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    Extra Pieces left Over after Maintainence. WHERE DO THEY GO????

    Last fall when I put my DiamondBack Mission 2 away for the season I took all the bearing on the frame apart and cleaned and oiled them, but when I put the bike back together I had to small extra washers left over and I have no idea where they go. the bike seems to ride fine and nothing is loose, but I really want the bike to be put back together right.

    Please let me know where these washers go. (pictures below next to quarter)

    Thanks a bunch
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    Suspension pivot points?

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    Shock bushing.
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    pedals?

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    I'll second shock bushings.

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    I'd say shock or pivot bushings..
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    Chalk up another vote for shock bushings
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    I say we narrow it down, alexk243 pays the winner a 12 pack of Quality beer & burrito.

    Upper shock bushings.
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    I have a mission 3 and I'm pretty sure that they go to the part of the knuckle box that connects to the seat stays...check there. If not they might be from the pivot point on the seat stay itself.
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    In my mechanical experience I just throw out left over parts. Probably didn't need them to begin with.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    spacers for your bearings I bet

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    Presta stem nuts.

    Or whatever they're called.

    Unscrew your inner tube caps, then put the nuts back on the stems. Tighten and put the caps back on. No biggie.


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    yea there are about 5 pivot points on each side and they all seam tight, I didnt remove the pedals and same as the shock. I can take it apart and see if I can fit them in anywhere, but right now the bike looks fine. What do I risk riding without these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk1971
    Presta stem nuts.

    Or whatever they're called.

    Unscrew your inner tube caps, then put the nuts back on the stems. Tighten and put the caps back on. No biggie.


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    Dont mean to be rude but that is definatly not it, they are much larger than you are thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle
    In my mechanical experience I just throw out left over parts. Probably didn't need them to begin with.
    lol, yea thats what I was thinking last year when I put them in a plastic bag and didnt care to figure it out, but now I am thinking I should probebly find out where they go.

    On a motorcycle I would just toss them, but on something that only has 50 parts or so, I might want to keep them

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    At this point I agree with Travis Bickle You dont need them, ride on.
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    They look too small to be pivot pieces. Possibly thick washers for brake mounts? Check your brake mounting bolts and see if any of them are protruding a bit too far.

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    I have a Giant Trance that has similar looking washers and they are spacers in the rear suspension bearings in some of the pivots.

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    i'd say make sure you didn't have to bend anything inward while tightening. they look like spacers.

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    They're probably bearing spacers for the rocker pivot. And I hope you didn't oil your bearings but greased them.

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    I often leave parts off my bike during reassembly and ride it like that for a week to see if I notice. If I don't, I figure it was superfluous and I just saved some weight.
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    wheel balancing weights, used to counteract any destabilization caused by your reflectors.

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    Meh...Just throw em in you're Camelbak You will find out sooner or later..Probably on a nice long ride...

    Another vote for pivot-bearing spacers..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm_racer View Post
    i'd say make sure you didn't have to bend anything inward while tightening. they look like spacers.
    Pretty sure this is the case.
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    time travel detected

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    Quote Originally Posted by dundundata View Post
    time travel detected
    Why didnt that post at the bottom?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexk243 View Post
    Pretty sure this is the case.
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    10 years and he's only "pretty sure" they may be spacers.

    They're actually called "frame janglers" Pull out the seatpost and drop 'em in there. It'll ward off any of those dangerous maneating bear squirrels we've been hearing about in the news lately.

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    Haha, sounds like a plan.

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