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    teocali suspension help

    hi all
    i have a mongoose teocali super 2009.
    i had this problem for a long time but only now i want to fix it.
    the problem are the loosening of the rear suspension bearings and the creaks and squeaks i hear from it (especially when i pedal hard).

    i have put a lock-tight on all bearings.
    one of the bearings keeps opening and my questions are:
    1. does the creaks is the result of the bearing not being lock tightly enough? should i open them and put a new lock-tight and then close them really tight.
    2. how tight should i close the bearings?
    3. do i need to grease the bearings? how it should be done?

    10x in advance
    waiting for your help
    victor

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    Part of the problem with creaking from the pivots, is that dirt get gets in there. No matter how much you tighten these they will continue to creek.

    About once a year I take the pivots apart and clean everything up, and put it all back together with a very light coat of waterproof grease. This just regular maintenance for 2009 Super. Though the first time I did replace the original small 688 bearings in the BB link with some Enduro Max bearings, I have yet to replace the bigger pivot bearings. The regular cleaning of the pivots has kept my Teocali squeak free for me.

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    When u say you clean the bearings what do i maen exactly?
    Taking the screws themselves out and cleaning? Or also taking the bearings from the frame parts and cleaning them?

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    Taking the bolts out only, then cleaning the bolts and the holes through the frame and bearings, though not removing the bearings from the frame.

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    Vichila, every bolt on your suspenion has a specific torque it is to be tightened to. If you just tighten them all "really tight," you will damage the bearings. Get the proper torque values for your bike and a torque wrench.

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    By now, you should be looking into a fresh set of bearings for your Teocali. The Enduro Max bearings that Cobra mention are the way to go (I put a whole set in my Valiant, smooth as silk now) as they are pretty much the best non-ceramic bearings out there.

    After removing your old bearings, be sure to clean all surfaces before installing the new ones.
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    don't forget to lube prior to re-assembly. mongoose guys said, clean before installing and as CTB said, Torque accordingly. New /different bearing housings might take more or less torque then manufacturing specs of the stock bearings
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    where can i find which bearings i need? and instruction how to remove and install

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    Quote Originally Posted by vichila View Post
    where can i find which bearings i need? and instruction how to remove and install
    Universal Cycles -- Enduro-MAX Cartridge Bearing

    You need the 688 and 6000 size bearings 4 of each. You can find them at other places nut here were got mine.

    Mongoose used a have page with tech on the freedrive I cant find it now but I did save it I attached the files from the website along with pictures. I appears to be a KYBER but its the only thing out there that i know of.

    Also this thread might help, but it is not an easy job if you are mechanically inclined you might have LBS do it. replacing bearings





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