working on the old Marzocchi air oil forks.
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    Marzocchi Forks Deconstructed

    I brought these brand new from my local bike store in New Zealand back in the late 90s but can’t remember exactly what year as the old memory is getting hazy nowadays! Production date 98 is stamped on the lowers though. Very simple fork but works well even if it’s at lower end of Marzocchi...
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    Marzocchi Forks Deconstructed

    Thanks KraeMit- I forgot to include the PF1 crown in the picture as I had parts everywhere! I’ve been looking at your website and working out my shopping list so expect a message soon. Good that you have the 30mm seals available now as they’re hard to find!
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    Marzocchi Forks Deconstructed

    Due to lots of idle time on my hands recently and a few used Marzocchi forks in the shed with leaky oil seals or other issues I decided to disassemble them and see how they tick and hopefully further on replace all the seals along with fresh oil and get them operational again. Not the best pics...
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    Klein Adroit Pro Front Shock

    I bought some 1 1/4 to 1 1/8 headset reducers from the States on E Bay seller called Sellution_Components for my Sintesi frame which did the trick. Simple to fit with a headset press, well made and quick overseas delivery.
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    Sintesi Bromont/ Kona EFS

    I’ve finally had the courage plus the time to accumulate the necessary/correct tools ( thanks to fellow Retrobike member here also known alias Dr Marzocchi!) to change the leaking oil seals on the Marzocchi DH3 forks over the long Easter weekend. Not really knowledgeable about dealing with...
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    Sintesi Bromont/ Kona EFS

    Re: Made some final changes on the bike with a narrower bottom bracket from 107mm to 103mm as the chainline and gear changes weren’t too smooth plus changing the cheapo road Tiagra front derailleur to a XT m738 one helped as well. To finish off a longer 130mm silver polished Uno stem to match...
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    Sintesi Bromont/ Kona EFS

    I agree with you on that. The ones that recently shown up for sale seem to be all in the 19” size which is too big for me. The one I got measures around 16” or 17” mark(bb - mid or top of top ) tube and pretty much the same size as my other Kona hardtails I own currently. I remember around the...
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    Sintesi Bromont/ Kona EFS

    Re: I tried tracking down neither the anodised blue or bronze swing arm versions but the frames are getting very rare on the market nowadays. I remember DH legend Steve Peat use to race a bronze swing arm Kona version in the early days and later campaigned under the Saracen team banner using...
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    Sintesi Bromont/ Kona EFS

    Just posting some post Christmas ride pics of my recent build of a Sintesi Bromont frame from UK and converted to a Kona EFS with early to mid 90s style decals.
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    Old Nikon cameras

    Re: Just recently added two Nikon cameras to the collection. First one is the 70's era iconic F2 all manual camera built like a tank and the other is the 80's era F3P edition which at the time of introduction was only available to press photographers. Difference to the standard model is more...
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    Classic Motorcycles

    Re: I don't own a motorcycle myself (except for a watercooled minimoto racer - doesn't count!!) but still love the motorbikes. Recently visited a new motoring museum north of Sydney which has a fabulous collection of cars and a few nice bikes. Just want to post some of the bikes on display...
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