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    Removing BB cable guide bolt, 85 Raleigh Team USA

    I'm trying to install a cartridge BB on my 85 Raleigh Team USA and have encountered a problem. The BB cable guide is bolted on with a non-screw bolt. I have never come across something like this, and would like to remove it to get the cartridge in. The bolt protrudes about 5mm into the shell, and interferes with the cartridge. I would like to replace it with a screw type bolt that is not long enough to interfere. It seems like my only option is force, and I obviously want to avoid this.

    There doesn't appear to be threads on the bolt, and the tip looks like it is expanded inside the shell. The head of the bolt is flat and plain with no notches or grooves to get a tool on. Has anyone ever seen this before? and how do I remove it with out destroying it?
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    OH BOY!! Nevermind! I just got it out. I put pliers into the shell so one jaw of the pliers was on the tip of the bolt, and the other on the roof of the shell. open the pliers with light force pushing on the bolt and it slid out!
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    Good fix. It sounds like it was held by a pop-rivet.

    You can use a very short sheet metal screw (or machhine screw if the hole is threaded) to hold the guide in place or just glue it. The cable tension will keep it from slipping with very little other help.

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    if you don't have a short enough screw just use a longer one and knock the end off from the inside with a chisel or flat head screwdriver

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    Quote Originally Posted by vpiuva View Post
    if you don't have a short enough screw just use a longer one and knock the end off from the inside with a chisel or flat head screwdriver
    A bit heavy-handed for my way of doing things, I'd get a proper length fastener. But to each his own. JMHO.
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