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jischr
09-12-2013, 09:16 PM
Bought a used pair of neutrons, went to grease the front bearings and can't get the end caps to break free. Is this a routine occurrence with an elegant solution, or add a pipe to the hex wrenchs and brute force it? If brute force which threads will strip first, the cap or the axle?

thirdgenbird
09-12-2013, 10:28 PM
The domed plastic cap? I just put a pick or small flat blade screw driver in one othe gaps by the spoke. It doesn't take much force to pull it off for there.

thwart
09-12-2013, 10:44 PM
Yep. Easy-peasy.

Just don't lose 'em or crack 'em. Hard to find replacements...

jischr
09-12-2013, 11:22 PM
Not the dirt/dust cover, I'm speaking of the aluminum ends you put the two 5mm wrenches into.

thwart
09-13-2013, 07:57 AM
Bought a used pair of neutrons, went to grease the front bearings and can't get the end caps to break free. Is this a routine occurrence with an elegant solution, or add a pipe to the hex wrenchs and brute force it? If brute force which threads will strip first, the cap or the axle?
I've had some that were very stubborn, but have yet to strip a thread.

thirdgenbird
09-13-2013, 08:03 AM
I have as well. Right when I thought it was too much force, it broke free and everything looked perfect.