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rounded off saddle mount bolt

philbar72philbar72 Posts: 2,228
edited March 2016 in Workshop
Hi folks.

was about to adjust my saddle for a slightly different position when I noticed that my front saddle mounting bolt had rounded off last time I adjusted it. these bolts are 4mm standard so do I just replace like for like or would pretty much any bolt do the trick? I'll have to get my LBS to remove it as its not budging, and I don't have a way of removing it....

the bike is a BMC teammachine Slr01 2014 edition.

thanks.

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  • svettysvetty Posts: 1,904
    If they are removing it I'd just get them to fit another at the same time.
    FFS! Harden up and grow a pair :D
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,074
    Try a similarly-sized imperial hex key, or a torx bit first - that might be enough to get some bite on it.
  • fudgeyfudgey Posts: 859
    Can you get mole grips on it?
    Or hammer in a torx bit and use ratchet to undo it.
    My winter bike is exactly the same as my summer bike,,, but dirty...
  • philbar72philbar72 Posts: 2,228
    will take a look this evening. thanks.
  • steve55steve55 Posts: 18
    philbar72 wrote:
    will take a look this evening. thanks.
    Hi, I have the exact same issue. My thought was mole grips which I plan to try this weekend. Let me know if any of the above suggestions worked and I will try the same thing!
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