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I do not know the actual name for it, but the little bag of spare plastic pivot pieces and bolts that came with the frame when I bought it, are the wrong size, wich I probably should have checked before I hammered the old ones out but I thought it would fit.
The Baggy comes with 2 normal sized plastic pivot pieces, two larger plastic pivot pieces, 1 smaller sized bolt, 1 larger bolt and two of the little grease hole things.
As it turns out the two larger plastic pieces are larger than the ones that were on my frame, and do not fit in the frame to replace the old ones. Their inner diameter matches the inner diameter of the hole they're supposed to go into, so no matter what I do they are not going to fit properly.
The bolts also looked small too and I checked them in the main rod piece and the larger bolt fits in the smaller rod, but the smaller bolt doesn't fit anything, it's just a little bolt that doesn't fit my bike.
Was this just a mistake or am I supposed to microwave the plastic pieces till they fit and soak the bolts in water until they grow big and fit? I sort of wrecked the old plastic pieces trying to get them out so I'm not happy :madman:, what do I do?
 

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There are three different size of bushing; main pivot (2), seatube and chainstay pivot (4), and chainstay pivot (4). Seems like you´re trying to fit the larger bushings of the main pivot into another pivot. Same happens with the pivot axles and bolts.

Edit: oopss.. I was talking about the Rune... could be a similar case with the rampant.
 

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Fortunatly my LBS had some that were the proper size, but I was trying to fit these bushings into the main pivot, largest bushings there should be on the bike and it was a no go, I even showed my LBS mechanic and he thought it was strange and couldn't think of a bike that needed something like it.
 

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Hum, more than likely maybe you just happened to get the wrong baggy for another bike maybe :idea: I know they're a bit short staffed right now, so be patient if you're trying to contact them, Rob the "Office" guy broke his back :eek:
 

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The dealer you purchased the frame/bike from should be able to get it sorted for you ASAP!
"I even showed my LBS mechanic and he thought it was strange and couldn't think of a bike that needed something like it" - please explain this... pictures maybe and/or measurements...
 

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"I even showed my LBS mechanic and he thought it was strange and couldn't think of a bike that needed something like it" - please explain this... pictures maybe and/or measurements...
He was happy to help me so it all went well. I showed him the large bushing and he couldn't think of a bike that would take it, wich is why he thought it was strange I had it. Here are some pics:

Old Chainstay Bushings on top, Old main pivot bushings in the middle, New super large bushings on bottom"


Old Bushing on main pivot axle; tight fit:


New bushing on main pivot axle; Loose:


Old bushing in main pivot:


New bushing, same diameter as pivot:


Old bushing on top, New bushing on bottom:
 

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Ups, yeah that looks...wrong! Get in touch with the shop you purchased it from, they should be able supply you with the right goods pronto, another option is to get the correct sized bushings online, either way, get it rolling and settle the score with Banshee afterwards. You need theese:

Rampant
Main Pivot 2x LFM-1517-17
Chainstay Pivot 2x LFM-1214-17
Rocker Pivot 2x LFM-1214-17
Seat Stay Pivot 4x WFM-0810-04

http://www.igus.com/iPro/iPro_02_0004_0000_USen.htm?c=US&l=en
 

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Trident Sports actually saw one of my posts and is going to get me the correct parts so I'm pumped. Banshee/Trident are a great company to deal with :D.
 

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RasB said:
You need theese:

Rampant
Main Pivot 2x LFM-1517-17
Chainstay Pivot 2x LFM-1214-17
Rocker Pivot 2x LFM-1214-17
Seat Stay Pivot 4x WFM-0810-04

http://www.igus.com/iPro/iPro_02_0004_0000_USen.htm?c=US&l=en
Hey RasB,
Are those the same bushings the Rune uses? If so, I will order up a few sets! At those prices I would be happy to replace my bushings frequently.

By the way... kind of off-topic, but I learned from Straitline that an easy-out tool is a great way to remove worn igus bushings. Just twist it in and pull the bushing straight out.
 

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CheeZ1ts - Awesome, good to hear, true dat, they are great!

FM - both the Rampant, Rune and Spitfire run on thoose.
Easy - out/Straitline:
btw, here in Scandinavia the easy-out tool is named after a boars genitals...
Vildsvin kuk or "ornepik" - press the speaker and get a laugh, i just did, again and again
 
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