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 Post subject: 20mm bolt through stuck
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:50 pm 
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hi. i have a 20mm bolt through front axel that will not undo. their is a little button/leaver type thing on the threaded end that you push and then undo the axel. nothing is happening when i try to undo it, the axel is very tight and i have to tap it with a rubber mallet but it just keeps going round and round and will not undo. any idea's on how to undo it. thanks..


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:04 pm 
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bolts on both ends???
i have no experience here
maybe some pics would help :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:51 pm 
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Are there pinch bolts on the fork bottoms that are also gripping it in?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:59 am 
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thanks for the answers guys. when i put the wheel on i just locate the wheel in the forks slide the threaded end in and through the hub then turn it so the threads engauge and tighten. when i undo it you just press the lever and undo. i have never had to loosen or undo any other pins or bolts.you will not be able to see anything from a photo, except the part that you turn to undo it which looks like a QR end but bigger everything else is inside forks. i have sprayed it with GT85 but is still will not come out..just keeps turning..what i should add is they are the bomber 66 forks don't know if it makes any difference. had another go today still can't budge it..could it be cross threaded ??


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:34 pm 
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i could be wrong but it sounds like there is a bolt one end and axle which goes into this
maybe the bolt just stayed in place generally when you put the axle through
allen keys on both sides right?
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looking at the axles online, i think im right


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:17 pm 
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hi. no there are no fixings at the bottom of the forks. the axle just goes through the fork/hub and screws into the other fork leg. when you tighten it the lever i mentioned that you have to raise to undo it sort of clips over to act as a catch to stop it coming out.


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so is it qr20?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:19 pm 
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sorry i'm not very good at explaining it. no it's not QR it's bolt through, the end has the same look as QR when i say the end i mean the part you turn when tightening it. the other end has a thread which locates into the leg of the fork.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:44 pm 
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if they are the forks i think, then you shouldn't press the button to undo them. just turn the lever.....

the button is so you can re position the lever.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:51 pm 
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i see what you mean. it will not undo. although it was not hard to turn when i put the front wheel on i think it may be crossrd thread why else will it not undo..


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