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    Intense Spider Comp 29 Stuck Suspension bolt?

    I took apart the rear linkage to try and find a creak. I think I found it since the bearings seem seized up. The bolt on the left side came out with out too much trouble, but the bolt on the right won't come out. Any ideas for getting it out? Thanks.

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    What likely happened is that a bit of loctite got on the bearing and is seizing the bolt to the inner race. Try reinstalling those bolts about halfway into the top linkage and then tap around the pivot with a rubber hammer. This should free up the bolt from the bearing. Give that a try and let me know if you're able to get it!
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    Thanks Sam. I'll give that a try and let you know how it goes.

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    That worked. Thanks very much Sam! What is the torque spec for those bolts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccwaskier View Post
    That worked. Thanks very much Sam! What is the torque spec for those bolts?
    175 in/lb (20NM) for those bolts. Make sure to use some blue loctite on the female threads, not the actual bolt threads. This will keep the loctite away from the bearings and can keep that issue from happening again.
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    Locktite can be be very bad if wrongly used or with the wrong type of it. Good info about the spec torque. I supposed its the same for the carbine?. Can you give me and us the torque spec for the 2 split pivot bolts please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cadoretteboat View Post
    Locktite can be be very bad if wrongly used or with the wrong type of it. Good info about the spec torque. I supposed its the same for the carbine?. Can you give me and us the torque spec for the 2 split pivot bolts please.
    Can you clarify which bolts you are referring to? All torque specs will be the same between the Carbine and Spider 29 Comp frames.
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    The 2 bolts of the lower pivot mechanism. (Behind the BB).

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    I pulled these 2 bolts out on my Spider Comp last night and the bearings move but feel a bit notchy. I assume this means they need replacing correct?
    I have a creaking sound, could it possibly be these guys? Where's the best place to get these bearings?

    Thanks.

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    Are they dry from grease ? if yes: a good over flow injection of your favorite grease while the bolds are not torque in place could be a average to good fix.
    If not: then bye bye.
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    Creaking sound can be a head scracher. But I can tell that: when it happen to me , the noise never come from where I tough it was locate in the first place.

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    Got the creaking fixed - turned out to be bottom bracket.
    I think I'll put an order in for these bearings though cause they didn't feel smooth. Thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-IntenseCustServ View Post
    Make sure to use some blue loctite on the female threads, not the actual bolt threads. This will keep the loctite away from the bearings and can keep that issue from happening again.
    This is great advice that I'm going to have to keep in mind.
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    After 2 bearings changes for the same reason, I never manage to get them to spin freely, and I used a push and pull bearing tool. I think it bad tolerance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cadoretteboat View Post
    After 2 bearings changes for the same reason, I never manage to get them to spin freely, and I used a push and pull bearing tool. I think it bad tolerance.
    Okay good to know. Would you suggest just leaving it then? Because they spin fine... Just not perfectly smooth. Thanks!

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    IMO yes . grease and ride. Would be nice to get feed back from other rider who experience the same bearings problem when new and install.

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    I never get the bearings on the swing arms to spin without feeling notchy. You will get the replacement bearings and they will feel fine, then after squeezing them into the frame the new ones will be just as notch as old…. I don't think its a performance issue and I've never narrowed a creak down to the pivots in either my spider comp or old tracer 29

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