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    Fork for a '96 Ti Nukeproof?

    I am in the process of building up a large Nukeproof and the fork is the last part of the build needed. I really want something reliable and easy to work on. So much so, I am considering a Noleen/Girvin linkage fork with a Risse shock. Any other suggestions?

    Thanks!

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    What size headtube? 1 1/8", lots of options. 1", slightly more difficult, but still options.
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    Love the linkage forks but I also have a soft spot for Marzocchi's. They just last & are amazing forks & super easy to tune and work on. A nice set of early 96-97 Z1's or Z2's would be great depending on what travel the bike was made for or you're looking for.

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    Judy FSX


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    What size headtube? 1 1/8", lots of options. 1", slightly more difficult, but still options.
    Sorry...its a 1 1/8" tube and a 80mm frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    Judy FSX
    Sweet but a little too $$. Is that yours for sale in fleabay?

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    Nope. How much are you looking to spend?


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    <$250

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    You ought to be able to get into an FSX off ebay for less than that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    You ought to be able to get into an FSX off ebay for less than that.
    I'll keep an eye out...the current listing must be a bit high. Thanks

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    OK, that seems like a more realistic price. Parts and service procedures available for these?

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    It's just a fancy Rock Shox Judy which is the easiest fork to work on. Replacement elastomers and springs are available as well as dampers. Upgrade to the Englund air kit to essentially make it an early SID.


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    I thought one of the problem with the FSXs was the bonded in bushings? Are those harder to service?

    I can't imagine that would be a problem, though - not like i've ever seen a worn out pair of Judys...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NslrPrtn View Post
    Sorry...its a 1 1/8" tube and a 80mm frame.
    Sky is the limit then. No shortage of great 1 1/8" forks with 80mm of travel. Find a Fox Float 80 for best results (IMHO).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Sky is the limit then. No shortage of great 1 1/8" forks with 80mm of travel. Find a Fox Float 80 for best results (IMHO).

    I am hoping to narrow it down a little more. What fork from '95 to '02 that has a 1.125 steerer, posts, around 80mm of travel, works well, has available parts and can be serviced easily?

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    Don't limit yourself to '95 to '02 unless you are doing some sort of period correct resto. There are many great v-brake forks that can be spaced down easily to 80mm including the newer dual-air 32mm SIDs, Manitou R7, Magura Durin and as mentioned by Rumpfy the Fox float forks. You can often get the 2011 or 2012 Manitou R7s with v-brake bosses for less than $250 new. Any fork in the '95 to '02 period will be quite inferior to something newer and parts availability will always be an issue. If you're after a new fork because you ride, the go newer.

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    yep, I got some 2012 r7's this year for my xizang, work really well, and didn't cost too much.
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