The frame is carrying some old but perfectly serviceable Arundel carbon bottle cages. However, two of the allen bolts now spin in the frame rather than come undone. I assume that getting them out / off will end in their demise, and the frame will need new rivnuts fitting by a bike shop?
Both the cable adjusters on the downtube cable stops are jammed. I'm assuming that they've galled into place. This is actually quite irritating as they actually would've come in quite useful recently (I had a couple of bad indexing days) and it's a pity that such a nice little bit of engineering is now stuck solid. I haven't actually tried really forcing them - would that be worth the bother? If they won't come unstuck, how much of a big deal would it be to get them replaced? I wonder if Enigma (who are down the road from me) might be able to do something like that.
It's one of the older ones with an integrated headset. Any suggestions for replacing the Cane Creek one with anything that might be better (longer lasting or lighter)?
You can you try to repair using this method
http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-hel ... e-fittings
Cane Creek makes a stainless steel version for integrated headsets IS-6
Where are you located? PM if you don't want to post.
Alas, I got a bit frustrated with the cable stops, tried to force them, and both the threaded sections broke. They were properly stuck / galled, so I think it was inevitable. Now trying to find a ti frame specialist to get me back to square one.
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I don't know what is the equivalent in the UK but it's not WD40.
So what I understand is the threads of the bolts are stuck in the frame.
You could use a dremel and drill a small hole in the center of the bolt then use a bolt extractor and take them out.
Of course soak them in penetrating oil first.
Be VERY careful with that style of screw extractor. It's made very hard so it is quite brittle, especially in the smaller sizes. It is easy to snap it off. When you do that you're really screwed.
Start with small bit work up, I wouldn't be surprised if during drilling the sleeve of the old adjuster catches on the drill bit and free's off from the frame....
If the shit hits the fan, get local Ti fabricator to weld on a couple of new bosses... no biggie...
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