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I just bought the Monolink from PUSH industries. After riding for a year or so should I replace or just regrease the other bearings on the frame? Anybody know about the titanium parts that I've heard push provides? Any other suggested tricks or things to look for?
 

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I just bought the Monolink from PUSH industries. After riding for a year or so should I replace or just regrease the other bearings on the frame? Anybody know about the titanium parts that I've heard push provides? Any other suggested tricks or things to look for?
If you've had no problem with the other bearings, I'd say there is no reason to replace them. Just clean them out and re-pack with high quality water resistant grease.

Officially it's a no-no.:nono: Intense advises against using the titanium bolts. There is apparently an electrical reaction between the titanium and aluminum causing the paint to flake. There is a service bulletin on their website under FAQs. That said, I used the Ti bolts with my Push Monoblock. I greased all surfaces heavily with the "Copperslip" type lubricant Push supplied with the link and have not had any problem. I can't exactly remember when I put it on but it is at least 18 months ago. If it worries you just use the standard bolts. The weight difference has got to be insignificant.

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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.:p
 
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