Seized ferrule

clazza
clazza Posts: 626
edited August 2011 in Workshop
Anybody know how to get one out thats seized to the gear cable adjuster?

Fitting Nokon's and they need their own ferrule - very annoying!

Thanks

Comments

  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Frankly, I doubt it because the cr@ppy Shimano gear cable adjusters have probably corroded as well
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • munzy
    munzy Posts: 111
    Blast it with WD40 and leave it to soak for 5 mins, then get in amoungst it with a good set of needle nose pliers. Usually breaks up into little bits but it should all come out.

    If there is a bit left in get a small screwdriver or punch and put it into the opposite side and tap with a metal hammer.
  • clazza
    clazza Posts: 626
    Tried the WD40 with no luck so I found some spare plastic covered ones...not as nice as the all alloy ones that were originally on my Colnago

    Not sure what else I could have done differently as I greased the ferrules before assembly. Maybe anti-seize this time
  • geebee2
    geebee2 Posts: 248
    I once got a (brake) ferrule stuck in my top tube where it was impossible to get pliers onto it.

    Solution is use a screw, screwed into the small hole, then can pull it out easily.
  • pjm-84
    pjm-84 Posts: 819
    Just fixed and replaced mine. Carefully drill and re-tap.

    Waste of time really as I've just snapped the rear seat stay whilst riding the other night.
    Paul
  • rozzer32
    rozzer32 Posts: 3,897
    pjm-84 wrote:
    Waste of time really as I've just snapped the rear seat stay whilst riding the other night.

    Pictures or it didn't happen :wink:
    ***** Pro Tour Pundit Champion 2020, 2018, 2017 & 2011 *****
  • Wirral_paul
    Wirral_paul Posts: 2,476
    clazza wrote:
    Not sure what else I could have done differently as I greased the ferrules before assembly. Maybe anti-seize this time

    Copper grease is much better - small tube from Halfords should do you for the quantities you need on a bike.
  • pjm-84
    pjm-84 Posts: 819
    It might make a new topic. I have a very nice pictures
    Paul
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    I don't understand why someone doesn't make some decent quality after-market ones i.e. stainless steel that don't corrode or break as soon as you apply a modicum of pressure should it get a bit gunked up. Agree on Copaslip but best policy is to give them a tweak every time you clean the bike. I've lost count the number of times I've had to use a screw-extractor to remove the broken-off threads from the plated-steel Shimano ones which are about the only after market ones available.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • clazza
    clazza Posts: 626
    Bought these carbon ones:

    http://jagwireusa.com/index.php/product ... _Adjusters

    You take off the rubber cover and they're threaded so go onto the frame boss nicely. Still same old cheap steel on the inside though :roll: