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    Teocali bearing change ?

    Looking to change the bearings either end of the link located immediatly behind the bottom bracket.

    Tried undoing the allen cap screws and tapping them gently to slide what i assume is a sleeve out but would not budge.

    Don't want to get brutal with it, but as there is free play in the bearing ( or is it a bush ?) i need to get it out.

    Can someone tell me (photos would be great) how to take it apart.

    Thanks

    Stuart

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    hey mate ive got exactly the same prob, how did you go with yours and where did you get the parts we cant find any in australia.

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    The bearing kit arrived at LBS today. Hooray says me.

    Ah, but they were the wrong bearings. Darn.

    Shop ordered the correct part, importer sent wrong ones.

    The LBS is phoning the importer tomorrow and will get them to dispatch the correct ones pronto.

    I will post the part numbers once they arrive.

    The Mongoose importer in Australia should have no problem supplying them.

    Another option is that if they are a propriatry bearing ( like the main pivot bearings ) then you will be able to get them from any bearing supplier.

    Will let you know.

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    Will be in London in April do you know any mongoose dealers there I might be able to pick a set up while over there.

    Cheers

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    here is a list of london mongoose dealers :-

    Cycles Direct 248 Chingford Mount Road Chingford London N13 4TT 0208 8880222
    Action Bikes - Chiswick 176 High Road Chiswick London W9 3QH 02089 695991
    Moose Cycles 48 High Street Colliers Wood London N12 9ET 02084 459182
    Central Cycles - Finchley 64 Ballards Lane Finchley London E4 8JL 0208 5239606
    Shorter Rochford Cycles 65 - 67 Wood House Road Finchley London E2 6DG 0207 0339053
    Heales Cycles 477 Hale End Road Highams Park London SW19 2BY 02085 449166
    Simpson Cycles 114-116 Malden Rd Kentish Town London N12 9AY 0208 368 3001
    Bike Shop - Lewisham 288 - 290 Lee High Road Lewisham London N3 2BU 0208 3462046
    Brick Lane Bikes 118 Bethnal Green Road London London SW9 9TN 02077 336055
    Brixton Cycles 145 Stockwell Road Brixton London London SE6 4NU 02086 900141
    Chris Compton Cycles 23-25 Catford Hill London London SW16 3QL 02086 796197
    Cycle Surgery - Highbury 70 Holloway Road Highbury London London N7 8JG Not known
    De-ver Cycles 630-634 Streatham Hi London London SE24 0JF 020 77337755
    Discount Bicycles Ltd 39 Mahatma Gandhi Ind Est Milkwood Road London London NW5 4BY 020 7485 1706
    The Cycle Store - Friern Barnet Friern Barnet 201 Woodhouse Rd London London WA12 9BW 01925 221212
    Halfpipe - Paddington 40 Golborne Rd Paddington London E4 9PT 02085 271592
    Action Bikes - Paddington 564-566 Harrow Road Paddington London W12 8NL 02087 435265
    Driving Force 17 Green Lanes Palmers Green London NW1 8NY 0207 4854488
    Cycle City 57 Approach Road Raynes Park London W10 5PR 020 8969 2999
    Action Bikes - Shepherds Bush 101 Uxbridge Rd Shepherds Bush London SW19 1SD 02085 400313


    The British importer is Hotwheels and they dont unfortunately deal direct with the public. Their phone number is +44(0)1202732288 in case you can arrange something.

    Hope to get the correct bearings this week and i will post part numbers etc.

    The bearings ( having stripped mine out ) are small roller bearings. 4 in total within the alloy link piece. No seals whatsoever on the pivots, think i will fit grease ports befor re assembly !! My bearings are totally wrecked due to rust. Had i known this was likely, i would have stripped them regularly.

    We live and learn.

    Cheers

    Stuart

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    P.s. I take it you have contacted the Australian importer ?

    Their details are -


    Gemini Bicycles LTD
    Contact:Noel McFarlane
    2 Moonbie Street
    (PO BOX 156)
    Summer Hill
    NSW 2130

    Tel61) 2 9797 4444
    Fax61) 2 9797 4488
    www.mongoosebikes.com.au


    Just in case !!

    Stuart

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    I thought those were bushings. What year is yours?

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    Mine is an 06/07. 07 front end and 06 back end ( warranty job on a cracked frame !!)

    As far as i know it is a common part for all the Teocalis. I did think it was a bush till i stripped it out.

    Shortly going to refurbish my old link piece, obtain new bearings locally and fit 2 grease nipples to it. You can get a version of the bearings with seals but i am going to get plain ones to allow the grease to flow from the centre of each tube out to the bearing covers.

    Below is some info i posted on the other Teocali back end thread......

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    Same problem here with extracting the bolts. The appliance of a large copper head hammer eventually got it out but it was not fun.

    Here in the UK it would seem more like a quarterly job due to our damp conditions.

    I was dissappointed to find no weather seals whatsoever in the link.

    The bearings are coded HK1210 and it is a 12mm o/d 1mm wall chromed tube that runs through the centre.

    The kit for replacing worn bearings contains everything associated with the link but you can get the individual parts.

    Only took 5 weeks from the uk distributer !!!!!

    Codes for the parts shown on the invoice are :-

    WS00 - link body, need 1
    MTBMG11 ( or 1210) - Bearings, need 4
    MTBMG14 (or B341) - Bearing Axle, need 2
    MTBMG15 (or B366) - spacer ( plastic), need 4 (previous version uses steel shims)
    MTBMG16 (or B367) - Cover, need 4

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    Hope that helps

    Stuart

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    I recently had to change my Teocali bearings on the link behind the BB. The bolt was seized to the sleeve, and I could not bang it out with a big hammer. I eventually had to cut the bolt between the link and BB brace by destroying the washer inbetween. I just made sure if I messed anything up it was the link because I had a replacement. It was not a pretty job, but it worked.

    Take the advice of others on this forum, grease your pivots and bearings multiple times per year.

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    Mongoose Bearings

    Little late replying to this one but i have had the exact same problem on my Teocali super 07.Looks like there is now some kind of seal in the form of a plastic washer seated in a metal one that covers the bearing face when its all bolted together. My bike is about a year old and started getting play in those bearings after about 6 months. Managed to source a replacement bearing after Evans Cycles telling me that they would only sell the complete pivot kit for 86!!!!

    Bearing code if deffinately HK1210.

    My advice is the same, clean and grease regularly if using in wet muddy conditions.

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    Count me in too I really thought a higher end mongosoe wouldn't be as bad, but I guess I am wrong. Not only is the pivot problem and durability and issue, the customer service is horrible. It has been about six weeks now since my back has been in the shop and when the pivot rebuild kit FINALLY came yesterday, the shop called to say it was the wrong ones. Throughout this whole process, mongoose failed to communicate and was not willing to replace any of these things for free, which I think is nonsense, because it is their design flaws that caused it in the first place. This is my second time replacing the pivots and my last time buying a mongoose

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    FWIW, I have an 08 teocali and the lower link spins on 4 (badly) sealed bearings. I'm replacing all my pivot bearings with Enduro's and expect that to be the end of it. Otherwise, I love this bike.

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