Re: [CR]Nutz to allen key conversion (Was Nutty superbe..)

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Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2001 06:54:24 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Tom Dalton" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Nutz to allen key conversion (Was Nutty superbe..)
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> Some
> one gave me the idea to
> sand off the chrome, then run a five by 1 mm die
> over the center bolt to
> thread it down further, then cut off the excess.

Minor points:

1) Use a 6 x 1.0 mm die, 5 mm is not the right size. 2) Use the rear nutted centerbolt as the front allen centerbolt (they're the same length), then modify the front nutted bolt (really long) for use as the rear allen centerbolt (really short). 3) After extending the threads on the bolt, screw a 6mm nut (or the die) all the way onto the bolt and then cut the bolt. After making the cut, the removal of this nut will restore the thread where it gets mashed by your hacksaw.

...and like Dale said, lotsa oil!

Tom Dalton

> You don't have to sand off the chrome.. Just use a
> lot of tapping
> lubricant.. That's the way it was done BEFORE allen
> keyed brakes were common!
> I tapped and shortened many Campag center bolts in
> the olde days!
> The only other way of course is to replace the
> center bolt altogether.
> Dale Brown
> cycles de ORO, Inc.
> 1410 Mill Street
> Greensboro, North Carolina
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