- Why do disk rotors use torx bolts?
Also, security torx! **** off with your security torx! They’re no deterrant at all to thieves, because you can buy the bits over the counter or just hammer out the stud with a screwdriver. But for owners who’re halfway through a job and find a pain-in-the-ass fastener they’re a total pain. Security my ass, they’re “owner-irritating-torx”Posted 4 years ago_tom_Member
The torx bolts in my shimano slx crankset stripped out despite me using the correct size bit. Made.of cheese apparently. Utter shit. I still have half a granny bolt stuck in mine as I had to saw the head off. Probably could’ve sent it back for warranty but couldn’t be arsed with the hassle tbh.Posted 4 years agobailsSubscriber
The torx bolts in my shimano slx crankset stripped out despite me using the correct size bit
Mine were the same. Brand new crankset and i tried to remove the chainrings, they’ve been torqued to a million nm and then superglued in place. Three came off eventually but I had to saw the fourth one out.Posted 4 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
I still have half a granny bolt stuck in mine as I had to saw the head off.
Based on my experience (with the hex disc bolt sheared off in my hub) leave the whole thing soaking in plenty of WD-40 overnight. Then very carefully drill straight down the very middle of the bolt and use a reverse-threaded Easy Out to remove it.Posted 4 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
Graham, would that work with the hollow chainring bolts?
Probably – depends how much material there is for the easyout to grab onto. You are basically just screwing in a reverse-threaded V-shape that will inevitably get stuck and provide some purchase to unscrew the bolt. But I guess there is a chance it might just split or deform a hollow bolt.Posted 4 years ago
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