After reading all of the old posts related to various discussions about the midvalve problem with the 426 forks, I am curious first of all to find out if DaveJ has yet to achieve that elusive "fork nirvana". I'm interested to hear if you have been able to make your fork rebuilds last any longer than 40 hours. I would certainly appreciate a run down of your final settings, including what parts worked and the best place to find them, ect. I know that Scott F also has a lot of knowledge in this area. What advise would either of you or any of the other knowledgeable individuals in the group give to someone that has finally mustered up the nerve to actually try messing around with the shim stack? I am curious about what effect altering the shim stack and adding bottoming cones has on the different parts of the fork stroke. I'm also curious if people riding in all conditions could benefit from, for example, removing one or two shims from the high speed circuit or is it more of a subjective matter? I would certainly appreciate some mentoring in this area and I'm sure that that others in our group could benefit from the information as well. Thanks!