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The Klein Palomino is a great bike, but if you put in any decent amount of miles, every 6 months you need to replace the bushings in the ...
Parts:Maverick Palomino Upgrade Kit : http://www.maverickbike.com/productdetails.aspx?pid=134Tools: 10mm SocketBottom Bracket Tool8mm allen wrench10mm allen wrenchTorque wrench with 4mm allen and 15mm socketBlue LocktiteGreen LocktiteHammer
Remove the cranks I had to use a 10mm allen wrench.
use you BB tool to remove it from the frame.
Remove Front Derailleur it is attached with just one allen bolt.
Loosen the two lower shock bolts. DO NOT REMOVE
Remove the stock rocker arm bolts. When you remove the two 5mm allens, then use an 8mm allen to push out the long pivot bolt.
Tap out the old bushings, I had an 11mm socket that fit perfectly.
Clean off the surface of the frame where the bushings were. Use something soft like a tire lever, the frame is aluminium afterall.
Put green locktite on the brass fittings.
Press them in to the frame using the "tool" which is just a bolt... the brass fitting is on the INSIDE of the frame, not the outside...
Install the monolink in the frame. Insert the black bolts from the drive side of the bike. If you are having trouble look inside the bearings and notice ...
Apply blue locktite on to the nuts and tighten them to 100 in/pounds
tighten the lower shock bolts to 75 in/pds
Just compare the two parts. New one is longer and has bearings not bushings, I dig that...
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