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  1. Since I have owned this bike the ride has been very bad. I realize that it is what it is, but I felt like the front may have damage because is it nearly impossible to compress the forks. So, I took apart the forks and found the usual problems. Bad seals and a lot of muck built up from a lack of maintenance. First off, where is the best place to buy a fork rebuild for these? It looks like there's not much to it, but I still need the main seal, an o-ring and the felt seal. Secondly, are there any tricks for cleaning up the years of abuse? The inside of the components are filthy, and I am not sure how smooth the upper and lower shafts have to be to work right. Finally, the springs have in it seem unnecessarily stiff. They look right, but does anyone have any specs on them? Are they all this stiff? It seems like you can only get 2-3 inches of compression travel out of them before they collapse all the way...are they just meant for rebound, with little to no compression? Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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