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    New question here. WTF Grip cap stuck in my bar...

    my ODI grip "end cap" snapped in two when I was pulling it out of the bar.
    I loosened the phillips head screw and pulled...the plastic cap came out but the screw and remaining plastic remained in the bar.

    Now I can't get it out because it's too far in and wedged tight.

    I tried using a spoke but it won't budge.

    I normally wouldn't care...but its a Gravity Carbon DH bar. So I really don't want a foreign object wedged in there.

    Any ideas on how to get it out?

    I'm thinking I have to get something really long and try to push it out...as opposed to pulling.

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    I would try what you put last and try pushing from the other side.

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    Compressed air? you gotta know someone with a compressor that will blow about 120 PSI....
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    use a paintball gun with no paint and seal up the sides

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    Bunch of vaseline and send a gerbil...........

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    Could you drill a hole in it and screw a larger screw into that, then use it to pull the junk out? See if you can find a piece of pipe to slide into the bar to drill through - in order to prevent the drill from skipping and damaging the interior of the bar.

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    It's a collet, you just need to get the wedge to release. Sounds easier than actually getting it done in this case. Some wd-40 and a solid whack to the center nut should release the wedge. Just be sure not to hit the external part cause it will just drive further in.
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    The cone in the middle of the sleeve acts as a "wedge". That is what holds it tight. Thread the bolt back in to the nut in the cone , then tap the bolt to force the cone further into the bar. That should release the pressure on the sleeve, allowing you to pull the whole unit out.
    If you can't thread the bolt in, then use something narrow to drive the cone into the bar, yank the sleeve out with needlenose pliers, then tip the bar and the cone will fall out.
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    problem

    Quote Originally Posted by neverwalk
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    The cone in the middle of the sleeve acts as a "wedge". That is what holds it tight. Thread the bolt back in to the nut in the cone , then tap the bolt to force the cone further into the bar. That should release the pressure on the sleeve, allowing you to pull the whole unit out.
    If you can't thread the bolt in, then use something narrow to drive the cone into the bar, yank the sleeve out with needlenose pliers, then tip the bar and the cone will fall out.

    I tried to BACK THE SCREW OUT...not thread it further.
    since it didn't work, I tried the spoke and basically it's wedged where the bend in the bar begins.

    so, should I try to get a screwdriver in and turn the phillips screw CLOCKWISE to tighten?

    then, assuming I can do that, will it release and just fall out if I tip the bar in a vertical position?

    thanks for the help....

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    gerbil

    Quote Originally Posted by 006_007
    Bunch of vaseline and send a gerbil...........
    this was my first choice...unfortunately the gerbil is stuck now too....

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    No, you thread the screw in just a little, and then you tap the screw in. This allows the wedge to free itself.

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    easy stuff

    tilt bar 90 degrees so the bottom of plugged bar is towards the ground

    fill with water

    slap bar.....making a seal as you hit it with palm of hand.....this will blow out the other side
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    Quote Originally Posted by freeriderB
    this was my first choice...unfortunately the gerbil is stuck now too....
    I hope you mean in the bar!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    easy stuff

    tilt bar 90 degrees so the bottom of plugged bar is towards the ground

    fill with water

    slap bar.....making a seal as you hit it with palm of hand.....this will blow out the other side
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    easy stuff
    tilt bar 90 degrees so the bottom of plugged bar is towards the ground
    fill with water
    slap bar.....making a seal as you hit it with palm of hand.....this will blow out the other side
    yea, like this:
    <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/lDMcrvjDpCY&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/lDMcrvjDpCY&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

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    impressive

    Quote Originally Posted by 08nwsula
    yea, like this:
    <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/lDMcrvjDpCY&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/lDMcrvjDpCY&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

    wow...never saw this before.
    i'm not so sure it would work on a 28" bar though...
    ...will it?
    that piece of plastic would fly out like a non-lethal slug.
    Better watch where I point that thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    easy stuff

    tilt bar 90 degrees so the bottom of plugged bar is towards the ground

    fill with water

    slap bar.....making a seal as you hit it with palm of hand.....this will blow out the other side

    That's only gonna work if the plug is water-tight, which I doubt it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mothahucker
    That's only gonna work if the plug is water-tight, which I doubt it is.

    even if it is slow...it will blow it out
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