In early March I finally got my rear suspension fork fixed. It worked beautifully (note past tense)
In fact it still works beautifully, but now (March 12, 2008) the rear suspension has broken completely!
The new problems is different to the old, but it will entail even more expenses I expect.
I have already spent over $300 on a minor service and fixing the rear suspension.
Here is a before photo:
This comes on top of my road bike having a cracked frame and being dangerous to ride because of the risk of a catastrophic failure at any time.