Small Drill-out Job

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by blixet, May 17, 2019 at 1:02 PM.

  1. blixet

    blixet Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Gabriel Valley
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Bronson
    Finally got around to drilling out the retaining bolt/pin that goes through the caliper and pad/spring assembly. The head snapped off last time I replaced my front pads. Took some finessing and a bit of tapping with a narrow diameter punch to get it all, but was successful in the end. No damage to the caliper other than I think the threads are toast but I put in a cotter pin instead and all is good.
     
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  2. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Nice job on the recovery project! :thumbsup:
     
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  3. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    Needs more zip ties
     
  4. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Funny, I spent a good portion of the day drilling out a broken easy-out in a broken exhaust manifold bolt. No success.:bang:
     
  5. -ROCKY-

    -ROCKY- Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lakewood, CA
    Name:
    Rocky
    That's fun!!! :thumbsdown:
     
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  6. tfitz

    tfitz Member

    Name:
    tom fitz
    You need to use a ooo cutting tip on your torch
     
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  7. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Welcome to my world
    My favorite is drilling out the crank arms on shitty cranks and putting in a helicoil to fix stripped pedal threads.
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  8. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    Is your labor cheaper than if someone just bought new low-end cranks? And how do you strip pedal threads, anyway? I would think it would take an awful lot of torque...
     
  9. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9
    You’re looking handsome, Mr. Sausage!
     
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  10. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Never underestimate a determined bike mechanic wanna be. I have seen right-and left-handed pedals cross-threaded on, askew, all the way. That takes effort.
    "They were real hard to put on, and they just don't feel right. Maybe there's something wrong with the pedals"

    About price, the shop charges about $40 for the helicoil. Depends on what the customer wants.
    "Whatever, dude..."
     
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  11. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Thanks @DangerDirtyD. Been a awhile since our little romp on the beach...
     
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