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    It Pays to be Tight with Your LBS

    The couple who own my LBS are really cool folks, and I spend as much there as possible to support them. I always bring my builds in to show them, and they are always jazzed to see the old stuff. Today I stopped by on my way to wok to pick up some parts, and they said they had something in the back for me....

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    Not a minty Cunningham, but still a sweet frame with a few nice parts still attached (spot the gems?)



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    Right on. Cool shop you have. I just realized my error of going to a shop that also appreciates vintage. That would have been snapped up by an employee.

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    Sachs twisters....nice.
    "Yeah, Humboldt County is way the %#@* up there, but worth it!"

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    Cool to have a shop looking out for you.

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    Nice of them to think of you.

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    (spot the gems?)
    Seat and tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    Seat and tires?

    Haha, nope.


    Hard to see from pic, but it has a nice XTR rd and levers, seatpost looks cool (but it's stuck in the frame), and a set of these:









    I thought they were knock offs when I picked it up...was pleasantly surprised going over it tonight.





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    Campy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbsbiker View Post
    Campy?
    I think they are Grafton mags...can someone ID them for sure?

    Yeah, it's cool to have a shop who thinks of me for VRC stuff. When they showed it to me and asked if I was interested they were going to give it to me for free...if anyone else had asked me I would have said thanks and loaded it in my car, but I knew it had some value and just the fact that they were going to give it to me was cool. I told them I appreciated the offer, but I really thought it was probably worth 250~300 bucks. After a few seconds they said how about $150, and everyone was happy.

    I think it will end up as a parts donor ...I'll have to get the stuck seatpost out before I decide what to do with the frame.


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    Do they have the delrim bushings between the arma and front cap and the arm and the spring housing?

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    Definite mags. Those things are soft. If you ever bend then in a crash, Ive bent them back in a vise with my thumbs

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    Why definitely? I they could be SCEs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMRTIN View Post
    Why definitely? I they could be SCEs.
    Ive never owned SCE's, but have owned 2 sets of G-mags. They look likem to me.

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    does this help?











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    They appear to be Mag-Lites. SCEs would not have the lip seal / bushings.

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    Hope you get that seatpost unstuck. It looks like a Control-Tech. And I would add the cold-forged S-Works cranks to the gem list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post

    Not a minty Cunningham, but still a sweet frame with a few nice parts still attached (spot the gems?)

    Steve
    Mmmm, 0 mm travel Judy.

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    Thanks bing and Martin....any suggestions on what to use to clean them up?

    dj, you have good eyes...post is a Control Tech, unfortunately it's far down, and way stuck...I'm going to need to be patient to save it. I agree on the cranks...always thought they looked cool.


    fat, yeah, I seem to be a magnet for zero travel suspension forks...parts is parts though.



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    Right on Steve!
    Seek: Old Mtn. Goat Bar Stem Combo.

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    Not bad for $150. Get the seatpost unstuck and swap a few parts, and it should be a nice little rider.
    Need: McMahon brake for roller cam mounts, Mountain Goat fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post


    fat, yeah, I seem to be a magnet for zero travel suspension forks...parts is parts though.

    Steve
    pre-compressed for your quick-steering pleasure.

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    This may be old news around these parts (I'm new to VRC), and I don't know which year/model Judy that fork is, but mayhaps these guys might have the refresh kit that would restore it to its former glory: Suspension Fork Parts eStore - (Powered by CubeCart)

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    Fork looks to be a '95-'97. After that, Judys went to 1-piece cast lowers instead of the removable bridge. Changing to steel springs or getting new elastomers is not hard to restore the travel, bigger challange with these is the sealed dampener cartridge. If the cartridge is shot/ruptured, I dont think there are off-the-shelf replacement parts available. The frame is probably a 1" steertube, one potential work-around if you want to upgrade the fork is to re-use the crown+steertube but remove the stanchion tubes (just retained bypinchbolts). Then, you can cut apart the cron to remove the stanchion tubes from a later SID fork and clamp them into the judy crown to make a 1" SID. THere is a thread on the conversion here somewhere.

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    FINALLY!!!!! Got the damn post out.


    Feel like I should mount it on the wall or something after all that effort:





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    definitely the older style ControlPost by CT. a keeper.

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