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silverdorking

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Chain ring bolt removal
« on: September 16, 2016, 09:38:43 AM »
In my attempt to go from a 48 to a 46T chain ring I am encountering problems with a recalcitrant ring nut despite having bought a 'park tool' ring nut tool to hold the nut! Are there any tips regarding removal? I think you can see from the picture I've made a pretty good job of widening the nut slots with a punch and hammer! Do you think I should drill it out? Thanks in anticipation!

Dave Whittle Thorn Workshop

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Re: Chain ring bolt removal
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2016, 10:42:56 AM »
If you can get someone to hold the tool on the nut whilst you undo the hex key bolt. It helps to stand the crank set up on a block of wood, we use an old bottom bracket axle in a vice.

silverdorking

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Re: Chain ring bolt removal
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2016, 09:47:07 PM »
Thanks Dave but it turned into a drill out job as me and my able assistant proceeded to completely mangle the totally inadequate slots on the chain ring nut!

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Re: Chain ring bolt removal
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2016, 12:50:01 PM »
If you just need the odd one email me your address and I will post one out dave@sjscycles.com

silverdorking

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Re: Chain ring bolt removal
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2016, 04:21:52 PM »
Well thanks Dave I'll send you an email. This offer goes way above any expected levels of customer service!