MGN54 Posted October 10, 2007 Share Posted October 10, 2007 This is the first time I've removed the front wheel on my new to me RT and one of the pinch bolts is being pesky. Left one broke free and is loose enough to turn with my fingers. Right one was very tight! Managed to loosen it about a 1/4-1/2 turn (puffed a little dust as it was moving) maybe which was enough to free the axle but she doesn't want to turn. Im actually wondering at this point if that right one had a grip on the axle at all. Hex head is starting to want to round off. Went ahead and pulled the axle and shot the pinch bolt threads with some WD40 to see if it will loosen up. Taking the rim in tomorrow to get front wheel installed. Just don't want to get in a mess over that right pinch bolt...either breaking it off or striping the thread on the fork leg! Should I get a little PB Blaster to hit it with? I'm guessing the sucker's got some corrosion forming making it a bitch to move. Hope that I can tighten it back up enough to pinch the axle upon reinstall. Sure don't want to break it off!!! Any and all advice welcome! Thanks! Mark Link to comment
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