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    ass hatchet slopvehicle's Avatar
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    Hey hey,

    I'm wrenching on a beater SS I picked up today for $5.

    I've got a stuck, rusted together middle/outer chainring bolt -- the kind that threads into the nut on the inside of the spider (double-stack bolts here). I've doused it with penetrating oil and all that, but it just spins instead of unscrews.

    There's that slot in the back, of course. Holding it with a flathead screwdriver isnt' helping. There isn't some special tool for this, is there? I've always used a screwdriver, just never had one so tightly stuck.

    update-- never mind, spoke too soon. got the bolt out.
    Last edited by slopvehicle; 10-01-04 at 02:51 PM.

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    Direct Hit Not Required BlastRadius's Avatar
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    I had one that wouldn't budge I think it was cross threaded at the factory since the cranks were new. I had to drill it out.

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    I couldn't car less. jeff williams's Avatar
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    Yes there is a tool, go to a lbs, 'bout 5-7$.

    Mines a Shimano TL-fC20 http://www.cambriabike.com/SALE/tool...nring_tool.htm

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    Tom (ex)Builder twahl's Avatar
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    There is a tool for it that might help you get more leverage. May end up drilling it out, use a drill bit that's slightly smaller than the bolt hole in the chainring. Or, if you are exceptionally talented with a Dremel tool, use a cutoff wheel to cut the fange from the chainring bolt and punch it through.
    Tom

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