Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-01-09, 03:47 PM   #1
coasting 
Still can't climb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Limey in Taiwan
Bikes:
Posts: 22,645
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
stuck cable stops

hi all

Last year I put a pair of cable stops onto the bosses that had downtube shifters. Now I want to take them off but they have become stuck and try as I might they won't come off. I did smother the inside with grease before installing.

I've tried spraying into the edges with wd40 where they have come away a bit with all the pulling and also I unscrewed the bolt and sprayed wd40 into the hole. Other than grabbing them with a pair of pliers and damaging them, are there any suggestions for less drastic measures?

Thanks
coasting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-09, 04:00 PM   #2
Ablaut
Latvietis
 
Ablaut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Chicago
Bikes: '86 Serotta Nova, '77 Schwinn SLT 12.2, '73 Fuji SSR
Posts: 336
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Try spraying some household 409 and letting it soak for a bit, then twisting them out with needle-nose pliers. If not 409, then try getting some dishwashing degreaser in there.
Ablaut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-09, 04:21 PM   #3
Retro Grouch 
Senior Member
 
Retro Grouch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Bikes: Rans Rockst (Retro rocket) Rans Enduro Sport (Retro racket) Catrike 559, Merin Bear Valley (beater bike).
Posts: 26,734
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 140 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by coasting View Post
I unscrewed the bolt and sprayed wd40 into the hole.
When my kids left home I supplied each of them with a 2 piece tool kit: WD40 for things that are supposed to move but don't and duct tape for things that move but aren't supposed to.

First, tool up. WD40 is not an adequate substitute for LiquidWrench or PB Blaster.
Second, I grab cable guides with my channel locks and gently work them off.
Retro Grouch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-09, 04:51 PM   #4
Hawaiiwrench
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Oahu, HI
Bikes: '94 DB Apex, '07 SBC Allez Elite
Posts: 126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
When my kids left home I supplied each of them with a 2 piece tool kit: WD40 for things that are supposed to move but don't and duct tape for things that move but aren't supposed to.

First, tool up. WD40 is not an adequate substitute for LiquidWrench or PB Blaster.
Second, I grab cable guides with my channel locks and gently work them off.
+1 but maybe thread a long bolt into the stop and use that to pull on instead.
Hawaiiwrench is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-09, 05:01 PM   #5
coasting 
Still can't climb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Limey in Taiwan
Bikes:
Posts: 22,645
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
thanks for the responses so far. I'll definitely try out the liquid wrench (never heard of it before). As for the long bolt, wouldn't threading it mean the bolt will thread with the inside of the boss?
coasting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-09, 05:04 PM   #6
Hawaiiwrench
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Oahu, HI
Bikes: '94 DB Apex, '07 SBC Allez Elite
Posts: 126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Into where the barrel adjuster goes, if there is one...
Hawaiiwrench is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-09, 07:43 PM   #7
Mondoman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: A Latvian in Seattle
Bikes:
Posts: 1,020
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
IMHO PB Blaster works better than Liquid Wrench and is as easily available (especially auto parts stores and home improvement centers). Now, the best stuff -- Kroil -- that's hard to find.
Mondoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-09, 08:34 PM   #8
tellyho
Your mom
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 2,541
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Don't cable guides bolt on? Maybe I'm thinking of cable stops.
tellyho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-09, 09:05 PM   #9
wrk101
DRF aka Thrifty Bill
 
wrk101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
Posts: 19,976
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
+1 PB Blaster. Any home wrencher should have at least one can. It can be bought just about anywhere, including Walmart and Big Lots.
wrk101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:07 PM.