- How do I replace my outer shock mounting bushes alloy spacers without paying £20
Recently I had a rider asking me if I knew of a way to replace the alloy spacers that keep reinforced shock bushes centred. So I’ve decided to do this thread and give some advice.Posted 8 years ago
If you have reinforced steel outer bushes with alloy spacers on either side to keep them centred try putting some plumbers Teflon tape on them to keep the outer bush in place it will also help water proof them.
If you lose the alloy spacer and don’t want to pay £20 for a new set of bushes or risk your shock moving over to one side and damaging your frame or shock. Just use some O rings to hold the shock where you want it. Remember the same amount of O rings on either side. Not a perfect solution but it will keep you going until you can sort something else out and if you want run it like that.simonfbarnesMember
I found I was able to make my own O rings by cutting down some bigger ones and gluing the ends with superglue 🙂 You just have to be careful to get the ends lined up properly as they bond as soon as they touch. Mind you, I never saw any evidence that they made any difference to the rate of wear of the bushes. I solved the problem by going back to a hardtail!Posted 8 years agotazzymtbMember
How do you service a 6 pawl cam actuated engagement system and do i need to replace the secondary ratchet if the drive torque transfer is reducing?
serious question regarding high performance hubs on my xc bike
name the hub and answer the question please, then you can ask youre techie question.Posted 8 years ago
druidh it's a temporary solution that works. As for the bike performing better as long as it works and is safe to ride I'm sure bikers will be happy. Your parents obviously taught you well the way of the fool. Criticism accomplishes nothing but too waist time. The worst farts are the old ones.Posted 8 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
spelling is more important than getting sh1t done.
It is. Imagine if you spelt something wrong in writing out instructions to someone and, as a result, they completely misunderstood the requirements and cocked up the job. You'd then have to do the job again thus wasting (not waisting) your precious time.Posted 8 years agotazzymtbMember
Rob2- well done that man. Yep ammerican classics
Kaesae- I'd come over and suck your "big time" but I don't think you could afford my fees!
(at least I've earned my money with honest hard graft in the oldest proffession in world, rather than selling knocked off, rattle can sprayed shite to numpties)
Oh and you still haven't answered my original techincal question, therfore it can be concluded that you really do know **** all about bike "tuning" you complete and utter f*cktard.
big kisses xxxxxPosted 8 years agomudpupMember
Please let me know which shop you are working in – i'll make a point of avoiding it!Posted 8 years ago
PS Still waiting for an answer to my question – although i understand it may be a bit below someone of your obvious skills – and i dont know Simon Barnes.
Now, how about asking ME a question that you don't know the answer to – perhaps something about punctures or changing tyres?mick_rSubscriber
I'd just make some new spacers at work or pop round my dad's house and use his lathe.
You can get plastic / aluminium bar stock in B&Q if you must bodge something (probably as expensive as buying the bushes) – carefully cut and drilled it would make a more suitable short term solution.
Do people really loose these parts? And if so, will they have piles of suitably sized O-rings lying around? I've got 1000's of O-rings at work but none at home.Posted 8 years ago
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