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    gary fisher hifi pro carbon 09 frame problem

    Hi

    I've got play in the pivot where the shock DU bush is on my Gary Fisher HIFI Pro Carbon 09 frame. Beacause it's carbon i'm worried even more about braking it because it will cost loads to repair.

    I got the DU bush replaced about 5 weeks ago then the play in the frame was back in the same area about 3 weeks after. So i got that checked and mechanic said it was fine i checked the frame it was fine the play had just gone. About 2 weeks later its back again. Any ideas what i should do and what the problem is because it's really annoying me.

    Yours sincerely
    Wayne

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    Loctite

    The bolt needs to be removed and threads cleaned, loctite threadlocker 242 applied, re-installed, and torqued to specification. Make sure to allow 24 hours for the loctite to cure before riding.

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    Thank you for your reply

    I don't like to take my frame appart because i'm not a very good machanic.

    I have only been on the road since i got this problem fixed.

    I was wondering if the play would effect the carbon frame or just the bearings it's such small play in the frame


    thank you

    Yours sincerely
    Wayne

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    I am looking for a seatstay for my 08 HiFi Deluxe - carbon.I hear that any from 07 to 09 work. I broke mine in a 100 mile race, fortunately it lasted the last 80 miles!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frehgv View Post
    Thank you for your reply

    I don't like to take my frame appart because i'm not a very good machanic.

    I have only been on the road since i got this problem fixed.

    I was wondering if the play would effect the carbon frame or just the bearings it's such small play in the frame


    thank you

    Yours sincerely
    Wayne
    There will be flex in the frame. That is normal. Play in the bearings is most likely from the bearing bolt becoming lose. If the play has returned and is worsening, it can eventually cause loss of control in technical terrain. I would recommend taking it back to the place of purchase or a reputable bike shop and insist on proper thread locking and torquing of the bolts to prevent play in the bearings. Frame, seat, and chain stay flex to a degree is normal and characteristic of carbon fiber.

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    Hi

    I've taken it back to LBS (evans) they don't seem to be very good

    I got told to keep an eye on it but it did eventualy get worse so i'm taking it back tomorow. Might try a different shop because i dont want to send it back it's just so frustrating that i have to keep getting the same problem fixed every 4 weeks.

    It's turning into massive amount off play now i got told it could effect the bit wherre the bolt goes through the frame (can't remember what it's called)



    Yours Sincerely
    Wayne

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