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    Harbinger xiamsammyx's Avatar
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    stuck/stripped crank bolt

    Hey there, I have a fixed gear crankset on my bike and i got 4 of the 5 bolts out without issue but when i went to remove the fifth the bugger would not come out and i ended up stripping the slotted back side out and the more i tried the worse it got, i think when the shop initially installed it they might have cross threaded it and thats why i'm having issues. but long story short does anyone have a solution to this that doesnt involve drilling the whole bolt out?
    thanks ahead of time for the help.

    i meant chainring bolt not crank bolt, sorry for any confusion
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    Elitist Troglodyte DMF's Avatar
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    Drill it. The bolts are soft so drilling is easy.
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    slow as I ever was Ex Pres's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMF View Post
    Drill it. The bolts are soft so drilling is easy.
    Agree
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