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    Source for Suspension pivot bushings?

    So I bought a demo carbon frame from a startup company recently and when I built the frame I noticed one of the rear dropouts wasn't right and had a ton of play in it.

    It's a nylon bushing design so I think I need a couple of those to fix it.

    Does anyone know a good place to find these things? The sales rep I bought it from is hiding behind the fact it was sold "as is with no warranty." I'd just like to fix it so I can ride it.

    The parts I need look a lot like these:

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    There are machine shops that can make those up for you if you run into a dead end.

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    If I don't make an attempt, how will I know if it will work?

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    you are looking at Igus bushings there they have a USA website

    igus® - iglide® Plastic Bushings there are literally thousands available

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    Quote Originally Posted by compositepro View Post
    you are looking at Igus bushings there they have a USA website

    igus® - iglide® Plastic Bushings there are literally thousands available
    Wow, that is an awesome website. I might just try to resurrect the old Mongoose Amplifier frame I have hanging up in the garage.
    Re-Cycled Person who rides a mountain bicycle.

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    Thanks guys!

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    Amp Research still services its bikes they may still have the bearing kit for your
    frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by todwil View Post
    Amp Research still services its bikes they may still have the bearing kit for your
    frame.
    Thanks! I'll check it out.
    Re-Cycled Person who rides a mountain bicycle.

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    Do a search for "sleeve bearings" on mcmaster.com. Next day delivery!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mapex101 View Post
    Do a search for "sleeve bearings" on mcmaster.com. Next day delivery!
    Wow. That site seems to have everything, or at least some of everything, on it. Great find!
    Re-Cycled Person who rides a mountain bicycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Ray View Post
    Wow. That site seems to have everything, or at least some of everything, on it. Great find!
    It's like Grainger with a reduced amount of BS. Even the web functionality is pretty good. I'm a web UI developer, kinda self critical of my industry, and McMaster's sh!t is solid.
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