The rebuild on the SID did not hold up, so I stripped the bike for a full rebuild. Makes sense to me, what are you looking at? This is the current state of my M2, very compact and easy to store, does not handle quite as well as it used to.
The LBS is getting a full rebuild kit for the SID w/ bushings. I think this rebuild should hold up, we’ll see… I am also upgrading to a 9 speed cassette (SRAM PG-990, because it has a red lock ring), new shifter pods (used XT 9 speed), seat post (Thomson, black), new cables (cheap generic) and other stuff I am forgetting. My $1 swap-meet Trek bottle cage broke as well, guess I’ll have to scour ebay for a new one.
I tried to justify an ’06 SID World Cup, but it was 17.5x more expensive than the rebuild kit. Maybe next time. For general info on forks and rebuild procedures checkout angryasian.com.