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    2004 Marzocchi MX Comp - no rebound dampening

    I converted my old bike to singlespeed recently and was out riding it in the mud this weekend. One thing I noticed when popping over a curb between two sections of trail is that my fork has what sounds to be a complete lack of rebound dampening.

    When I compress the fork to get the front wheel off the ground and yank the handlebar up, I can hear the fork slam into the fully extended position. Ok, "slam" is a bit strong but I definitely feel it make quick, solid contact.

    This fork has never been serviced. It was ridden fairly hard from 2005-2006 and then sat idle from 2006 to late 2012 when I started riding again. I've since bought a new bike but ride this bike periodically.

    Could the problem simply be lack of oil in the fork? I've never opened up a fork before but watched a video on how to do it and it seems pretty easy to just add oil if that's the problem.
    I live with fear and danger every day. And on the weekends she lets me go mountain biking.

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    Yes, try that first.

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    Thanks. I'm just not sure how the fork could lose all that oil without any sign of leaking on the fork. That being said, it sat idle for 6 years so anything could have happened.

    I'll pull it apart and see what's in there.
    I live with fear and danger every day. And on the weekends she lets me go mountain biking.

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