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Budweiser-fueled wrenching at midnight inOldEdScott
Jan 6, 2004 9:53 AM
low-light conditions will cause you to round out the head of a recessed Allen bolt in a classic 20-year-old derailleur. Every time.

Now. Who has a suggestion of how I can soberly get that damn bolt out? Remember, it's recessed in the derailleur body and I can't hacksaw a screwdriver slot onto it.
Drill it and use a ez-out. nmJuanmoretime
Jan 6, 2004 10:02 AM
go to sears and get their new stripped bolt toolspookyload
Jan 6, 2004 10:21 AM
It works like a charm. There are different sizes so just get the one you need.
Will it work on a recessed bolt?OldEdScott
Jan 6, 2004 10:31 AM
Yes, it looks like an allen wrench with a funny tipspookyload
Jan 6, 2004 2:56 PM
re: Budweiser-fueled wrenching at midnight inboyd2
Jan 7, 2004 9:52 AM
You might be able to find an easy-out that just fits the socket of the cap screw. That would eliminate the drill step of the easy out.

If none of the above ideas work you could drill it from the back side and tap for a small (#6) thread. Install a socket head cap screw in the back side and use that to drive the main stuck screw out.