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Old 10-30-07, 08:22 PM   #1
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Sidi shoes

I wasnt sure if this was the right place to put it, but here it goes



i have a set of sidi eagle 6 shoes... they need new cleats, but the bolts are rusted in place.... and could be stripped (the hole head is rusted).


im not sure how they rusted as i have used them in the rain and wet about 5 times, i bought them in august, and i dried them each time they got wet



anyway.... what is the best way to get the cleat out, if the bolts are stripped

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Old 10-30-07, 08:55 PM   #2
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Power Grinder. Take your time grinding slots into the bolts, if you rush you could melt your soles. Then use a flat head screw driver to screw them out.
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Try Liquid Wrench or WD40 on the bolts before unscrewing.

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ty, i wasnt sure what to do.... but the power grinder sounds like fun
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If you don't want to screw up your new cleats, go to any hardware store and buy a screw extractor set. You'll also need a drill. Use the correct bit for the screw extractor size you'll be using -- probably the smallest one.
If you've never used a screw extractor, ask for help at the hardware store or read the directions.

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Yeah, I love screw extractors. Nice tools to have a round.
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Choose a drill bit thats just a little larger than the hex hole. Using oil to lube, drill the heads out. Use vice grips to unscrew bolts. Buy a second drill bit, just in case.
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If you don't want to screw up your new cleats, go to any hardware store and buy a screw extractor set. You'll also need a drill. Use the correct bit for the screw extractor size you'll be using -- probably the smallest one.
If you've never used a screw extractor, ask for help at the hardware store or read the directions.

+1 I've used the screw extractor and they work like a charm
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Also, be sure to grease the bolts before you put them on next time.
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Also, be sure to grease the bolts before you put them on next time.
Not very OCP but a highly practical tip is to smear some grease in the head 'hex hole' of the bolt as well as on the threads. I had some rusting issues and have never ridden with those shoes in the wet so I can only presume it's from when you step onto grass etc. I use the 'grease in the head' method and it really does work. Check every now and again (once a month is probably ok) and you will be good to go.
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For the rusted screw problem, try one of these products. It is the best I've found.
http://www.kanolabs.com/
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