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Threaded Pinch bolt...

baccaman21baccaman21 Posts: 523
edited February 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
I'm struggling getting my pinch bolt back home, the internal threads appear to have crossed right at the start which is proving a pain.

Any tips for a x-threaded inners?

It on an old LX rear brake caliper (cantilever)

get on your bikes and ride!


  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    run a tap through it.

    is it through hole? put a bolt in from the back to clear the threads.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • not through no, it's an old LX cantilever arm - the pinch bolt screws into the point end into the body of the arm.

    I haven't got access to a tap, is it something I can get a workshop to do for me? is it worth it?
    get on your bikes and ride!
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,920
    Am engineering works should be able to to this in a few mins, take ther bolt with you so they can see the pitch ot the thread, think it'll be M6x1.0.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • ha ha! - all sorted!

    the advantages of sharing a house with a car mechanic/all round engineering type - jsut had to mention tap and x'd thread and he was off...

    thanks 4 the advice chaps.

    get on your bikes and ride!
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