Re: [CR]removing a dustcap help

Example: Racing:Jean Robic

Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2005 11:30:11 -0700
From: Doug Van Cleve <>
Subject: Re: [CR]removing a dustcap help
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Hey Tom, Depends on what you mean by destroying it. If the center allen hole absolutely isn't going to get it off, you could drill 2 small holes a la Mavic (get the little tool first so you get the spacing and size right) and try unscrewing it that way. Good luck :^) Doug Van Cleve Chandler, AZ

On 10/4/05, Tom Hayes <> wrote:
> I need the collective experience of the mechanical gurus on the list. I
> have
> sprayed a Campagnolo dustcap with lubricants in an attempt to break the
> bond
> in the threads, gently rapped it to attempt to loosen it up some, but
> regardless or as if laughing at those efforts, the duscap will round out
> the
> insides if I give the hex wrench anymore force. I have already created
> slight "give" on the edges. Is there anything that can be done to remove
> the
> dustcap without destroying it?
> Thank you.
> Cheers
> --
> Tom Hayes
> Chagrin Falls, Ohio