Is there any way of tightening this screw back in without removing the wheel/mudguard? There must've been an awful lot of jiggling and vibrating over the years for it to work itself out completely.
Mark_Robson said:I don't how you could. What's the issue with removing the wheel?
HiGerry Attrick said:Try the gift of penetrating oil Maz. At some stage that guard will have to come off. The longer you leave a seized bolt, the harder it will be to get out. Immerse yourself in the challenge, and when you replace the bolt, gease it well!
What does this mean? What is threadlock?02GF74 said:We can only presume extreme laziness - probably took longer to type up the post, then read replies than to remove the wheel!!
Assuming the thread has not stripped in the frame, chase out thread with a tap, use a new bolt and some threadlock. Job done for all eternity if done correctly.
OK, thanks, longers.longers said:
ROFLMAObriank said:But it's a lifetime investment, Maz!
A lifetime of knowing that, where you've used the threadlock at least, the world is as it should be!
Money well spent, unless you're planning on dying in the next 12 months - cos then it would be costing as much as 2p a day to avert trouble unnecessarily.