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pressing in new DU shock eyelet bushings -- scraping out a bit of the red stuff?

Feb 13, 2002
1,078
7
Seattle, WA
So I just pressed in some new bushings. They were pretty tight.

When I pressed the pin through the bushing, it scraped out a bit of the red stuff. The pin feels smooth and tight in the bushing now, though.

Is scraping a bit of the red stuff out normal?
 

gurterno

Chimp
May 8, 2010
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0
I was wondering about that too, that always happes when I do it too and it doesn't look good
 

Huck Banzai

Turbo Monkey
May 8, 2005
2,526
21
Transitory
Get away from the shock and call bomb disposal.



But yeah, kinda normal - tolerances and all that. Worry when it gets loose again in a few months, then do it again.
 
Feb 13, 2002
1,078
7
Seattle, WA
good to know.

I tried needle bearings on my last bike to replace the bushings ... no complaints. May go that route if these bushings crap out too quickly.
 

'size

Turbo Monkey
May 30, 2007
1,917
249
AZ
Igus pretensioned bushing + steel pin = sweet.
+1. i'm at 2.5 years on this setup on a bike that i was replacing standard metal DU's every 6-8 months. not to mention better tolerances and smoother.