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    Air shock for Noleen/ Girvin forks?

    VRC people, I just got my brother a Noleen Crosslink fork to revamp his Clark-Kent F-14. I was wondering what kind of air shock it takes- what is the shock length and stroke? (My brother and his bike are in another state, and anyhow I don't want to spoil the surprise.) Any thoughts on 1) which shocks work 2) which among them are ideal, as they are all designed to be used on the rear wheel of FS bikes, which is a fairly different application?
    undefined Absolutely must have: Black Machine Tech Zeroflex brake levers (the ones with the rotating leverage adjuster)

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    Talk to Clark Jones at j6shocks.com

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    Yup, J6.

    Been thinking of buying an air shock for this. Just can't see spending $200.00...




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    Yeah, 200 bucks is kind of pricey. But as long as the bushings in the fork are straight, it still is superior in some ways (steering precision) to a modern fork. Still- very little sag (= very little tracking of the wheel down into ruts), poor performance in slapdown landings, and, maybe worst of all, no disc brakes. Plus the goofy 135mm stem.
    Wonder what kind of used or new fork you can get for the same price.
    undefined Absolutely must have: Black Machine Tech Zeroflex brake levers (the ones with the rotating leverage adjuster)

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    Also relatively light (Mine is 3.5 lbs as pictured, with stem). And, the coolness factor. I haven't actually seen one on the trail yet.

    I'm a cheapskate. I sourced an MCU McPherson strut top out bumper at an off road store with the same inner diameter and 1/2 the height of the original ('ll use 2, one on each side of the washer). It's mail ordered,and I'm waiting to get it. Hopefully, it'll work...

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    Forgot to mention, Risse makes one too. It's an air shock, so it will be lighter. About the same price.

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    All adjustments involve pumping or reassembling with different oil.
    undefined Absolutely must have: Black Machine Tech Zeroflex brake levers (the ones with the rotating leverage adjuster)

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