removing dual hex key chainring bolts- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ECOdork's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    229

    removing dual hex key chainring bolts

    maybe I'm just slow but why can't I figure out how to take off these chainring bolts without stripping the crap out of them?
    How's it done? Is there a technique I'm missing?

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: boomn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    10,022
    have you double-checked the correct wrench sizes for yours? The ones I tried were a 5mm on the outside and 4mm on the inside IIRC.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ECOdork's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    229
    I guess we all have our slow, dumbazz, pendejo moments, eh?
    That's what you get for trying to hurry and half-azz things....

    Yep, thanks Boomn--6mm on the outside and 5mm on the inside. It took 5 min to swap the rings once i figured out this advanced puzzle.

    ...though I suppose this could help another poor fool who is stumped by a bolt with 2 different size holes!

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: boomn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    10,022
    Quote Originally Posted by ECOdork
    ...though I suppose this could help another poor fool who is stumped by a bolt with 2 different size holes!
    Absolutely... you only asked for the sake of the others to come.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    24
    I didn't know they even made such a beast. I'm gonna get me some of dem der double hex bolts. I'm tired messing with them slotted ones.
    Thanks!

  6. #6
    PSYCHOLUST
    Reputation: scyule's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    483
    Just my TWO CENTS........ I have never seen a chain ring bolt set up that is a two-sided allen.... I have seen 2-sided TORX.

    FSA uses TORX and I'd assume others do as well.

    I'm certainly NOT calling anyones intelligence into question, just that with a poorly likt garage (or 50 year old retnas, like mine) it can be easy to mistake a TORX head for an ALLEN ......

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation: boomn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    10,022
    Quote Originally Posted by scyule
    Just my TWO CENTS........ I have never seen a chain ring bolt set up that is a two-sided allen.... I have seen 2-sided TORX.

    FSA uses TORX and I'd assume others do as well.

    I'm certainly NOT calling anyones intelligence into question, just that with a poorly likt garage (or 50 year old retnas, like mine) it can be easy to mistake a TORX head for an ALLEN ......
    like these?

  8. #8
    Out spokin'
    Reputation: Sparticus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    Posts
    9,661
    Quote Originally Posted by boomn
    like these?
    Yup. The four sets I bought a few years ago are def AH, not Torx.

    TruVativ brand.

    --Sparty
    disciplesofdirt.org

    We don't quit riding because we get old.
    We get old because we quit riding.

Members who have read this thread: 1

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.