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    Dropped a hex wrench inside the frame

    Well this is great. When installing the cable housing internally on my Troy, I used a small hex wrench to guide and pull the housing out of the holes of the frame. It fell in. How do I get it out? Can I take the cranks off and access the inside of the frame without any special tools?

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    seems like the troy has a press fit BB, I'd try first to remove the fork and try to get the wrench out through the head tube, seems easier than through the BB, not if your BB doesn't have the sleeves going side to side, them you might be able to get it out just removing the cranks... but still I'd try headtube first

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    Ah, I didn't think of removing the fork. Good idea. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolatt View Post
    Ah, I didn't think of removing the fork. Good idea. Thanks.

    Unfortunately there is no opening from the top or down tube to the headtube. Looks like I have to go in through the BB.

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    Maybe a strong magnet would grab that hex key? Not sure if you'd ever get it back out of the cable port but might be worth a try.

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    Phew. I managed to shake it out the seat tube.

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