removing stripped pivot - C-dale Prophet- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: freeriderB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,631

    New question here. removing stripped pivot - C-dale Prophet

    I tried removing my main pivot on my Prophet because there is play.
    Unfortunately, as I hold one side and loosen...nothing backs out.
    Something is stripped and I need to know how to remove it.

    One side is an allen head screw, the other side of the pivot bolt is a large locking nut.

    Any ideas how to remove w/o destroying?

    thanks.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    530
    Does the Allen head side come off when loose? If not, you have problems. If yes, back it in 1/4 of the way and tap on it to push the bolt thru (to get it started).

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: freeriderB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,631

    pivot

    Quote Originally Posted by NS-NV
    Does the Allen head side come off when loose? If not, you have problems. If yes, back it in 1/4 of the way and tap on it to push the bolt thru (to get it started).
    no, neither side comes off.
    I use an allen wrench on one side, and a socket on the nut.
    I hold one side and turn the other...both are loose but neither comes out.

    The Allen head is flush on a "cap" that is part of the pivot bolt.

    Last time I removed it to clean, I used anti sieze and all was good.

    Im thinking it's the threads on the pivot and/or the nut.

    Bearings WERE smooth...

    Going to the LBS tonight.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    558
    The pivot bolt has threads on the end of it and the nut hold everything together. I suspect that you over torqued the fastner last time you put it together since you put never seize on the threads. Cannondale calls for blue Loctite. I know the hex is pretty big on the nut but the threads are pretty fine and made of aluminum. There is a torque value on the Cannondale website.
    You have 2 options. Grab the nut with vice grips. This will allow you to pull out on the nut as you rotate the bolt with the allen key. Failing that you will need to file or grind the nut off. After it is gone you will be able to use a punch to tap the pivot bolt out and replace it.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: freeriderB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,631
    Quote Originally Posted by myarmisonfire
    The pivot bolt has threads on the end of it and the nut hold everything together. I suspect that you over torqued the fastner last time you put it together since you put never seize on the threads. Cannondale calls for blue Loctite. I know the hex is pretty big on the nut but the threads are pretty fine and made of aluminum. There is a torque value on the Cannondale website.
    You have 2 options. Grab the nut with vice grips. This will allow you to pull out on the nut as you rotate the bolt with the allen key. Failing that you will need to file or grind the nut off. After it is gone you will be able to use a punch to tap the pivot bolt out and replace it.

    thanks for the info...I'll try tonight.

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.