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    Lower Pivot Bolt Removal

    Any ideas on how to get this off? Mine is just spinning due to the loctite applied at the factory and I cannot figure out a good way to hold the other side in place. Thoughts? TIA!

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    is your crankset off?

    take cranks off, should be easy to get to with an allen on both sides.

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    I can't remember the size, but I think you use a hex (allen) from both sides. The head on the drive side is external and the flats for the other is internal. I think a M6 hex key on both sides will allow you to loosen and remove it.
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    I had a real hard time removing mine as well (remove crankset for sure) as you need a super long hex key on one side to grab inside the threaded bolt - forgot what size, but slightly smaller than the thread diameter) ended up twisting the hex key (cheap long one I had) as my regular good ones where not long enough to reach inside.

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    Ok, thanks guys. It did not look like it would accept an allen on the drive side, but I will look again. Must have missed it.

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    I just took mine apart the other day. A longer allen wrench on the driveside is the ticket. Mine was seized in there and I ended up threading the non-driveside bolt back in a few turns and Tapping with a mallet until it broke loose. Unfortunately it was seized to the bearing and it popped the bearing out simultaneously.

    I was able to remove the bearing from the bolt with a socket and a mallet, press the bearing back in with my homemade headset press and all was well. Anyway, grease the axle where it will contact the bearings so this doesn't happen to you.

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