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Cleaning out the garage, I came across a replecement bushing kit and some derailleur hangers for a Psycle Werks Wildhare. I owned one back in 1998 or 1999, can't remember - too many bikes and too much beer. Brings a smile to my face when I think about all the riding on that old girl.

Anyway, I want to make sure it finds a good home, figuring if someone still has one they must be get desperate for parts. If you have one or know someone who does, direct them to the classifieds as I just posted it.

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Jim's friend:)

Hello,

Actually, I do have an old Psycle Works I took out of retirement several years ago and now and again I use this bike as a winter commuter. May be great to obtain those bushing kits. Somehow last time our bike shop was able to locate bushing kit after many many months and that's how this old bike received new life!

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Im riding a Wild Hare

After a 10 year break from mountain biking. (I got a 1600 Yamaha Roadstar and have cruised all over the country) but now Im fat and out of shape. Im dusting off the Wild Hare and getting ready to ride again. My square taper bottom bracket and all. lol

Let me know if you have sold those bushings.
 

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I rode a PW for years and still have a frame. Good stuff - a great downhill and uphill machine. But I can't forget its big problem: the plasitc bushing would eat into the aluminum frame, causing lateral "perma-swag."
 

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Still have one that's in fantastic shape. I got it for my then 17 year old son but he's only been on it 3 times and he's 20 now. I started riding it some. It is a fantastic ride and with a Manitou Swinger 3 way shock it is an ounce less than 6lbs (or 1.5 oz heavier than my friends 2007 Titus Racer X. Its amazing how far ahead of its time this frame was. I have an xtra hanger and two bushing kits too. I figured the bushings would go but they are still tights and perfectly smooth.

It's funny that this popped up because I'm thinking of selling it to fund a recent aquisition. Hmmm what to do?
 

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Tell your friends... rescue opportunity

If your are a Psycle Werks Wild Hare fan I need you...

I have a size medium for sale in the classifieds that I bought for my son a few years ago. It was in great condition when I got it. The guy I bought it from had numerous bikes and obviously hadn't ridden it too much. My son virtually never rode it either. It has a Manitou Swinger SPV on it. It's in terrific condition… pivots smooth and tight.

It's really a little too big for both of us. He's 5' 7" and I'm 5'6". If you ride one you know it was way ahead of it's time, built very tough and with a light shock fairly light due to the bushing instead of bearing design.

I have two sets of extra bushings and a derailleur hanger.
 

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hydora said:
I am restoring a Wild Hare right now, and I need a new seat post clump.
Does anyone know what size of seat clump I have to get? (Diameter of outside of seat tube)
Is that 35mm?
At first I thought "Clump was a typo for Clamp" but since you did it twice are you referring to the spacer?

Any way I found that a standard 31.6 seat post will fit with the spacer removed but it only extends into the depth of the spacer so you end up with about ½ inch of adjustment. I never lower my post while I'm riding so I went with it to save the weight of the spacer.

I imagine the clamp would be fairly typical for bikes that use the 31.8mm seat post.
 

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Hey everyone. Just recently took my old Wild Hare out and the rear pivot points seem very loose. Is this a worn bushing or did the bushing actually eat the frame??? If anyone knows where to obtain replacement bushings your help would be greatly appreciated!

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neilchops said:
Hey everyone. Just recently took my old Wild Hare out and the rear pivot points seem very loose. Is this a worn bushing or did the bushing actually eat the frame??? If anyone knows where to obtain replacement bushings your help would be greatly appreciated!

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It could be the bushings; however, check the bolts. The bushings not only eat the frame, but also the bolts. Remove them and check. I remember changing out both bolts and bushings in an effort to remove slop. It worked until the frame developed wear. I heard that some of the last PW bikes had stainless steel on tha frame contact points to limit wear.

I guess the problem is what to do if the bolts and bushings are worn. Parts could be a serious problem.

Too bad. If only PW used bearings . . . .
 

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If your are a Psycle Werks Wild Hare fan I need you...

I have a size medium for sale in the classifieds that I bought for my son a few years ago. It was in great condition when I got it. The guy I bought it from had numerous bikes and obviously hadn't ridden it too much. My son virtually never rode it either. It has a Manitou Swinger SPV on it. It's in terrific condition… pivots smooth and tight.

It's really a little too big for both of us. He's 5' 7" and I'm 5'6". If you ride one you know it was way ahead of it's time, built very tough and with a light shock fairly light due to the bushing instead of bearing design.

I have two sets of extra bushings and a derailleur hanger.
Do you still have the bushing and hanger set? Id be very interested in buying that from you if so.
 
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