Scored a set of used front forks off someBay and like to rebuilt them for my bike. Question I have is the cup that goes over the inner tube -- is that functional? It seems that it's just a piece that prevents dirt from getting in. At $21 a piece, I was hoping you all tell me it's non-essential.
Also Should I order things that are labeled "gaskets" ? There are ones listed with "inner tube". some with "absorber" and some with "damper" on the microfiche. What do I actually have to replace? And I did a search in Progressive Springs and didn't see much. What's the latest opinion on them?