Bicycle Mechanics - How to remove pivot bushing Trek fuel
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07-01-05, 06:07 PM
Hi I have a Trek Fuel 90 from 2001 full suspension bike with a lot of miles on it. Anyhow it has play in the back suspension pivot point that is close to the front sprocket. Just wondering how to remove this and if I need to remove the front sprocket, how to do this? Also need to get a new bushing, will probably have to contact Trek. In addition my back brakes are not working too good. The brake shoes look good but just does not seem to grab the way it used to. I do notice some rim wear from the brakes.
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It sure looks like the drive-side crank will have to come off.
Just take it all apart and see what you've got going in there. It looks similar to my rocky where each side has a cap attached to a central barrel, although I don't see the pinch bolts mine has. I've got a set of needle bearings in there that would have to be driven/pressed out and in. Trek would probably be a good start to look for replacement bushings/bearings.
I would sure like to have zerk fitting there for ease of lubrication.
Good luck &
07-01-05, 09:29 PM
Thanks for the reply. It is supposed to have teflon bushings that never were out in the pivot points, guess they do wear out. Probably will have to remove the crank, not sure how to do that but will check with Trek.
07-01-05, 09:58 PM
The crank is proably connected to the BB with a large allen head bolt (8 or 10mm). if you are really lucky you can pull the crank strait off, but 95% of the time, you will proably need a crank arm remover.
There are insturctions on park tools website:
If this sounds like too much for you, then you can always take it into your LBS/trek dealer, im sure they know exaclt how to work with the bushings
07-01-05, 10:32 PM
ok thanks for the information. I am thinking I need the tool as I removed the hex bolt and could not get the crank off, may just try to find a reasonable dealer that does not charge too much.
A crank puller shouldn't run more than $15. If you are going to be working on bikes it's handy to have in the toolbox.
07-02-05, 10:25 AM
ok just wondering how to figure out what type I need? thanks for the information.
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