- DMR Vault – Replacement Bushes?
My Vaults rattle more than an 90yr old’s arthritic hip, so need a bit of love.
The bearings are fine, as they always tend to be, but it’s always the bushes that go first. Has anyone had any luck in using a steel bush on these? I’m loathed to spend £25 on a kit (which has 90% parts I do not need) only for the wear to come back in a matter of weeks.
I can buy steel bushes in the right size – am tempted to give them a go to see how they pan out. Any issues i’m missing?Posted 2 years ago
Just put the relevant sizes in & away you go.Posted 2 years ago
No, my ex-Brighton compatriot, Mr Atkinson – twice the mileage and four times the ascent I’ve done this year, despite me riding to work. I’d like to hope you ride much more than me too Hobnob, to justify how much slower I am! 😉
Thanks for the bushing link, I shall order a load.Posted 2 years ago
I’m going to go with some metal bushes I think, we must have 4 or 5 pairs of Nukeproof pedals that have been kicking around, literally for 6 or 7 years, been used and abused, never had any bushing play, or worn axles.
They are cheap, and should last. I’ll pop them open to see if they are wearing every so often.
Love the pedals apart from the terrible bushing life on them.Posted 2 years agochvckSubscriber
I’m almost certain that I put metal bushes in mine, I also think that I used a DU bush but I can’t remember what shock the bush was for. I was also working on the basis of not buying a kit so just bought bearings n bushes, I’ve had to buy a kit since then anyway though due to snapping an axle. Ho hum.Posted 2 years ago
I put the metal bushes in mine.
They broke in just about to the point of ever so slight play & haven’t changed since.
I’d have gone through a couple of sets of normal bushes by now so I guess they work.
No wear on the axle either.
I’m not using them at the moment, due to having a bike with a super low BB & need something with smaller surface area to stop me smashing pedals everywhere…Posted 2 years agoJonEdwardsMember
I meant to post this at the time, but didn’t get round to it…
I’ve fitted a grease port to mine – basically drilled and tapped a hole in the body near the bearing end to take one of the short pins. An occasional squirt of grease through this until all the nasty grey gunge has come out the axle seal, and it’s been yonks since I needed to do the bushes.Posted 2 years ago
Mine still have metal bushes, don’t use them so much now, they are in the spares box – kind of got annoyed around the time I put this post up and purchased some of the Nukeproof Horizon plastic pedals.
They have been on since, probably 2000km in. No play, no rattles. The Vaults are crap in comparison.Posted 1 year ago
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