Re: [CR]clogged drop-out adjuster hole

Example: Component Manufacturers:Chater-Lea

Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 06:16:46 GMT
Subject: Re: [CR]clogged drop-out adjuster hole
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Dropout screws present a number of possible problems and a number of possible ways to remove the broken screws. Each case should be examined closely before a course of action is decided upon. Drilling is probably not the first choice on the list, although it can work. It is not always easily done, as Steve has mentioned. Extreme care must be taken if this approach is the only option. Hopefully it is not the only option. Actually, a lazer removal is possible if one gets desperate and is not comfortable with other means. I'll look at it for you next week at your place if you haven't found a solution. In the meantime soak it with Kroil and tap the area gently with a brass hammer every so often to inspire it to loosen a bit if it's inclined. Don't get impatient, we'll get it out one way or another.

Brian Baylis
La Mesa, CA

-- "C. Andrews" wrote:

I've started cleaning up a frame that had one of the drop-out adjuster screws broken off inside the hole. Both ends of the screw are busted off.

I've never had to deal with this particular problem before, but I know it's common.

If I had any sense, I'd have this frame restored, repainted, etc. and the shop could deal with this problem... but this frame, rough as it is, is not going to be restored, so, any ideas on how to get that little section of screw out of the drop-out?

Thanks for any help. Please e-mail me privately in addition to the list.

Charles Andrews