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    stripped a screw?

    just trying to put a nashbar front loader rack on my bike and now I can't remove a 3mm allen bolt from the fork eyelet. Any advice?
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    use a screwdriver as a lever under the head of the bolt as you back out the bolt. if this doesn't work then you will have to a extractors or a drill to remove the bolt and maybe re tap the hole.

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    Don't be too quick to resort to destructive methods to get it out.

    -soak it in penetrating oil. tap it with a hammer. soak it some more.

    -Is it completely stripped out? Can you clean it up some and get any grip in there?

    -If it is completely stripped, you can cut a groove across the head and use a regular screwdriver on it.

    -I would be slow to pull out the EZ-Out. They work. But they are a pain. It is hard to make that pilot hole without screwing the whole thing up worse than it was before.
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