- Very small bolt sheared…. how to remove ?
My Dad has told me that over tighten everything, it’s part of my mild OCD I think !
Anyway, I was repositioning all my brake levers etc on the bars and I’ve over tightened the very small bolt in my Formula brake lever and sheared it off leaving a large part of the bolt in the cable/gubbins side of the brake. It’s not going anywhere but wasn’t tight enough to stop movement so a cable tie wrapped around the remote seat post lever and the brake lever has held steady for two rides.
New bolt in hand but how the **** can I get the sheared part of the bolt out ? Any advice would be appreciated.Posted 5 years agoeyerideitMember
I sheared off a bolt in my Hope mini master cylinder, after much messing around (ordering new bits) it turn out I could just about grab it with my nails and unscrew it.
Let your finger nails grow then try it, there may be enough metal to grab it won’t be tight because it’s the head that does the clamping.Posted 5 years agosbd16vMember
If you have snapped it because it stretched you may just be able to put a small screw driver in the end and turn it, if it snapped becuase you bottomed it out thats a whole different ball game as there is now alot of friction on the treads in that case its a drill out job 9 times out of 10.
Not going to help now but if you have ocd that bad buy yourself a torq wrench an stop yourself over tighteningbolts in the future.Posted 5 years ago
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