I've been away from mountain biking for some time now. I still have my old 1999 Gary Fisher Level Betty FH1 in Lime Green!!! It hasnt been in use for the past 3-4 years! It's always been stored in doors. I was contemplating on selling it as scrap and buying something new, but I tihnk the fact I know I havent ridden it too hard and the sentimental value is telling me to see if I can get it up and running as it did before.
A Full service (£90), front (£75) and rear shock (£45), front disc bleed £13.50, Totalling £223.50... Im thinking for that sort of money I should buy all the gear I need and do it myself and learn something
I now plan on getting the bike back on the road asap for the UK summer which is fast apporaching.
The front brake needs a bleed, think I can resolve this easy enough without asking any questions. Not sure about all the components but im hoping it will all just need de-greasing and re-lubricating and a few minor tweaks. Im going to replace the cable set on the bike and give it a set of new inner tubes, tyres looks good with plenty of tread.
The rear shock is a rockshox super deluxe long travel, its making some weird sqeeking/squelching noise at the moment, maybe if I ride it for a bit it will sort itself out, although I reckon it could do with a good service, has anyone on here serviced one of these before? What will I need in terms of tools and supplies etc
The Front shock is a RockShox Judy XL which feels very soft at the moment, probably also needs a good service. Has anyone got any information on doing this, what will I need in terms of tools and supplies etc
I've never serviced any suspension of any sort although keen to have a go at it. What concerns me is if it needs parts when I take them apart I can imagine they are quite hard to get a hold of being from 1998...
Thanks in advance.
Spec info FYI...
Frame & Fork
Frame Construction TIG-welded
Frame Tubing Material Fisher Genesis aluminum w/replaceable derailleur hanger
Fork Brand & Model Rock Shox Judy XL
Fork Material Aluminum/magnesium, double triple-clamp crown
Rear Shock Rock Shox Super Deluxe w/handlebar-mounted damping adjuster, 5.3" travel
Component Group Mountain Mix
Brakeset Hayes Hydraulic Disc Brake System/Avid 1D 10 rear brakes, Hayes/Avid AD 1.0 rear levers
Shift Levers Shimano Deore LX RapidFire SL
Front Derailleur Shimano STX top-swing, top-pull
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT SGS
Crankset Sugino Impel 300, 20/32/42 teeth
Pedals ICON clipless
Bottom Bracket Shimano BB-UN52, 113mm spindle
BB Shell Width 73mm English
Rear Cogs 8-speed, 11 - 30 teeth
Chain Sachs PC-41, 1/2 x 3/32"
Seatpost Aluminum micro-adjust, 27.2mm diameter
Saddle Titec Berserker
Handlebar Bontrager Crow
Handlebar Extensions Not included
Handlebar Stem Bontrager aluminum
Headset 1 1/8" threadless Aheadset Kontak ST-2
Hubs Front: Hayes, Rear: Shimano STX-RC
Rims Bontrager, 32-hole
Tires 26 x 2.10" WTB TyranaRaptor
Spoke Brand DT stainless steel, 2.0mm double-butted
Spoke Nipples Brass nipples
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