Thx for the info
I think I'm going to just grease them down, unless they're thrashed. I've been getting an aluminum flex noise for about two weeks. It's not the seat post or the crank which are the usual culprits when I get that kind of a noise. That's lead me to want to laterally stiffen things up and get the bike to stop flexing, which I think might be the cause of the noise. Thus the Monolink.
I've read in other posts that there are new bushing that you can get for the lower pivot that fix the flex and have helped bearing wear. Does anybody have more information on that? Where to buy, if the work, just a trip to the hardware store?
Also I talked to PUSH industries about those Ti parts. They said that they offered them for awhile but stopped. I suspect it was probably because of the aforementioned paint warranty problem. I have a bare aluminum frame so this shouldn't apply for me, right? Maybe I can talk them into checking their loose bolts to see if they have any left over.