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  • I've been a bit daft, I think. Any tips?
  • ChunkyMTB
    Member

    Use some more leverage.

    Rorschach
    Member

    Hairdryer or boiling water aka get it hot.

    Murray
    Member

    Heat is the right way

    thomthumb
    Member

    What grade?

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Yeah heat generally works. Used it before. Try boiling water if hairdryer isn’t enough.

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Boiling water.

    dannyh
    Member

    After I replaced the frequently coming undone rear axle in my superstar rear hub with a steel equivalent, I thought I’d put some thread locker on it to stop it coming undone. Now I can’t undo it. It is one of those ones where the non driveside end cap screws on. Basically, have I cocked up by using loctite on a steel thread? Is this a known no-no?

    Also, any tips for loosening it? One of my riding buddies has suggested heating it with a hairdryer to melt the loctite a bit. Haven’t tried this yet, but does anyone else have any ideas?

    Obviously it is still in the wheel, through the hub. The freehub needs a bit of attention as I need to service it.

    Thanks.

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    I remember having to use a blowtorch to drift out kingpins on a Hillman Imp. That works, if you’re not interested in re-using any of the parts!

    tjagain
    Member

    check the grade before applying heat – some get stronger with heat

    dannyh
    Member

    Blue 243 I think.

    I’ll have a proper look when I get the chance.

    dannyh
    Member

    Yeeeeeeeessssss.

    Shifted the bastard with mole grips.

    Adjustable spinner one side, mole grips the other. The two tools of the mechanically incompetent working in perfect harmony.

    boblo
    Member

    Imminent ‘where to get spares for Superstar rear hub axle assembly damaged during servicing’ thread… 🙂

    dannyh
    Member

    boblo – Member
    Imminent ‘where to get spares for Superstar rear hub axle assembly damaged during servicing’ thread…

    POSTED 6 MINUTES AGO # REPORT-POST

    More than likely, yes. 🙂

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