- snapped bolt in santa cruz blur 4x….what now
daughter has a santa cruz 4x and has emailed to say that the back end felt loose so she checked the bolts, by the sounds of things the bolt above the shock or at the top of the swing link.
The bolt has snapped with the nut inside the link, loooking at it she is describing it as bearing/nut/thread…the remaining bolt is just turning. She cannot get purchase to stop the bolt spinning, also some rugby lad has thwacked trying to dislodge the thread from the bolt 🙄
Any suggestions on how to get this out?Posted 4 years agoDaveyBoyWonderMember
No idea what you mean but all the bolts, axles etc on the 4X are still available from Jungle if you need spares.
In fact, I might have some stuff knocking about. If you can give me a description of what it is, I’ll have a look. Replaced all the hardware on my 4X not long before I sold it and I’m sure I still have the old bolts, axles etc knocking about in the bike dungeon.Posted 4 years ago
You are thwacking the shaft- which the snapped bolt in the middle is threaded into. I would suggest getting some heavy duty cable ties & securing the front triangle to the rear, this way it won’t all swing apart when you take the shaft out- makes it easier to put back together too.Posted 4 years agoianvMember
This happened on my stinky. Eventually I tried to drill out the bolt as I was resigned to it being a write off. Drilling into the stuck end of the bolt must have loosened it and actually unscrewed it as it fell out after a few minutes and before any damage to the frame. It’s worth a try.Posted 4 years ago
This definitely threads into a nut on the other side? On my Blur XCc it threads into the link itself so it can’t be drifted through.
The 4x uses an older design- there is a internally threaded shaft that runs thru the seatstay end bearings, thru the swing link & the shock & is fastened at each end by a Allen head bolt & a pair of Alu reducers.Posted 4 years ago
Hello and good morrow, so thwacked out the shaft, i was very genteel and then thwacked, flewdown the garden almost getting next doors cat,
so left with the pics below, you can see the threaded correct end, but how can iget the bolt out that is snapped or is a case of a new axel/shaft?
[img]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8122/8710059424_eb4712e485_b.jpg[/img]Posted 4 years ago
vice or molegrips>blow tourch gently heat the end of shaft that has the sheared bolt in it….> then try using a small flat driver with a hammer to gently tap the sheared bolt in the anti-clockwise direction…. just progressively heat it up and try it…. other option is vice grip the shaft and drill with a 1.5mm smaller bit than the bolt size. worst that can happen is you need a new one which your already looking at…..Posted 4 years ago
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