Unfortunately it appears that the parts kit I received is for 2003-05 and my frame is 2001-03 Composite with carbon rocker arms.
The problem is the difference in diameter of the black spacers and the white bushings. The inside diameter of the bushings is too small to slip over the spacer, so
I can install either both bushings or one bushing and one spacer.
Two bushings and a spacer wont fit, but one bushing and one spacer results in a metal-on-metal rotation point.
Neither scenario appears to produce play but the bike is nowhere near finished so I have no real idea.
I still have to understand the rather confusing NRS shock rebuild how-to that I found and I have just discovered that the "bikeshop mechanic" that removed my ancient but still in perfect condition TA Industries Ti square axle broke a lockring.
Not a problem, you say. No, not if you live in Leeds or Croydon, or (god forbid) Los Angeles, but I am in Nowheresville, Brasil, where hammer and screwdriver is hi-tech.
Do I want to junk my Middleburn crankset for Shimano LX? I´d rather not: the Middleburn is scuffed and flexy but still prettier than anything else, and seeing as I am now too old and live too far from "mountains" to be able to enjoy the bike properly, pretty and different is better that stiff and same-old-same-old.
The bike has been in bits since New Year. I feel like **** now.
Crikey - the system automatically bleeped out the word **** but left in the word god.. How strange. I also wrote "gooblede****" and it even bleeped out the "****" part. What on earth is happening there in the UK? Ive not lived there since 1980 - can you tell me when free speech became illegal?))
Thanks for listening.