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Something for you all to laugh at here...

Postby DanDax1990 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 22:23 pm

Wow I'm an idiot.

Just trimmed the hoses on my brand new Shimano M596 brakes and ruined my front/right hand lever.

I had a bleed kit I bought for my Tektro Auriga comp brakes that I had out incase I needed to top the mineral oil up...

Anyway, Like a doughnut I picked the wrong olive up (The Tektro olive) and didn't realise and now the bast*rd is stuck in my lever and I can't get it out so had to order a new one.

Proper noob.

Anyone else wanna post their workshop mishaps? lol

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Re: Something for you all to laugh at here...

Postby The Rookie » Mon Dec 24, 2012 08:14 am

If you think it's new lever time, then get in there with anything to try and get it out........nothing to be lost.

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Re: Something for you all to laugh at here...

Postby DanDax1990 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:46 pm

I was at it for almost an hour with a pair of pliers trying to pull it out by gripping the insert but it was just tearing little bits off. New lever ordered anyway, The thred inside the lever looked ruined after a while :(

Such a loser haha.

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Re: Something for you all to laugh at here...

Postby mattv » Wed Dec 26, 2012 09:59 am

My favourite cock-up is cutting a steerer on a fork to the line the headset had made on the fork, not the line I had scribed. At least it was a customers' fork. Oops! This was many years ago.... But if you want a Ritchey carbon fork with a really short inch steerer I know where there is one in a shop...

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Re: Something for you all to laugh at here...

Postby The Rookie » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:43 am

Thread can be retapped........I'd have tried a screwdeiver and tried to crush it....

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Re: Something for you all to laugh at here...

Postby stubs » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:19 am

This happened last saturday. Did a rebuild on my mates Specialized FSR from 2005 the one with 4 tiny sealed bearings in the chainstay 4 bar pivot. They are an absolute custard to get out, took me an hour to make a bearing drift to get them out. Pressed the fresh new expensive bearings in and realised I had left a spacer out that sits between the pairs of bearings. So I have to drive to bearing suppliers and buy a new set of bearings and drift the old brand new ones out. Balls thats me out of pocket and I only did the job for beer money.
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Re: Something for you all to laugh at here...

Postby ilovedirt » Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:37 pm

Did you try twisting whilst pulling? that might help a little.
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Re: Something for you all to laugh at here...

Postby DanDax1990 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:56 pm

Yep tried twisting whilst pulling.

Gonna give it another bash in a couple of days, See if I can have any joy with it.

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Re: Something for you all to laugh at here...

Postby Northwind » Thu Dec 27, 2012 00:00 am

Torq bit time- IIRC a T40 is about right, but experiment, you want it to just barely fit into the olive. Gently fit it into the olive then increase pressure while turning- hopefully will both free up the olive and get it good and stuck on the torq. Then, pull out.
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Re: Something for you all to laugh at here...

Postby DanDax1990 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 00:18 am

The insert is stuck in the olive though... Will try your method if I can get the insert out.

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Re: Something for you all to laugh at here...

Postby DanDax1990 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 14:06 pm

Managed to get it out! Not got an insert now though, Duhhhh.


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