How to replace the ball socket of a STRIDA folding bike?


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Here you will find the steps to replace the ball socket, brake cable and spring of your STRIDA folding bike.

1) Release the ball joint.

By completely opening the frame, the ball can be removed out of the ball socket.

How to replace the ball socket of a STRIDA folding bike?

2) Remove the old brake cable

How to replace the ball socket of a STRIDA folding bike?
Cut the old brake cable end.

Remove the old brake cable from the brake levers and from the outer brake tube.

How to replace the ball socket of a STRIDA folding bike?

Pull the outer cable of the old brake cable out of the steering part of the frame, but leave it in the rear frame tube. If necessary, replace the spring.

How to replace the ball socket of a STRIDA folding bike?

3) Remove the old ball socket

Remove the screw from the ball joint.

How to replace the ball socket of a STRIDA folding bike?

Wiggle the old ball socket out of the frame. You might use a screw driver to help a bit, but be careful to not damage the frame.

How to replace the ball socket of a STRIDA folding bike?

4) Place the new ball socket

Put some grease (e.g. lithium grease or vaseline) in the ball joint and clamp it around the ball.

How to replace the ball socket of a STRIDA folding bike?

Then push the new ball joint into the frame. If necessary, use a rubber mallet with, for example, a cloth to protect the frame for the last part.

How to replace the ball socket of a STRIDA folding bike?

Push in the plug for the brake cable. The opening in the ring points downwards.

How to replace the ball socket of a STRIDA folding bike?

The screw can be put back in place.

How to replace the ball socket of a STRIDA folding bike?

Put the spring around the brake cable.

How to replace the ball socket of a STRIDA folding bike?

Continue the cable into the front part of the frame towards the handle bars.

How to replace the ball socket of a STRIDA folding bike?

Insert the inner brake cable.

How to replace the ball socket of a STRIDA folding bike?

Fixate the brake cable at the handle bar levers and at the brake clamp.

How to replace the ball socket of a STRIDA folding bike?

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