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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:02 pm 
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A cotterpin press will make removing cotterpins much easier:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/COTTERPIN-PRE ... 460ea20f71


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:23 pm 
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If you have a vice you can use that,,Find a suitable spacer (socket) place this on the non-threaded side,the spacer needs to be long enough to allow the pin to not foul the vice jaw,place the whole lot in the vice and just wind away,, :)
Mark.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:16 pm 
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As above :D

I now have a vice and no longer use the hammer method which is just asking for greif.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:55 pm 
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I've use so many methods all time consuming and frustrating. The cotterpin press makes it so easy to remove cotterpins!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:58 pm 
retrobike rider
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Undo the nut half a turn inbetween each hammer chorus, the threaded section is much less likely to bend that way.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:01 pm 
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I've tried that too, the threads strip, the cotterpin bends. Use a proper tool to do the job or get a properly equipped bike shop.


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