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Old 04-30-2012, 07:01 PM   #16
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Perfect example of why you shouldn't put a bunch of threadlock on small grub screws. I bought a used roller recently and I had to drill out almost every 3mm grub since the previous owner seized them all up with too much threadlock. They would strip when you tried to remove them. I could drill them all the way through then remove the excess with a screw extractor. Luckily I could just re-tap the hole with a 3mm tap if the threads got buggered.
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Just figured I would report back. I took the carrier and threw it as FAR as I can into the desert. Then I took the Harbor Freight extractor set and did the same thing. I feel much better now.

By the way the Allen broke when I was trying to put it back together. Everything came apart just fine, but the set screw simply would not screw in properly. This is not a case where I used to much Loctite. Guess Losi will get me for another $90.
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Were you just trying to get the allen out or the grub screw too?

Since the hub is aluminum you could try tack welding the whole grub screw onto a steel dowel/rod, and twist it back out.

Of course the easiest method is if you know a machinist... give it to them. Case of beer is cheaper than new carriers.
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Were you just trying to get the allen out or the grub screw too?

Since the hub is aluminum you could try tack welding the whole grub screw onto a steel dowel/rod, and twist it back out.

Of course the easiest method is if you know a machinist... give it to them. Case of beer is cheaper than new carriers.
I tried both. After all the drilling the allen and grub became one. I still have the carrier so I might bring it to someone tomorrow. I called a close friend that's a machinist, and his message stated he was out of the country till next week The spindles are on back order to boot. What upsets me most is that I only have 2 rides on this set.
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Joe, just drill it out of there and drill the hole out also and then re-tap it for a 4mm set screw. You need a drill press
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Joe, just drill it out of there and drill the hole out also and then re-tap it for a 4mm set screw. You need a drill press
I ordered another set in the meantime till my friend with a press gets back from his vacation. I would be willing to pay someone local to fix this for me if anyones interested.

Thanx for all the help
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I'm tellen ya, small strong magnet always works for me. It's not like that piece is glued in there. No need to drill anything. I use one of those little magnets on a retractable rod for when you drop something. You just need to find one with a small tip since it is a little recessed.
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I'm tellen ya, small strong magnet always works for me. It's not like that piece is glued in there. No need to drill anything. I use one of those little magnets on a retractable rod for when you drop something. You just need to find one with a small tip since it is a little recessed.
Work it around with the tip of a exacto knife and then use a strong magnet.. Always works for me.
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Work it around with the tip of a exacto knife and then use a strong magnet.. Always works for me.
Yep, sometimes you have to work it loose a little cause a hex that breaks usually gets stuck at the engaged position. That's why in my original post I mentioned tapping on the broken piece a little. It loosens it from a stuck position a little. I don't know how many tips over the years have broken off in pinion set screws. Several at least.
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