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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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    Can you drill out the center of the bolt, and maybe jam something in there to pull out the remainder?

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbubbles View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbubbles View Post
    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.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbubbles View Post
    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.

    Cheers

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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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