A friend of mine came down yesterday to go for a ride. When he went in my garage, he saw my other riding buddies new MKIII. We decided he should ride that over his old trek. I called and persuaded my friend to let us borrow his ride.
Fast forward a couple of miles.
Some how the bolt worked itself out of the sleeve connecting the shock to the rockers. The sleeve even backed out and he rode without the shock attached to the rocker for a little bit before asking me what was wrong with it.
After getting it home and really looking it over this morning, none of the holes seem to be ovalized, which is a great thing, considering.
So, I'm hoping that someone can help me with a couple of questions.
1. What kind of bolt should be where one isn't? Was there any type of washer between the rocker and the bolt?
2. The large bolts attaching the rockers to the seat tube have some weird stuff going on. The middle of the bolts look to be damaged but I cannot figure out how/why. The material just seems to be very thin and they could have been like that before any of this happened. But I'm worried that it might be a sign of bigger problems. Can someone give me feed back on this?
If you look hard enough in the picture taken from the left side, you can see where the rocker rode on the top of the shock, rubbing some of the paint off.
Thanks in advance for all of your help.
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