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post #1 of 5 Old 03-11-2011, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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I am an idiot tip for fallen square fender nut

Put on a front fork brace and needed to loosen all the fender bolts as I wanted even pressure or some such anal nonsense.

The gravity overtook left front square nut frictional stability (I could tell by a high frequency echoing pinging sound as it bounced into a crack smaller then the nut). Any way found it , and rather then take the tire off or tear skin off my fingers, I glued it to a disposable chop stick with a bit of pliobond (sets up in 10 minutes enough to hold it) and held it in place - easy as dropping it in the first place

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post #2 of 5 Old 03-11-2011, 08:34 PM
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For future reference. The fender is flexible. It won't affect the brace installation. Loosening the axle pinch bolt is the only recommended precaution. I did the same thing with that trapped nut doing something else once. A sticky side out circle of tape on a stick did the job for me.

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post #3 of 5 Old 03-11-2011, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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I did flex the fender

but the right part of the brace didn't want to slip down flat agaist the lower fork tube, even with some paper to try to slide. I guess they all have a little variation in tolerances
Tape is too easy ! No glue on your fingers to clean up !

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post #4 of 5 Old 03-15-2011, 01:28 AM
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Are your fork inner tubes the same height above the top triple?
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-25-2011, 01:54 PM
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I taped the barrel part of that nut into an 11mm closed end wrench (It will fit in a 9mm wrench but the handle was too short). Then I pushed it up into position. By using the closed end wrench I could put a little force to get it aligned with the hole. For the right side I did have to use a piece of wood between the fender and the tire to twist the fender into the right position. Left side lined up OK.

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