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RATTLING FRONT SUSPENSION FORK : the fork is making an excessive rattling noise even over insignificant uneven surfaces The suspension appears to operate normally but i am concerned that the noise may lead to fork failure and be potentially dangerous. My cycle is a Raleigh Synchro manifactured in 2007 and the fork is a Suntour SR XCM. I have heard that the elastomer fitted to this model is notorious for hardening ?. Can i replace it or do i need to replace the whole fork. Thank you in advance. Regards Rob

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