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    Full Suspension Check-up

    I bought a 97 Trek Y-22 and I want to do some maintenance on it. Since this is my first full suspension bike, I need a little advice on removing the parts, cleaning them and regressing them.

    For the rear pivot, are there bearings in it? If so what type? Is there any special instruction I need? Is there a site I can go to and read up on it? Also, the front fork is a Rock Shox Judy XC, cheap, but for the type of riding I do, it's fine. How do I clean the fork? Is there any maintenance needed on it? How do I know if a rebuilding is necessary? and are parts available for it? The rear shock is a Fox Float R, same question, how do I know when maintenance is needed?

    The bike came with Alivio shifters, derailleurs, crank and brakes. It also came with a steel front wheel/hub and a rear wheel with a Shimano Parallax hub and Alexrim rim but for $200 I still thought it was a good deal.

    I have LX front and rear derailleurs (only about 50 miles on them) and an LX STI Shift/Brake Lever Set (same mileage) I will use along with a new FSA Gossamer triple crank. I also have a carbon stem and nice riser bars are also going on the bike.

    Thanks for the help,
    Ian

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    Perhaps start with a visit to the Trek website and see if they have a shop manual to download. If not try google for something like 'trek y 22 manual" and see what comes up.

    A lot of the suspension pivots in these original full suspension bikes used bushings instead of cartridge bearings like today. Hopefully someone with a Y bike frame chimes in soon.
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    The front fork is original and should be fine for now if it still has smooth travel, slick honey on the elasps. The rear shock can be serviced if it doesn't hold air and the seal kit is like $10.00. Du bushings to the shock ends about $3.00 ea., If it is leaking oil then it has to go in to fox for rebuild about $80.00 plus parts. You only have one pivot for the swingarm and make sure there is no play in the pivots, they are bushings not bearings. Funny I just did a full remodel on a y 22 yesterday.

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    Many thanks BCRider and nwbikeman. I have looked around for info/manuals but haven't found anything yet.

    I was wrong about the components. It has the original Sram ESP 9.0 Carbon derailleurs and ESP shifters.

    Ian

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