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    How to remove Epi rocker main pivot bolt?

    Is there some secret to removing the 8mm head bolt for the large pivot on the rocker of the Epiphany? Since my frame is a 2006 (purchase March of 2007) with the RockShox MC3.3 shock and the rocker has no serial number, I am going to take advantage of the replacement offer by Ellsworth for the new style rocker. Unfortunately I can not figure out how to get the bolt in question out. Do I need a bearing press?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Outside- I think I saw something on Ellsworths old Web page in the Tech section or the FAQ's on removal, relacement/bearings of the rocker arm etc. Dont know if the new page is updated yet might give it a look.

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    Wick,

    I could not find any technical information on the new website. I have taken the bike into Aaron at Beyond Bikes as recomended by Ellsworth. With further thinking, I probably just needed to make a 1" cylinder with a 0.65" hole to back the bearing and then use a hammer with an aluminum dowel from the other side to break the bolt loose from the bearing. I am out of town on business next week and figured it would be a good time to have my bike apart.

    BTW, nice green Epiphany Wick. Mine is green also. Looks even better now that it is covered in dirt. I need to post a picture soon.

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    Sounds cool

    Thanks for advice Outside - will do!

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    On my ID I just used two 8mm Allen wrenches to completely loosen the sex bolts and then wiggle them back and forth to remove them fully. It didn't require any special tools.

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