Expansion Plug Stuck in Fork

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by David Jones, Mar 6, 2004.

  1. David Jones

    David Jones Guest

    I got the TCR Carbon fork installed (kind of) this
    afternoon; Except for one thing. The expansion plug Ring is
    stuck big time in the fork tube. I was going to remove the
    compression piece as I was only "test fitting" and then I
    noticed the concave shaped piece that expands the
    compression plug fell to the bottom of the fork, and the
    piece that binds to the expansion ring of the fork tube was
    stuck! At first I tried using a screwdriver to turn and lift
    up simultaneously, at first it was working, and then it dug
    in a little more so I stopped.

    Does any one have a "home made" tool idea to pull this damn
    thing out?

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    -David
     
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  2. Werehatrack

    Werehatrack Guest

    On Sat, 6 Mar 2004 20:50:18 -0500, "David Jones" <[email protected]>
    may have said:

    >I got the TCR Carbon fork installed (kind of) this
    >afternoon; Except for one thing. The expansion plug Ring is
    >stuck big time in the fork tube. I was going to remove the
    >compression piece as I was only "test fitting" and then I
    >noticed the concave shaped piece that expands the
    >compression plug fell to the bottom of the fork, and the
    >piece that binds to the expansion ring of the fork tube was
    >stuck! At first I tried using a screwdriver to turn and
    >lift up simultaneously, at first it was working, and then
    >it dug in a little more so I stopped.
    >
    >Does any one have a "home made" tool idea to pull this damn
    >thing out?
    >
    >Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    Find a lube spray that is not injurious to the resin (no, I
    don't know of one), squirt it down into the tube, turn the
    bike over, and poke and shake until the parts come out.
    Otherwise, leave the stuff in the bottom of the tube and get
    a replacement to employ for the actual task.

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