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    2003 Trek Fuel 100 Pivot Play

    As you may know, there are no bearings in these frames. All the pivot points have plastic bushings. I'm wondering if anyone knows how to get rid of the play in a particular pivot, or two. See picture.

    Maybe it's possible to replace some pivots with cartridge bearing, in some cases. Maybe that would help. I emailed Trek too, but I don't expect much of a response there.
    We'll see. The frame fits so nice that I'd like to keep it going.
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    Yep. Carbon plates, left and right, #221502m and #221503m. Carbon plates run about $100 each side. They are on closeout so maybe your dealer will give you a deal? Alu version # is 243421 and # 243422.

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    I had a frame just like that. The parts you need are #200092 for the bushings and #200109 for the axle. All parts should run about $15 from any Trek Dealer. 4 bushings and 1 axle. Hope this helps.

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    Ok. The axle and bushings look OK. The real problem is the link itself. The ovalized hole is allowing some slop. Can I get one of those?
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    I ground-down a washer to just fit into the recess. That took 75% of the slop out. Now it won't wear anymore. I think I'll just ride it. See my special washer!
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    Keep in mind though, there shouldn't be any wear there to start with! The hole in the link starts wearing when the bolts get loose! I have a '04 Fuel 98 and over the years have kept the pivot bolts loctited and torqued regularly, and so far so good! Hope the washer works out, $100 a side? ouch!

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    I got it cheap. Used and abused, I'm sure. I won't be spending much $$ on this frameset. The Cane Creek Cloud Nine could use a rebuild too.

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