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  • Fixing a buggered cable guide
  • legend
    Free Member

    I made the stupid error of trying to free up a stuck barrel adjuster on my winter road bike and snapped the **** off. Now a portion is left stuck in the frame, and a drill/extractor won’t work as the headtube gets in the way. Anyone got any clever thoughts for clearing the hole out? Not bothered about keeping the threads intact

    singlespeedstu
    Full Member

    Cut the cable, push it out and GENTLY hammer a Torqs bit in from the bottom and wind what’s left of the adjuster out the top.

    Should come out a piece of piss as it’s winding your **** up away from the problem.

    dovebiker
    Full Member

    If you can get a small thread extractor to ‘bite’ and use a small adjustable spanner on the flats?

    scruffywelder
    Free Member

    If you’re not bothered about the threads just get a really long drill bit (might have to go to Cromwell or someone) of suitable diameter for either a cable end cap or an adjuster and drill out the thread to make a seat.

    Thread extractor or torx bit is quite likely to burst the cable stop housing. Just done the riveted on ones on the GF’s Orbea commuter. Burst one and had to make a new one from a bit of scrap aluminium. Then promptly snapped the thread on the other one. I believe there was some bad language at that point…

    scruffywelder
    Free Member

    Or, alternatively, stick a full length outer on and one of these:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acor-Front-Derailleur-Alloy-Clamp-with-Cable-Stop-28-6mm-31-8mm-or-34-9mm-/140995983227

    If the frame will allow it.

    legend
    Free Member

    Thanks folks, some good ideas there.

    Not convinced that a long bit or flexi kit will allow for a useful angle unfortunately but i’ll have another look tonight. Might as well try going manual if the extractor will bite though.

    If i burst the guide completely then I’ll just grind it right off and use a stick on guide of some description, unfortunately the tube is far too big to get that Acor clamp on. Will likely just go to town on it and go full length outer (which isn’t a terrible idea for a downtube routed winter setup anyway)

    hols2
    Free Member

    Can you get at it with a drill from the bottom? Probably it will unscrew once the drill starts to bite.

    legend
    Free Member

    Yes but no, too much of an angle again as the downtube is in the way. Flexi extension might work a bit better from that angle though

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