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    PBR 140 Correct Castle too?

    I have a PBR 140 that I will be 29er converting, and simultaneously finding out why oil is slowly oozing from the top cap.
    "castle tools" seem to vary in price- could someone please specify which I will need for assembly/disassembly?

    While in there I plan on replacing the oil with 7wt Golden spectro, and updating the air piston, checking bearings...


    cheap:
    http://www.ride-this.com/index.php/c...ource=googleps

    not as cheap:
    http://www.bikeparts.com/search_resu...p?id=BPC136017

    expensive:
    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...s.php?id=18132

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    Quote Originally Posted by jthurd
    I have a PBR 140 that I will be 29er converting, and simultaneously finding out why oil is slowly oozing from the top cap.
    "castle tools" seem to vary in price- could someone please specify which I will need for assembly/disassembly?

    While in there I plan on replacing the oil with 7wt Golden spectro, and updating the air piston, checking bearings...


    cheap:
    http://www.ride-this.com/index.php/c...ource=googleps

    not as cheap:
    http://www.bikeparts.com/search_resu...p?id=BPC136017

    expensive:
    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...s.php?id=18132
    I have a PBR130 and bought the 'not as cheap' castle tool from Mendon. Works fine. Good to have a socket tool as well.

    Having just recently replaced the the stock oil for the Golden Spectro and the air piston I can vouch that it will work wonders...
    My LBS | Riding this and this

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    Not as cheap.

    The other two will have you going WTF???




    Stick with 5 weight oil, the 7.5 will slow the whole fork way down, and unless you are a linebacker build guy, it's not really necessary.

    FYI Steve? Golden Spectro is the OEM oil, yours was likely just beat down from all your lovin'....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

    - FrostyStruthers



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    Will do, thanks fellas.
    So 5wt Golden spectro is OEM? Seems Steve and others noticed a difference in performance based on other threads. I just want to optimize the fork. I am 155, riding rocky front range AM stuff. Occasional XC race at Winter Park.

    Steve- fyi- Lefty will be going on a leviathan 4.0 pumped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jthurd
    I am 155
    Definitely go 5 wt....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

    - FrostyStruthers



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