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2007 Trek Pilot S.P.A. 5.2
I have a 2007 Trek Pilot SPA 5.2 that has the elastomer shock to absorb vibrations from the road. I need to replace the elastomer shock because mine is deteriorating. I have already found and purchased a new elastomer shock. My problem is trying to disassemble the frame in order to replace the shock/bumper. The post/axel that is supposed to slide out does not slide at all. I am wondering if there is anybody out there who has worked on one of these 2007 Trek Pilot SPA 5.2 bikes and can give me some advice from their own experiences.

Please view the attachment. You will see that the shaft (D) should be able to slide out after I removed the set screw (E) and then removed the rear brake bushing (F). I have done this and the shaft (D) does not slide out. The shaft (D) seems to be stuck.

Thank you,
Jon B.

Sorry no one seemed to have the know-how here for your issue. I certainly didn't, so there wasn't anything I could add.

In general, you have to use a mallet for seized steerer tubes.

I'm interested to know what solution you found for this.

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