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Slight Annoyance

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By Rob - Posted on 14 July 2008

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

What's wrong with this picture? Sad

I'd noticed that the bolts on these J7's were rather tight last couple of times, now this one is completely bound and the head snapped on removal.

As you can see I cut a screw head in it but still no joy. Mole grips and WD40, then file edges maybe for more grip, then drill small hole in it and use some bolt removing fandangle cupcake mentioned to me.

Is this a lesson to always grease bolts when building your bike? Doh!

Matt's picture

When tightening your brake levers on the handlebar do them up just enough that they still move round the bar if you really give them a good shove up/down. You should be able to get to that stage applying only light pressure to the bolt(s). Your brake will still never move under braking lever force but if you stack it'll (probably...) shift round the bar rather than break and you'll never strip a bolt Eye-wink like that.

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