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Dust cover removal 1987 Schwinn Tempo

Old 07-30-20, 06:33 PM
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Dust cover removal 1987 Schwinn Tempo

Wondering how to remove this dust cover.

I have never seen one like this.

Does it pop out or unscrew?

Has 2 small holes about the size of a common pin

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Any and all help

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Old 07-30-20, 06:37 PM
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I think a small diameter pin spanned would be the tool for this. Be sure and dribble some lube in there first!
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unscrews. You can use a pin spanner.

but needle nose pliers can work too.

Originally Posted by bikemike73 View Post
Wondering how to remove this dust cover.

I have never seen one like this.

Does it pop out or unscrew?

Has 2 small holes about the size of a common pin

See pic

Any and all help

appreciated
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Old 07-30-20, 06:39 PM
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Thank you !!!!!

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If you don't know the history of this bike, don't try to unscrew without putting in a bit of penetrating oil and letting it soak in - especially if you don't have the proper tool. I've had them crack or the holes widen on bikes that haven't been maintained. Same goes with the dust caps with a hole for an allen key (they usually strip and the allen key simply spins). Finding correct replacements can be a challenge.
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WD40 works great for taking apart all sorts of old plastic parts, things like this cover or things like the plastic push-in fasteners used on car door inside panels and bumper covers, etc.
Also when taking apart plastic hose or electrical connectors under the hood, those plastic pieces (some with a metal clip) that don't come apart even after the clip is pulled out need a bit of soaking time and wiggling but finally come apart without damage.
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I used a set of spanners I have !!!

Worked prefect !!!!


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