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    Pivot Link Bolts and Dropout Bolts

    Hi MTBR. Long time reader first time poster!

    I recently purchased a 2009 Marin Wolf Ridge. Rode it for a few weeks, then stripped it, painted it and rebuilt it with a few upgrades. Since I reassembled it I have ridden it once. I put it in my car this morning for an after work ride and noticed the rear dropouts are loose on the brake side. Have read up on all I can find and it seems like all I have to do is put some locktite on there and tighten them right up. Is this right?

    Also, when the bike is sitting on the floor, I lift the seat/top tube slightly and there is a slight bit of movement in the pivots. Should there be any movement at all?

    Thanks,

    Scott.

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    No movement for sure.
    Check all the pivots and tighten to uniform torque. Same thing goes for creaking sound.
    To preserve the appearance of pivot bolt caps, use a butter knife or longer car key. They get chewed up otherwise.
    '10 Marin MountVision 650b conversion

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    Thanks for the advice. I checked and torqued all pivot bolts. As soon as I took the caps off I could see two on the LHS had undone a slight bit. If they move again I will Loctite them. Not sure what you mean about the butter knife, the caps I have are threaded and have flats on them. I have just been undoing them with a shifter.

    No creaking sound on the rear, just had the non-drive side dropout come loose. So have tightened it and loctite'd it as well.

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    Just as a follow up to this;

    Dropouts haven't come loose again since I loctite'd them. Pivots came loose again on the next ride (even with loctite and torqued to correct specs) so I purchased some nyloc nuts and used loctite on those as well, tightened down so there was no movement and it seems to have done the trick.

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    if there's play when you lift it from the seat or top tube it could be your DU bushes on the rear shock.

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