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    amp research forks

    I just picked up a 1996 Amp Research FS bike and cannot figure out how to disassemble the front fork.
    I've taken all the screws out but can't figure out what I need to do to remove the pivot bushings.
    Anyone?
    Bueler?
    Grumps?

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    You can still download the service manuals from Amp-Research. They still service and repair their forks and frames. They are also good about answering questions via email.

    AMP Research Mountain Bikes | AMP Research®

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    Riding it usually does the trick.

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    you need this from AMP, than its easy


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    thanks Stefan and frog.
    I bought the bike from original owner who rode it maybe a few dozen times since 96. Always lubed, then gotten dirty, then put away dirty. Underneath all of the grime and grit was a nearly new condition bike with some great parts.
    It came with CT stem and seatpost, DKG seat collar, XT rear der, LX front der, Avid Sd2.0 levers with Critical racing cantis with peace hanger, XT thumbies, Scott bullhorn bar, Chris King no-logo headset, Ringle Ti skewers, LX rear hub, White front hub, and best of all- a pair of Kooka Kranks in that weird red/gold/orange "camo" color.

    I'm gonna restore this one to as close as possible to a full LX gruppo with some additional custom parts.
    Mid 90's suspension bikes are great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    CT stem and seatpost... full LX gruppo...Mid 90's suspension bikes are great!
    Glad you found your niche.

    I'd agree with the recommendation to send the fork in for service. I had one done a couple years ago. Turn around was fast, and the price was reasonable. I can't imagine that they're going to keep doing this for ever though.
    Need: McMahon brake for roller cam mounts, Mountain Goat fork.

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    pics please....I'd like to see them cranks too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefmiguel View Post
    Riding it usually does the trick.
    LOL!

    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    I'm gonna restore this one to as close as possible to a full LX gruppo with some additional custom parts.
    Mid 90's suspension bikes are great!
    Why downgrade a build?
    -eric-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Why downgrade a build?
    There was an LX model at the time. The LX hubs look nice. The difference in reality between LX,DX,XT, XTR is minor amounts of weight and better looks as you go up the line. Besides as little as this bike will probably get ridden, LX is way cheaper than XT.

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    I have a Klein that I used to race with an Amp fork, (black steel legs), and then I had an AMP b2 with the dual down tube. That one broke, and then I had a b3, with the Amp F1 aluminum leg fork. Their stuff was kind of fragile, but man I loved riding that amp in cross country races. Mine was mostly LX as well, (as is my recent Klein restore). Great bike to restore.
    Oh, and this thread is worthless without pics.

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    I had a steel fork from eBay that Brian rebuilt into an aluminum version, and love it on my single speed: amp research forks-417923_10151631260244343_258504525_n.jpg

    So here's my question - anyone converted one with aluminum legs to one with carbon legs?

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