Seized Nipple Help


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Brutuskend

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Apr 3, 2011
960
1,137
Eugene / Springfield Oregon
#21
Have you tried PB blaster?
I have had better luck with that than with wd 40. Heat is usually a good last resort.
I have used a spoke wrench, turned it to the left then stuck a screw driver in the wrench to keep it twisted in that direction then heated it up. Sometimes works sometimes not...
 
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pedalpower17

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 20, 2010
269
280
Michigan
#23
I have used a spoke wrench, turned it to the left then stuck a screw driver in the wrench to keep it twisted in that direction then heated it up. Sometimes works sometimes not...
Of my three, one came loose, another snapped off in the nipple and the third is still stuck. This method sounds worth a try. thanks.
 
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pedalpower17

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 20, 2010
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280
Michigan
#24
I hate it when I mix my old original grease with the new modern stuff it just doesn’t feel the same too me...I feel like I violated the bike...
here's what you can do...take that old worn grease, scrape it off and grind it into a powdery paste. Then, add a little 100% virgin olive oil, the good stuff from the top shelf at the grocery store, mix it until it's moist again and right back into those hubs or bottom bracket! Maintained in her pure condition....
 
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redline1968

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Oct 16, 2008
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4,027
Seattle, United States
#26
That’s great if it works but I’m a 40+ year mechanic and body man ....food oil isn’t petroleum it’s a deadly combo on bearings. I use petroilum grease designed for high stress and heat...which preserves the bicycle and improves the bicycle ride qualities.
here's what you can do...take that old worn grease, scrape it off and grind it into a powdery paste. Then, add a little 100% virgin olive oil, the good stuff from the top shelf at the grocery store, mix it until it's moist again and right back into those hubs or bottom bracket! Maintained in her pure condition....
 

pedalpower17

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 20, 2010
269
280
Michigan
#29
hat’s great if it works but I’m a 40+ year mechanic and body man ....food oil isn’t petroleum it’s a deadly combo on bearings. I use petroilum grease designed for high stress and heat...which preserves the bicycle and improves the bicycle ride qualities.
Couldn't agree more, Redline. I was just throwing out a little BS for fun. While I enjoy the pursuit of OE, I also put grease in the same category as as chain lube and air in the tires...meant to be replaced regularly. As for nipples, I'll just resist the temptation to follow CyclingDay down the Kama Sutra path....which really belongs on the Babes On Bikes thread.
 

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