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    TBLTc Upper link seatstay collet axle wear

    Has anyone serviced their TBLT and noticed that the upper link lower axle wears quite quickly. Check out this pic:



    The top axle (seatstay collet axle) in the pic was after approx 6 months average 1 2 hour ride per week. It was a pita to remove and you can see the threads were pretty bad. I had to re-tap the rear triangle female end to clean it out.

    The lower axle in the pic was after approx 2 months.

    The other 3 axles don't wear quite as fast. I suspect since this axle is the near the rear shock mount is probably why it wears the quickest.

    I'm wondering if others are seeing the same wear.

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    I'll try to take a look at mine later today, but I don't recall seeing that much wear last time I cleaned/greased my pivots.

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    thats not a wear part. the axle tension/preload was set too loose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rox View Post
    thats not a wear part. the axle tension/preload was set too loose.
    The top one was from the factory. The bottom was one that I installed. I checked the one I have in now and it is showing wear similar to the lower and I torqued the axle and bolt to SC specs. I guess the lesson here is to check the torques from the factory.

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    Every VPP bike I owned had that wear on that bolt.

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    Mine had some wear there as well.

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