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I was attempting to remove my bashguard to cleanup the look of the drivetrain a little on my Inbred and just cannot get the last chainring bolt removed. I think maybe I got a little overzealous with the lock-tite when I first put this thing together and after about a year of riding thru the dust, dirt and muck I just can't get the last bolt loose.

I tried soaking the bolt in WD40 and even purchased this useless tool from Performance which helped a little with the other bolts but this last one won't budge. Any suggestions before I just take it into the shop to bang on it for me? Thanks!
 

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Try this tool

on the front side. All you have to do is drill deep enough to seperate the head from the threads, then just push it through. It should take about 20 seconds.

 

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Fast Eddy said:
on the front side. All you have to do is drill deep enough to seperate the head from the threads, then just push it through. It should take about 20 seconds.
Yeah, I was hoping to avoid drilling out the bolt but it's starting to look like my only option at this point.
 

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Riding for Sanity said:
A propane torch would loosen things up a bit. Though I have never tried this on a bicycle, the torch is a auto tech's last resort.
Probably wouldn't be too good for the polycarbonate bashguard on there.

More and more I'm starting to think I kinda' like the bashguard where it is but it still doesn't change the fact that I'll eventually have to deal with the stuck bolt when it comes time to replace the chainring.
 

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Riding for Sanity said:
A propane torch would loosen things up a bit. Though I have never tried this on a bicycle, the torch is a auto tech's last resort.
Up here in road salt country I pull out my torch as soon as I pull out ther rest of my tools. I save the nasty chemicals for last.
 

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go to your local paint store.

Get a 5in1 tool. it is flat, has a thick edge and longer therefore more torque. then loosen the bolt. that tool u bought is as useless as Bill Gates on a MAC. the tool at the paint store is only 5 bucks.
 
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