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    Pivot mach 6 disassembly

    Hi

    I'm buying a new Pivot mach 6.
    The thing is I have to pack it in the store and get to the airport for a flight.
    I have a very big hard case suitcase (not a bike specific suitcase) and i want to fold the frame in to that.
    My questions are:
    Is it possible to unscrew the bolt that connects the rear shock to the seat stay and collaps the mach 6 so it fits a much smaller (similar to what this guy did S and S Machine Hard Shell Bike Case | Mountain Bike Review)?
    I want to avoid high airline charges on bike luggage

    What kind of tools do I need to this kind of job?

    Thanks
    Elad

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    You're gonna need to disassemble more than just the shock/clevis to get the frame smaller. The rear triangle is also connected to the upper rocker which will limit how far forward it can move. Your best bet will be to disconnect the chain stay bolts from the lower link and rotate the rear triangle up...You'll need an 8mm allen for this
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    Hi kenbentit
    Thank you for your reply
    I think I get what you are saying...Disconnect the lower link and the rear shock and rotate the rear triangle (using the uper link as "pivot point" for the rotation). The rear triangel will surrond the frame.

    A simple 8mm allen will do the job or do I need a bike specific tool?
    What tool do I need to take the Mach 6 crankset off?

    Thanks
    Elad

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    Just a standard 8mm will do for the bolts. The cranks depend on which build you get. SRAM use 8mm as well but Shimano uses a 5mm allen for the pinch bolts and a special tool for the preload nut (plastic piece) as well as safety latch that you'll need a small pry tool (screwdrivers work) to flip up. The nut can be removed with a coin if it's not over tight...
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    Re: Pivot mach 6 disassembly

    Quote Originally Posted by eladerez View Post
    A simple 8mm allen will do the job or do I need a bike specific tool?
    Besides what Ken said you're definitely gonna need a torque wrench to reassemble. It's critical to properly torque pivot bolts.

    On the crank question , which crank do you have?

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