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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:16 pm 
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Hello

I have just got my hands on a 2005 GT i drive dhi , which has the same i drive thingy as the other normal i drive frames.
Anyway only got sent today so not got it yet.
Does know anything about stripping these down and what to look for.
I know parts can be bought but i'm on a tight budget , so need to strip and clean it.
Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Jason


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:59 pm 
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pretty simple to do, only probs come if the dog leg is broke, or the large (if this model has one) bearing is gone. make sure you have a new or vey good nick bb tool too.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:11 pm 
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jamabikes wrote:
pretty simple to do, only probs come if the dog leg is broke, or the large (if this model has one) bearing is gone. make sure you have a new or vey good nick bb tool too.



Thanks for the info , well i got of ebay Buy now for £80.00 so cheap really as long as it is structurly sound as it had been sprayed red , so i will need to strip and inspect , but if all is ok and i need to buy parts it will still be ok , but BETD seem to be very expensive.

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yeah they are expensive but good guys to deal with, and ship quickly. most bearing suppliers should be able to sort bearings out cheaper though.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:28 pm 
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I believe the later i-drives like yours use standard headset bearings in the pivot points.


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JamesM wrote:
I believe the later i-drives like yours use standard headset bearings in the pivot points.


Thanks for the info , is that all that can wear on an i drive ?
Do i need to cover is in grease and service it regulary?


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