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How do I get this thing off?

nj82tj

Chimp
Jan 5, 2008
11
0
Western NY
This is an aluminum spacer that was under my front dérailleur. I can't bend it with pliers, so how the F do I get it off? Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks.

 

r464

Turbo Monkey
Oct 17, 2006
2,608
0
Earth
Do you want it to survive the process?

If not, a rotary tool with a cutting wheel would make quick work of it...
 

nj82tj

Chimp
Jan 5, 2008
11
0
Western NY
it just needs to go. i'm not sure how my old bike shop guy even got it on! i'm going to try and score the back then bend it. if that doesn't work i'll be looking for someone with a dremel.
 

Arkayne

I come bearing GIFs
May 10, 2005
3,745
13
SoCal
That must be really irritating when you ride. RATTLE RATTLE RATTLE. Just what these guys said, take a cutting wheel to it (dremel) and cut deep enough to bend it by hand.
 

binary visions

The voice of reason
Jun 13, 2002
21,668
418
NC
Hacksaw.

Wrap the seat tube in something to keep from accidentally hurting the finish, then take a hacksaw to it. You should only have to go about a third or half way before you can break it with some pliers.