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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:07 pm 
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so ive gone and spunked a load of money for not a lot of metal and my old hanger is attached to the dropouts by one allen key bolt.

when i try and undo it it goes loose, but then tight. even tho im turning the same way. it keeps up this cycle, so neither tightens up or loosens off.


on the reverse side, it looks like the allen key bolt screws into some kind of removeable part, almost like a nut that sits in the hole.


this is on a gt lts ds by the way!

any ideas?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:26 pm 
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sounds like its been threaded :( try holding the bolt with mole grips and pull hard as you turn it with them if poss.thats if the bolt is proud of the hanger,if not then you obviously cant do this.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:39 pm 
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:(

this bike has been nothing short of a disaster!


theres nothing really for mole grips to grab onto.


i tried putting a screwdriver into some slots on the back of it but cant get enough power to stop it turning.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:52 pm 
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Drill it out and re-tap?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:57 pm 
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If it's similar to self-tightening crank bolts with a groove in the nut that the bolt goes into, then there's a tool designed specifically for the purpose of tightening/loosening (nut wrench.) Pop into your LBS and ask to borrow their's for 30 seconds.

Looks like this: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=14305


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:59 pm 
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yeh that looks exactly like it.

i'd better get to my LBS then! shame i got no car to get there :(


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:01 pm 
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I take it that the hanger is bolted on by a single chainring bolt ifso you can get the tool to hold the back of the nut from your lbs (shimano do a dura ace one) good luck Steve


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:02 pm 
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You can always just order one. Cheap and always good to have lying around :wink:


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