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bellysbellys Posts: 456
edited March 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
I need bearings for my 3mth old SRAM x9 (rear) mech any body know the part number of them please
Thanks

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Bearings? or jockey wheels?
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  • bellysbellys Posts: 456
    cooldad wrote:
    Bearings? or jockey wheels?

    Sorry replacement bearing for the jockey wheels.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Think you need to replace the jockey wheels really - 3 months though, what did you do with them?

    Mine normally turn into ninja stars long before the bearings go.
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  • bellysbellys Posts: 456
    cooldad wrote:
    Think you need to replace the jockey wheels really - 3 months though, what did you do with them?

    Mine normally turn into ninja stars long before the bearings go.

    The bearings are buggered. Not sure what has gone wrong as the bike is well looked after.
    The jockey wheels would not turn so I stripped the and the bearings were solid with rust. Thing the seals were censored as I got them out with a finger nail. I know they should not come out that easy..
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Find some BBB's or Taxc jockey whaeels that fit - better than originals and cheaper.
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  • bellysbellys Posts: 456
    Thanks I got some BBB. Hope they last longer.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Yeah me too or I'll have to avoid Manchester.
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  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 15,475
    The BBBs are good. They can fill up with mud inside the outer plates though, so do keep an eye on them in winter, all they need is a clean out from time to time to keep them running nicely.
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  • d3mattd3matt Posts: 510
    I too found the X9 jockey wheels were absolutely useless in the winter. The bearings rusted and seized up within weeks. Since changed to KCNC jockey wheels and they been brilliant and needed absolutely no maintenance yet (now 1 year)!!

    Riding this Boardman Team FS 2010. Also trying my first blog.
  • S-MS-M Posts: 174
    Mine started squeeking 2 weeks back, so i stripped them down, and i agree the seals are censored , i managed to save mine by filling them with fresh grease though :-)
    1999 Specialized FSR Elite MAX Backbone.
    1998 Specialized FSR Ground Control - stripped for parts.
    2011 Boardman Pro HT - SOLD! (low quality, expensive garbage)
  • What amazes me is you guys get more than a year out of mech?

    Mine is normally bent to peices in weeks :S few rocks and there gonna's :(
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    My 1988 Rockhopper still has it's original mech so almost 25 years old.
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  • cooldad wrote:
    My 1988 Rockhopper still has it's original mech so almost 25 years old.

    Seriosuly where have you been riding it? on trails vaccume cleaned of rocks? never managed more than 2 years, and that was when i used to ride trials :s
  • pilchpilch Posts: 1,136
    +1 for KCNC, expensive but really good

    Mine finally died the other day after nearly 2 years, the bearings were fine the wheels themselves just wore out
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    cooldad wrote:
    My 1988 Rockhopper still has it's original mech so almost 25 years old.

    Seriosuly where have you been riding it? on trails vaccume cleaned of rocks? never managed more than 2 years, and that was when i used to ride trials :s
    Still on original wheels/hubs, chainrings etc as well. Might even be the original cassette. Only non original parts are the saddle, stem (replaced with an awesome Girvin Flexstem) and bars.

    It is from a time when XC was a bit less gnarrly than today, and I do have a real bike for real riding.

    At the moment it lives at son's school and gets used weekly for lightish school club rides. Still stay ahead of most of the kids on new machinery.
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  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 15,475
    Seriosuly where have you been riding it? on trails vaccume cleaned of rocks? never managed more than 2 years, and that was when i used to ride trials :s

    I've never broken a mech... Bent a few but always managed to straighten them back out with a little carefully considered violence. Mechs don't instantly explode when you show them a rock, you need to carelessly ride into the rock too ;)
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    I bashed my mechs loads of times, but they seem fine: usually the wheels that go first. But one of them is this, the best rear mech ever made:

    RD0962__15367_zoom.jpg

    If you want a cheap, tough 9 speed mech, try an Acera:

    http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/shim ... aid:516112

    Tough because they are heavy!
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,767
    yarp pretty much most times the bottom of the mechs get snapped off :s
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