My fork doesn't leak, but the dust seal is coming apart.
Is that an easy/inexpensive repair? The oil seal seems to be a big undertaking, but since there is no oil leaking anywhere, I'm hoping I can slide a new seal on and hit the road.
The other question is, since the seal rubber looks good around the pipe, and it's just rusty around the base and "lifting up" can I just put some silicone around the base?
I only ride about 8 miles to and from work, at around 40 mph max. This is my first bike, $200, plus another $250 getting it running well, and new tires. I hope to get comfortable on this bike, and then splurge on a newer bike. ( This one isn't bad, but it looks like a $200 bike, and with 67K miles on it, I'm not sure I want to put a whole lot more money in it.)