I wanted to put colored handle bars on my bike but I cant get to original ones off with the allen wrench. I am afraid that if I push to hard I will bend or brake the handle bars. Does anyone have a technique for getting them off?
The allen bolt that hold on the bar end has red Loctite on it to keep it from vibrating out. To get it off you can apply heat if you are not worried about the paint on the stock bar end. If you don't use heat use a good quality allen wrench (the ones in the tool kit aren't) and apply slow pressure with a cheater (extension like a pipe).
I had same problem, however easily overcome by using an impact driver, relatively cheap device which applies turning motion to screw/ bolt/allen when impacted with hammer...This has effect of jarring loose from loctite/rust and keps solid contact with allen head..This is a very useful piece of equipment which has got me out of trouble on many occasions..
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