It's times like this, I wish I did my own work, but a local bike builder installed mine. I do know he ordered a diamond tip saw blade to cut it off, but didn't mention any special drill bit to drill them out. The problem is that if you get the metal too hot while sawing off the ends, then the chrome will blue. Probably not much help, but that is all I know.After cutting the originals off, did you need a special drill bit to go through the shafts?? fairly easy?? Thx
Nothing special other than metal drill bits..After cutting the originals off, did you need a special drill bit to go through the shafts?? fairly easy?? Thx
And dont have someone over your shoulder saying "your not through yet?"Nothing special other than metal drill bits..
Start with a smaller bit then a bit larger, then the size that meets the bolt size.. (normally 5/16)
Try to keep the temp down while drilling not to heat the chrome finish too hot..
Don't get in a hurry...
A sawzall works great while the pedals are on the bike..This is defintely something I want to do soon also. I know that using a sawzall will be a little flimsy and a angle grinder with a thin cutoff blade would heat up too much. What did you use? Defintely use some oil when your drilling so you dont chew up bits. And I would use a black of wood so when you get through it wont push through and hit the frame or radiator. I think taking both arms off would be easier but looks kinda tough to do.
none of the above..lol..let me guess......RSS, or the wifey??
Ha, that's funny...none of the above..lol..
He was at my house when we cut them off...
I used the sawzall to cut them off and a he drilled the holes out..
I was giving him shit along the way.. However I did feed the oil while he was drilling..
Loctite and stainless steel bolts..