Re: [CR] stuck derailleur bolt

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Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 15:23:43 -0600
From: "Jim Sullivan" <>
To: Peter Brueggeman <>
Subject: Re: [CR] stuck derailleur bolt

first off, sorry everyone that i didn't sign off a post correctly. i'm new and promise to do better.

i tried the hairdryer and boiling water. netiher worked and i'm also a bit scared of heat, since the frame is bonded, glued and screwed. the freeze-off will be my next attempt.

thanks all,

jim sullivan fenton missouri, usa

On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 3:08 PM, Peter Brueggeman <> wrote:
> Jim Sullivan asks "... the 980 that is on [his Alan] has a frozen bolt,
> that won't budge. ...any thoughts of what i can do to get the 980 off the
> bike..."
> You might try Freeze-Off. It is a penetrating oil aerosol spray coming out
> of the nozzle at very cold temperature. The parts shrink a bit in chilling,
> which may break them loose from each other plus the shrinkage will allow
> better penetration by the oil. Useful for bike parts, handlebar stems, etc.
> Available at auto stores,, etc.
> ..........
> Peter Brueggeman
> La Jolla California USA
> 4peebee(at)
> _______________________________________________

-- Jim