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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 3:24 am 
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Used a red hot screw driver to melt away any adhesive in front of the cable - in turn probably shrunk the carbon a little bit and the cable just popped out

I hope none of you even have to deal with something like this, but thanks for your help!


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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 3:59 am 
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well done mate :thumbup:
these things happen.

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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 7:59 am 
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One more question.. The bottom bracket that comes on the foil is a press fit Shimano BB91. I have a SRAM GXP crank and it looks like I need a spacer. Is that the case? I thought the two were compatible?

Edit: Nevermind, I guess they aren't. Which SRAM Pressfit bottom bracket would I need?


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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:44 am 
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SRAM/Truvativ Press Fit GXP. Basically a set of GXP bearings in Delrin cups to press into a frame. If you have a road frame it's likely an 86mm shell width, not 91. Only difference there is the length of the internal seal sleeve, if you end up with a 91 (mtb) then just cut to fit.

http://www.sram.com/truvativ/products/truvativ-pressfit-gxp-bb

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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 11:11 am 
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justinn wrote:
http://www.lifeandhome.com/welder-730657-professional-welder-adhesive-1-oz.html?gclid=CK6Z1daW_bYCFYx_QgodlQMAZw

that is what I used, I'm not sure what it is

Dremeling is much harder than I thought it would be, probably making it worse. I'm going to call a local carbon repair shop on Monday


according to the msds the solvent in that glue is toluene, so white spirit or petrol will probably work ok too

if it's a cf frame i'd be wary of using a soldering iron/other heat source in case it affects the epoxy resin or damages the cable guides


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