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    New question here. '98 Rockshox Sid top cap replacement?

    I have a 1998 Sid with the athletic needle air valve top cap. One of these is starting to wear and is difficult to air up. I want to replace them. Can you help?

    I have believe the schrader valve aluminum 28mm version will work as a replacement, but, these are near impossible to find. I seem to be able to find a similar version that is listed as carbon crown only. Is there a reason that this carbon crown version will not work on my aluminum crown fork?

    Help... lol.

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    So, is '98 not classic enough? Or, nobody has worked on a 1st gen Sid?

    I think i'm going to try the carbon crown version and see if it'll work. *crossing fingers*

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    Hi! I have the same problem.
    Did you try the carbon crown version? Did it work?

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    Already PM'd, but, for reference...

    28mm top cap listed for 2008 and earlier carbon crown SIDs did work as a great replacement.

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    Sorry for digging this thread out...
    Any idea where I can get top caps for these 28mm Sids?
    Concerning my dealer these parts aren't available through sram anymore.

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    These ones?: RockShox SID - Air Cap Air SID | eBay

    HIGH END Used & Vintage Bike Shop! We stock Campagnolo XTR TA Suntour Parts NIB NOS gets stuff like this from time to time as well.

    Also, you might look for a very used model and tear it up for parts. It's still easy to get seals and wipers and some of the more common parts, but some of the internals are really hard to find.
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    Awesome, that is it.
    I contacted the seller already.

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    Can anyone point me to these carbon top caps? The links don't work anymore. I also need a replacement cap for my SID 1998

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    So, the judy top caps from bike recyclery don't fit because the thread and diameter are to large.
    If I get these from ebay the price would be ridiculous high include shipping and customs to germany. Any other ideas?

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