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    why did i super glue bb's into the heads of my stem bolts and how do i get them out?

    this sucks and was stupid

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    lolol

    did you try goofoff or some superglue eating chemical

    huffing that ish will help you recreate the mindstate in which you decided to do this
    not a 2ksuck'r

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    Try Acetone

    BTW. Nice avatar

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    yeah acetone will take it right out.
    did you think theyd be easy to get out? thats the whole point of them, right?

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    acetone only get the stuff on top, there is glue under the bb's too

    i'm gonna have to drll the ****ers out, o something

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    What are 'bb's' ?
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    let it soak in for a bit?
    nail polish remover works too. its probably mostly acetone anyway.


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    Ah ! I see.

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    how did you fit multiple bottom brackets into you stem bolts?

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    You're supposed to use hot glue, not super glue.

    That way you can dig them out with an awl or something.
    "Engineering! It's like math, but louder."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marrock View Post
    You're supposed to use hot glue, not super glue.

    That way you can dig them out with an awl or something.
    if only someone had made that distinction to me a year ago

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    Can you melt the glue? Maybe try applying heat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marrock View Post
    You're supposed to use hot glue, not super glue.

    That way you can dig them out with an awl or something.
    actually, a lot of people use super glue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tynan View Post
    What are 'bb's' ?
    ball bearings. some people put ball bearings in the hole of their stem bolt as to deter theft. usually people put wax in there to hold em in. Griffin used super glue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellis View Post
    how did you fit multiple bottom brackets into you stem bolts?
    a little thing called MAGIC
    Last edited by time bandit; 11-24-07 at 07:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by griffin_ View Post
    if only someone had made that distinction to me a year ago

    Did you use BB gun BBs? They're generally a softer material than steel so drilling them out won't be that hard.
    If you used steel BBs, then take a hammer and punch and wail directly on top of the bearing. The glue is a really brittle acrylic, so a sharp enough impact should be able to shatter the bond. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by time bandit View Post
    ball bearings. some people put ball bearings in the hole of their stem bolt as to deter theft. usually people put wax in there to hold em in. Griffin used super glue.

    Ah Ahh !!!

    Now that makes sense !

    I thought it was aesthetic.
    Religious belief is intellectual cancer.

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    More BB's !!


    Last edited by the pope; 11-24-07 at 07:45 PM.

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    super glue reactivates when it it heated. Try using a small torch or a pencil torch, it will give enough heat to liquefy the super glue but not enough heat to distort the aluminum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vasracer View Post
    super glue reactivates when it it heated.

    No it doesn't. The action of the super glue is partl solvent evaporation and part chemical reaction (acetylation?). No amount of heat will "reactivate" it, but it may burn it off enough to get the bb out.

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    reactivated..lol...maybe he was thinking about hot glue.

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    No I'm talking about super glue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
    reactivated..lol...maybe he was thinking about hot glue.

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    Wow, this thread has officially bypassed useful by route of "you did it wrong" in the direction of "let's not help at all and post funny pictures!".

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    ^or critical comments.

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