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Old 09-25-08, 09:37 PM   #1
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Removing broken bolts?

How the heck can I remove this? This eyelet is trashed, isn't it?

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Old 09-25-08, 09:43 PM   #2
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Can you drill out the center of the bolt, and maybe jam something in there to pull out the remainder?
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Old 09-25-08, 09:49 PM   #3
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A few different ways.

1. Cut a slot in it and use a screwdriver

2. Drill it and use an easy out (screw extractor)
http://www.carrlane.net/SiteData/Web...Info_01-12.gif

3. Drill the whole thing out and tap it to the next size up.

That is all I can think of.
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try a grabber they do work
or try a ease out after you drill a hole into the bolt
they do work as well
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Old 09-25-08, 10:26 PM   #5
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How the heck can I remove this? This eyelet is trashed, isn't it?

It's hard to see what's happening there. A bolt snapped off at the head? Or? You can always just drill it out.
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Bolt is snapped off. I'll try drilling when daylight arrives.
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Old 09-25-08, 11:01 PM   #7
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It's my suggestion to let it soak in penetrating oil for maybe a day or two before attempting removal. I've seen that stuff work miracles.
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How the heck can I remove this? This eyelet is trashed, isn't it?

This is the Sheldon Brown site. It has tons of cool stuff about bikes and how to fix them.
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/

Go to this link and read about "taps" and how to use them.
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tooltips/taps.html
With a tap set, you can get that bolt out without damaging the frame or the threads that are holding the bolt. You can pick up a cheap tap set at Sears or HomeD or Lowes.

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Old 09-26-08, 07:50 AM   #9
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How the heck can I remove this? This eyelet is trashed, isn't it?

This is the Sheldon Brown site. It has tons of cool stuff about bikes and how to fix them.
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/

Go to this link and read about "taps" and how to use them.
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tooltips/taps.html
With a tap set, you can get that bolt out without damaging the frame or the threads that are holding the bolt. You can pick up a cheap tap set at Sears or HomeD or Lowes. Buy one, because you will use over and over if you do much wrenching.

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Old 09-26-08, 03:35 PM   #10
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drill out, retap to the next size up just like everyone else said.
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I assume the head snapped off when you were trying to remove the bolt because the bolt is corroded in place. PBblaster might free it up.
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If you cannot take the remainder out cleanly--- and you have to expand the whole-- if this is for a heavy rack or panier--- If it just bugs you and you dont have to mount anything-- I would take the fork off and do some ever so gentle grinding to make it look like a racing fork and repaint the fork--
this is a fun custom job-- no holes for me.........
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