Oops, sheared bolt...

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Oops, sheared bolt...

Postby [XAP]Bob » 1 Dec 2014, 8:35pm

Bolt holding the mid drive pulley on my ICE sprint just sheared off...

I might have been in a a bad gear combination due to talking to someone in the office, and then pushed a bit hard due to being late (talking to someone in the office)...
Bang.

Limped to an lbs, spent a while in their workshop trying to get the end of the bolt out of the frame. No luck.
GT85, drills, torx bits, screwdriver, drift punches...

"bother", "bother", "bother".

Need to go and prep MrsBob's trike for my commute tomorrow...
Or my bike, which I thought was away for winter, but it looks to have warmed up a bit... Bonus.
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Re: Oops, sheared bolt...

Postby Tigerbiten » 1 Dec 2014, 9:17pm

I think I've heard of that happening once before.

If something like that happened to me, I'd get in contact with ICE and see what they say about it as their after-sales service is so good.
But you may have to send the main part of frame back to them ....... :cry:

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Re: Oops, sheared bolt...

Postby [XAP]Bob » 1 Dec 2014, 11:02pm

I think I'll try a screw extractor - but I'll probably talk to them about potential remedies.

Actually if I hang on until Christmas I'll be passing by...
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Re: Oops, sheared bolt...

Postby Trikeyohreilly » 1 Dec 2014, 11:11pm

Crap! As said, and as you know, ICE will help all they can. Sadly I can offer more. Best of luck and let us know how it works out. Ed

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Re: Oops, sheared bolt...

Postby Elizabethsdad » 2 Dec 2014, 12:19pm

Nah, it's a scrapper mate, total write off. I'll do you a favour and come round and take it off your hands for a fiver. Can't say fairer than that.

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Re: Oops, sheared bolt...

Postby [XAP]Bob » 2 Dec 2014, 12:23pm

Elizabethsdad wrote:Nah, it's a scrapper mate, total write off. I'll do you a favour and come round and take it off your hands for a fiver. Can't say fairer than that.

Absolutely - no problem - I'll tell you what, £3...

You take the bolt, leave the trike ;)
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Re: Oops, sheared bolt...

Postby Tigerbiten » 2 Dec 2014, 12:41pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:
Elizabethsdad wrote:Nah, it's a scrapper mate, total write off. I'll do you a favour and come round and take it off your hands for a fiver. Can't say fairer than that.

Absolutely - no problem - I'll tell you what, £3...

You take the bolt, leave the trike ;)

It's a deal.
But I'm in a hurry so I'll have to use an angle grinder to get it out ....... :lol:

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Re: Oops, sheared bolt...

Postby [XAP]Bob » 2 Dec 2014, 1:12pm

Tigerbiten wrote:
[XAP]Bob wrote:
Elizabethsdad wrote:Nah, it's a scrapper mate, total write off. I'll do you a favour and come round and take it off your hands for a fiver. Can't say fairer than that.

Absolutely - no problem - I'll tell you what, £3...

You take the bolt, leave the trike ;)

It's a deal.
But I'm in a hurry so I'll have to use an angle grinder to get it out ....... :lol:


Erm, no ;) No scratching the paint, I want to hang the scrapped frame in my living room...
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Re: Oops, sheared bolt...

Postby NUKe » 2 Dec 2014, 2:53pm

If you know anybody that handy with MiG welder a small blob of weld on the top of the bolt , will do two things give you something to get of, and the localised heat will break the corrosion.
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Re: Oops, sheared bolt...

Postby [XAP]Bob » 2 Dec 2014, 3:11pm

Where to ground it....
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Re: Oops, sheared bolt...

Postby NUKe » 2 Dec 2014, 3:23pm

Seat bolt or head race possibly, I don't know, but a friend removed one from a drop out in an old frame of mine using this method, I think he ground it onthe drop out
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Re: Oops, sheared bolt...

Postby forlorn hope » 2 Dec 2014, 6:01pm

As a final solution if nothing else works,icelette sell a terracycle idler clamp.
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Re: Oops, sheared bolt...

Postby [XAP]Bob » 2 Dec 2014, 6:05pm

forlorn hope wrote:As a final solution if nothing else works,icelette sell a terracycle idler clamp.

Iceletta wrote:Dear customer, due to the strong demand, the Clamp on Terracycle Idler Mount 60 mm are sold out right now. But we expect a shipment from TerraCycle mid-August 2013.

(Yes they also claim to be in stock)
It does at least give me a fall back position. I shall fix MrsBob's trike tonight, and give it a bit more chain ;)
Then at least I can concentrate on getting that finished (e-assist would be good if we get a winter this year)...
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Re: Oops, sheared bolt...

Postby Edwards » 3 Dec 2014, 6:38am

I can not help right now but should be back in Brum around the 13th and would be able to help with the Mig welder removal.
Ley me know if you need help.
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Re: Oops, sheared bolt...

Postby [XAP]Bob » 3 Dec 2014, 7:05am

Possible...
Just put some mudguards on the upright yesterday (and damaged another finger in the process of refitting the kick stand)
Also fixed up most of the gearing on MrsBob's trike (bottom gear is too close to the wheel though, chain rubs on the tyre) - not hooked up the power assist though (then I won't need the gears ;) )

Trike sat in garage awaiting thought
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
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