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1996 rock shox judy sl facelift, vol.2

The forks overhauling didn`t match any ongoing project, it just came in as an instant non-project activity. Very simply, one day I got to my hands an old Rock Shox Judy SL forks and I quickly realized that the forks are in better condition than I could have ever supposed.

I was very surprised when I was checking the 28mm uppers/stanchions. I found neither cosmetic blemishes nor other problems. Moreover, I was very happy to see the forged aluminium crown and the 190mm long aluminium steerer. Well, I realized that the forks truly need a complete service.

The forks have been upgraded and serviced with brand-new bushings, dust seal/wipers, coil springs (the old MCU springs were dead), and other seals. The hydraulic damper cartridge has been re-sealed and filled up with new Rock Shox 5wt oil. Moreover, I re-sprayed the magnesium lower legs, as well as the forks, and the brace in Rock Shox yellow. At the top of that, I put a brand new set of decals.

The previous owner drilled the cantilever brake cable-stop away from the brace, thus I had to make some additional job to fix it. All titanium hardware was kept in place, and the original fork boots were reinstalled, too. The forks travel is 63mm, the current weight is 1535 grams.