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    CC/ FR bushings and bearings

    I'm new here, sorry if this has been covered before.

    In 2007 I bought my Helius CC, with a FR rear triangle. It has been service by the shop I bought it from, Skyline Cycles in South Wales a couple of times but I mostly do my own.

    A fair amount of slop has appeared in the main pivot which I'm finding hard to adjust out- so maybe new bearings are needed.

    SO what I'm after is a list of bearings/ bushings fitted to the beast so that I can order them up prior to stripping the old ones out and thus saving a bit of time. I tried looking on the Nicolai.net site but was unable to find anything useful

    In the past I've replaced various bearings in hubs and whatnot, likewise bushings in pedals and frames.

    Can anyone offer any advice re: specs, sizes and sources of parts. I have an account with Igus for the bushings already. Also- are the tools needed specific to Nicolai or can I use normal drifts? If not, can anybody lend or hire me the tools?

    Many thanks in advance

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    The needle roller bearing in my Fr was a 1312,The Igus bushings are available from Nicolai,i have no idea what size they are.

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    I've found this. Can anyone here translate?

    http://nicolai.net/2-1-Service.html

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    The easiest is if you send them a mail.

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    All info needed is here...

    http://2009.nicolai.net/manuals/index.html

    No translation needed for the parts, but required for the procedures.
    For parts look at those files that contain the word "fig" (figures).

    All these below are for the FR... but the ones for the CC are in the address above.
    http://2009.nicolai.net/manuals/manu...rstlink_09.pdf

    http://2009.nicolai.net/manuals/manu...wingarm_09.pdf

    http://2009.nicolai.net/manuals/manu...ddevice_09.pdf

    Sorry... the Igus stuff has no description on their figures. So, yeah... an e-mail to them is required. My bad. The bearing is a HK 1512 and you should be able to get it from almost any decent bearing manufacturer stick to F A G, SKF, INA or similar.
    Last edited by Warp; 01-23-2011 at 08:33 AM.
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    Many thanks. I'll let you know how I get on.

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    Yay- all sorted now.

    It really is an easy job, just a case of drifting out the worn metal components with a suitable drift (I used a 1/4" drive 10mm socket) and then drifting the new bits back in. LOTS of high quality grease. By Lots, I mean fit to bursting. I used some top end marine grease- I ride a lot of uber wet places, often totally submerging the pivots.

    My local bike shop, Skyline were really helpful, to the extent of passing over some redundant bits to get me by whilst I waited for young Mr M Faxenholm to forward parts to me.

    I had been 'sans bike' for a fortnight I had a great ride in the Beacons tonight. Lovely

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