Liteville 301 Mk11 Horst Link bearings
I would appreciate advice from anyone who knows how to remove these bearings; they are rather strange with bush stuck in the middle of two roller bearingsPosted 1 week ago
601 owner here, i believe liteville’s service team are in a bit of disarray with the departure of Ben Sheil. I have had good results from the Liteville facebook page when asking questions. Both Michael Cycle and Ben Sheil are on there and are helpful.
Otherwise phone Basti in the Torbole shop, he is super helpful.
AlanPosted 1 week ago
I’ve had to change mine, the bush is threaded from both sides and pushes through. The bearings need pulling out each side with a blind bearing puller if they can’t be pushed through from the other side.Posted 1 week ago
Does this help…Posted 1 week ago
By Horst link I thought you meant next to the rear axle not the rocker arm.Posted 1 week ago
the ones in the chainstays have a pivot between them. You can use this to drift one of the bearings out then tun it over and drift the other one out.
the one in the top tube you can push straight through. Its tough though.
do not take your gear cable out of the chainstay!Posted 1 week ago
I had Chevin cycles replace the Horst link bearings for me, they didn’t seem phased. Had the whole bearings set for the entire swing arm replaced by Bikewright at Easingwold as recommended on here as a previous Liteville owner he knew the various tricksPosted 1 week ago
The only tricky one is the main pivot and the rocker one.Posted 1 week ago
super useful & now sorted thanksPosted 1 week ago
much appreciated; they are out nowPosted 1 week ago
that figures as Ben has not replied to emailsPosted 1 week ago
Have replied to the various responses but I want to thank you all since I was a bit stuck for a while. I live in Bristol & no-one seems to have heard of Liteville! All bearings out apart from the big needle rollers on the link plate which are silly smooth so will clean & regress. Oddly it was the bearings on the right which were the grumblers but the geek in me won’t let me replace just one side!Posted 1 week ago
oh and just to contribute a little bit. I change my gear cable regularly (sensitive 1 X11). It goes in easily with a bit of silicone oil and by disconnecting the shock there is a sweet spot with the wheel elevated which makes it easy; you will know when you find it. PhilPosted 1 week ago
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