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    Mag 21 "Long Travel" Modification

    Just did the long travel mod on a Mag 21 that I use on a 24" full suspension kid's bike. This is a great fork for a light rider. Bumping the travel up to around 60mm has made it even better. More details, pics etc. on the mod and disassembly here.



    I'm still amazed how well this fork works given its age and how perfect the stanchions and internals are and how easy with oil weights and heights and air pressure it is to dial in for a light rider. It's had a hard life, including over 5 years on the front of a bike courier's ride. It was never apart (or serviced) until I rescued it from a dumpster in a mate's front yard. Since then, its had a fresh coat of paint, decals, mods to use on 24" wheels, a yearly service and now a long travel mod.

    Still going strong and my daughter loves it! Truly vintage and classic.


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    Nice info on the mods. Do you notice any shimmy or squealing from the brakes because of the lowering?
    Too many bikes, and just enough time to ride them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by proto2000 View Post
    ...Do you notice any shimmy or squealing from the brakes because of the lowering?
    Actually, yeah. If you don't set the toe-in just right the front v-brakes (Tektro cheapies) will squeal like a stuck pig. But toed-in right they are silent and powerful.

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    Similar fork as what is on my M800ss Beast of the East. Of course not set up for a 24" wheel.

    I just found a Specialized Carbon version, plan to install it on my urban Alpinestars. The Specialized fork had never been opened, the fluid was not discolored, and that thing is smooth.

    Still looking for a photo or the part the secures the cable when running cantilevers.

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    I'd love to see some pics of that carbon version. On the mag21 the brace had an extension in the centre that held the cantilever cable. The original brace on this fork was cracked when I got it, so I used a brace off a quadra 5, but cut the canti hanger part off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PMK View Post

    Still looking for a photo or the part the secures the cable when running cantilevers.

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    Ironically, I believe I have a few of those. Is that what was on there from Specialized? Any photos of the fork circa mid 90's.

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