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Old 09-12-07, 07:15 PM   #1
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removing mks dust caps?

i have a pair of sylvans that im trying to get the dust cap off....is there a secret to it? i cant get it to budge, iv tried using a pair of pliers and a vicegrip but no luck....sorry for the noob question, but any help would be rad.
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Old 09-12-07, 07:43 PM   #2
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There's several different versions of the sylvans with different caps. Which do you have.
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the non track ones
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I'm pretty sure there's a Campy tool for that, but I doubt you'll find it. Pliers!
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I use needle-nose pliers with a piece of fabric in the jaws. The fabric helps to keep the pliers from gouging the caps...they're surprisingly delicate.
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$4 from Rivendell, others probably have it as well.
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I use needle-nose pliers with a piece of fabric in the jaws. The fabric helps to keep the pliers from gouging the caps...they're surprisingly delicate.
Not too big of a problem though. You can buy spare caps if you F it up.
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Not too big of a problem though. You can buy spare caps if you F it up.
True...but the caps are like $3 a piece, which is a lot of money for such a trivial item.

'Course, I took the pains to keep them nice last time I serviced my pedals, and promptly ruined the right side taking a turn too sharp.
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