Got an old Magnum MK II with the hydraulic fork. The corrugated rubber boots are long gone down to the last couple inches.
First, are these really necessary, or could I just cut them completely off with no ill effects?
Second, if removed completely, anyone got any ideas about what to replace them with? Sizes? I saw a pair for sale, but if they are not vital, why bother? I also wondered if a pair from a mountain bike or small motorbike might function? Any one else had this issue?