Postby Chickenman on Mon 9/Jun/08 9:19pm

musket wrote: Oh - it sounds like the hit it harder until it comes loose trick?

I thought carbon would flare?


No, put glue on the angle grinder's blade. It re-seals the carbon as you're cutting it :thumbsup:
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Postby SlackBoy on Mon 9/Jun/08 9:20pm

musket wrote: Oh - it sounds like the hit it harder until it comes loose trick?

I thought carbon would flare?
Duh!, Thats why De-rosa send all their offcuts to the lifeguard for their gun's
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Postby musket on Mon 9/Jun/08 9:20pm

I was once VERY tempted to take a blowtorch to a pesky carbon bicycle. Very. I twitch when I think about it.
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Postby Oli on Mon 9/Jun/08 9:21pm

Chickenman wrote:
musket wrote: Oh - it sounds like the hit it harder until it comes loose trick?

I thought carbon would flare?


No, put glue on the angle grinder's blade. It re-seals the carbon as you're cutting it :thumbsup:
GREAT tip, CM! :thumbsup:
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Postby Chickenman on Mon 9/Jun/08 9:25pm

Oli wrote:
Chickenman wrote:
musket wrote: Oh - it sounds like the hit it harder until it comes loose trick?

I thought carbon would flare?


No, put glue on the angle grinder's blade. It re-seals the carbon as you're cutting it :thumbsup:
GREAT tip, CM! :thumbsup:


I thought all us good mechanics knew that trick :blush:
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Postby Oli on Mon 9/Jun/08 9:27pm

I bow before you, O Master Wrench - I was trying to pour glue on my axe, but it flew off everywhere long before it hit the carbon... :(
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Postby SlackBoy on Mon 9/Jun/08 9:29pm

Oli wrote: I bow before you, O Master Wrench - I was trying to pour glue on my axe, but it flew off everywhere long before it hit the carbon... :(
Jeez, these old skool mech's really aren't down with the carbon. If you insist on using an axe, then your best bet it F2 in a can and a 1 handed swing technique for the axe. Spray as you swing
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Postby Oli on Mon 9/Jun/08 9:31pm

I hear spray as you swing is your technique for everything! :0
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Postby Mr_Bob on Mon 9/Jun/08 9:32pm

and don't forget safety goggles :crazy:
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Postby musket on Mon 9/Jun/08 9:32pm

Lol. That sounds like Slacky - a quick job is a good job.
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Postby Chickenman on Mon 9/Jun/08 9:32pm

Oli wrote: I bow before you, O Master Wrench - I was trying to pour glue on my axe, but it flew off everywhere long before it hit the carbon... :(


The axe trick will work, but you need a vacuum in order to get the best results. In my experience, shops are unwilling to spend the money required to buy a vacuum big enough to swing an axe :(
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Postby Oli on Mon 9/Jun/08 9:33pm

True that. :(
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Postby Scotty on Mon 9/Jun/08 9:34pm

Chickenman wrote:
Oli wrote:
Chickenman wrote:
musket wrote: Oh - it sounds like the hit it harder until it comes loose trick?

I thought carbon would flare?


No, put glue on the angle grinder's blade. It re-seals the carbon as you're cutting it :thumbsup:
GREAT tip, CM! :thumbsup:


I thought all us good mechanics knew that trick :blush:

oh gawd, I laughed so hard I think I broke something...

...urk, my spleen. :cry:
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Postby mark2c on Mon 9/Jun/08 9:34pm

Oli, the axe trick could work to fit smaller bikes to larger people
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Postby musket on Mon 9/Jun/08 9:35pm

But if the shop has a large enough bar under the bench then the axe can be swung sufficiently subtly to not require glue. Remember, always use the biggest bar available for the smallest bolts.
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