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Martin Heckscher

Hi Bob,
I can’t comment on Titch’s plywood suggestion, but very recently when I fitted new spindles to a set of Monarch forks, I fitted some suitably sized O rings in an attempt to reduce the problem that you describe. It is too early to say whether or not they will make any difference.
Previously, with grease contaminated friction material, I found that I needed to use more leverage on the adjuster than I could apply with fingers alone in order to gain the required level of damping. I did worry slightly about whether I would break or damage the adjuster but it survived unscathed.
Best wishes