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How do I get this thing off?

Discussion in 'The Shop' started by nj82tj, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. nj82tj

    nj82tj Chimp

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    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.

     

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  2. r464

    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    Do you want it to survive the process?

    If not, a rotary tool with a cutting wheel would make quick work of it...
     
  3. S.n.a.k.e.

    S.n.a.k.e. Monkey

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    nj82tj,

    If you are going to cut that, try to protect the tube underneath with some tape or cloth.

    Hey, where in WNY are you?

    Marc
     
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    nj82tj Chimp

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    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.
     
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    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    Bend 'er!
     
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    nj82tj Chimp

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    ha, nice.
     
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    kuksul08 Monkey

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    If it's aluminum you should be able to get two large screwdrivers and bend it easily
     
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    it may be easy to bend, just remember to protect the seat tube with some old tube or similar...
     
  9. Arkayne

    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    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.
     
  10. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    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.