I want to clean and lube my old rst suspension fork.
So far I've failed to separate the slider legs from the frame to clean/lube the inside of the legs. There is a 4mm hex bolt on the bottom of the slider leg. I tried to unscrew the bolt. The bolts turn and turn and don't come out. I had someone compress the fork by leaning on the handle bars, and tried to unscrew the bolts. Bolts didn't come off. I tried to unscrew the bolts with a 4mm bit and a respectably powerful impact wrench. Bolts didn't come out.
Batman suggested that I put a stick into the slider leg to immobilize it while unscrewing the bolts. I'll do this and edit this question to let you know the result, probably this weekend. Thank you, Batman.
Chris suggested that I hit the bolt with a wooden mallet. At first, I thought that I would do this. But this is an RST fork, and the hammer remedy is apparently for Rockshox. According to bikepedia.com, my 2004 Specialized Hardrock Sport has an RST Gila TL fork. Maybe I shouldn't hit the bolts as suggested.