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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:18 am 
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Disco Drive wrote:
What's with the plank?


Probably keeps the handlebar straight when in the bike stand...


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:23 am 
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A very crude method of holding the bars in position!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:03 am 
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Little update, left crank arm was a pain, Deore crank bolt cap rounded out as it was seized in the arm. I drilled two holes in it like the XT ones but still wouldn't shift, I have been soaking it in Plusgas for weeks but to no avail.
Out with the Dremel, cut off what I could but the threaded section remained seized in place and that stopped the socket fitting to remove the crank bolt. I used a tiny grinding tool on the Dremel to split the piece left which enabled me to then prise with a small pick, fortunately I could get enough force on it to finally break it away from the thread on the arm, at last!

Bottom bracket came out fine, dry and dirty but maybe OK, won't know until cleaned and inspected, shell threads look good just need a good clean.

Bars, stem, headset and forks off, head set looks much the same as BB.

Seat post is definitely stuck, caustic soda on the menu!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:24 pm 
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Try ammonia before caustic Ash...you can get it from wilkos for a couple of quid. Stinks but does the trick and is less destructive than caustic.

and........ you should really hide that Attitude from those Klein owners of a nervous disposition ....if i am not mistaken it has got actual mud on it!!! :shock:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:46 pm 
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Ha Ha! You should have seen the pic of the Attitude post ride!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:44 pm 
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Cheers Ant but I had the caustic already so stuck with that.

I remembered the Stumpy I had with the same problem so doubled up. Stumpy went off like a volcano and took about 30 mins, The post had been cut down and also cut length ways in a previous attempt to remove, the Trekker not very dramatic and after a couple of hours still no movement. Going to cut post off and go the same way as Stumpy, tomorrow hopefully.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:18 pm 
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:shock: good skills Ash......hope you wore gloves. You want to patent that universal plank tool too :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:44 pm 
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Thanks!, hmm, maybe!

Gloves and googles, safety first! :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:04 pm 
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Great project....cool ethos too.
Double U....nothing like it.
Hope the seat post comes out OK. That Stumpy looked in pain.
Can I hide another bike in the garage? Urge to get a Trekker rising....


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:06 pm 
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Try and save the legendary saracen paint!


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