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    In search of pistons to a Sid 100, '01

    Hi guys,

    I'm putting together a lightweight fork for my wife (and her new frame) but while taking the Sid 100 apart it turned out that the pistons where damaged (by not running enough pressure by the previous owner). Thus the question is: Do any of you have a pair of pistons that you're willing to part with?

    Here's a pic of the piston type in question:



    Kind regards,

    Truls Erik Johnsen
    Johnsen Frameworks
    Hølen, Norway
    www.johnsenframeworks.com

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    In what way did the pistons become damaged?

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    The upper "lip" (that holds the O-ring in place) on both pistons have been bent upwards - and thus creating a crack in the aluminum. I've tried laminating a thin sheet of aluminum on top, but have not been able to find any epoxy that properly bonds to the piston.

    Truls

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    Ahh, it didn't exactly show in the pic. That really sucks. Any shot at seeing if a machinist can make news ones, possibly with thicker flanges?

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    Machining new ones is of course an option (heck, I could do it myself: http://tinyurl.com/56em4f - http://tinyurl.com/22b7ch - http://tinyurl.com/yo5stn ) but that will eat up a wee bit too much of my already limited time budget. So getting hold of a pair is definitely the easiest solution (that, or use the Reba Team that I have on my own bike).

    Truls

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    Ahh...Good luck. Tell us how you make out.

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    No one? There got to be someone with an old fork laying around. I have some NOS vintage Rock Shox parts that could be a good trade (brand new 1" Judy crowns etc.)

    Truls

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