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Old 08-05-2017, 02:17 PM
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39mm fork removal

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I have to rebuild one of my front forks, and the 6mm allen head bolt through the bottom of the fork leg won't come out. It's stripped and the allen wrench just spins inside the head. I'm afraid my only way out is for a machine shop to drill the head off. I tried myself, but the bolt seems to be hardened! I thought someone on here might have a trick I hadn't considered.

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Old 08-05-2017, 06:49 PM
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I have a small carbide bit for a Dremel that could be used to slot the screw so a flat blade screwdriver bit will take it out. To ease removal use some sort of a power driver and have the spring installed and under tension when removing the screw.
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Old 08-06-2017, 04:18 AM
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Not sure that a regular screw driver bit will break this loose, even under pressure. I think the person that I had do these originally used locktight. I am replacing the lower leg anyway, so I might resort to cutting it up to get something around the head. that will be a huge pain, but will save the usual $100 minimum from a machine shop!
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Use a cement drill bit.
They're hardened.
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