• 10-10-2011
    8valvegrowl
    Otero seatstay/chainstay bushing/bolt
    Does anyone have a source for these? Not having much luck. This is a brand new unbuilt 2007 frame and one bushing was snapped when I received it.
  • 10-17-2011
    bad mechanic
    What are its measurements?
  • 10-17-2011
    8valvegrowl
    I'll try to measure it/take a photo this evening when I get home. I guess the best way to describe it is that they are like a sex bolt/chicago bolt with allen key sockets on either side.
  • 10-17-2011
    bad mechanic
    If you have the measurements, you can usually find a replacement. Bike companies like to use off the shelf hardware since it's cheaper. You do, however, need to take exact measurements.
  • 10-18-2011
    8valvegrowl
    Looks like 10mm body diameter with a 12mm shoulder diameter. 19mm length in-between the shoulders (23mm length overall, so 2mm shoulder width). The threading looks to be M6x1.0.



  • 10-25-2011
    discombobulated_conundrum
    Please update this if you find sources. I had a similar problem though involving the shock hardware. I tried getting help from Mongoose but was pretty much told that they do not deal with such problems. Scouring the net has been futile for me.
  • 10-26-2011
    8valvegrowl
    Will do...Pacific/Mongoose/Whatever Customer service told me the same thing...they built this frame until a year or two ago, you'd think they'd have spares. Sheesh.
  • 10-26-2011
    faceplant72
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by discombobulated_conundrum View Post
    Please update this if you find sources.

    second that. My bushings are probably on there way out and a known source would be nice.

    Thanks in advance
  • 11-19-2011
    discombobulated_conundrum
    Totally bummed at Mongoose's customer service.

    I guess a visit to a machine shop is my best bet. Have them turn a few bushing and use standard bolts to hold it together. Mcmaster Carr here I come again.
  • 12-09-2011
    8valvegrowl
    I ended up drilling out the threaded male portion and holding it together with an M6 x 1.0 socket head. No luck whatsoever on sourcing new ones. You'd think they'd have a large amount of spares of things like bushings, bolts, and hardware, especially for a frame design that was in production several years and only went out of production recently. Sheesh.
  • 12-21-2011
    Uly
    Im not sure if you saw this in past posts, but a few people found the stock bushing-bolt on teocali supers inadequate to take the beating of aggressive riding (snapping), so they replaced the bushing bolt with a hex bolt, nut and a couple washers. The hex bolt had a unthreaded section just long enough to clear the bearings (19 mm in your case). I did this on my '06 teocali super, but had to cut down the threaded section and chase it with a die. Worked great until the bike died.
  • 12-28-2011
    8valvegrowl
    Yeah, I sort of did that with the broken bushing bolt. I am waiting to hear back from my LBS if they can source an alternative.
  • 02-28-2012
    8valvegrowl
    No dice on an alternative...luckily that pivot point has very little movement, so I guess I'lm gonna go use common hardware to fix it up.