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post #1 of 6 Old 06-22-2019, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, I’m trying to remove the brake lever the previous owner installed and that little nut at the bottom that holds the screw on for the lever is stripped bad that none of my wrenches will grab it even with the adjustable wrench...

Am I out of luck? Is there a way to force it off? I tried pliers but they just slip on it.

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I usually have more luck with vise grip style locking pliers, if you're trying to hold the nut stationary.

Guessing you want to preserve the lever perch, otherwise you can cut the nut off with a dremel or hacksaw.
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I usually have more luck with vise grip style locking pliers, if you're trying to hold the nut stationary.

Guessing you want to preserve the lever perch, otherwise you can cut the nut off with a dremel or hacksaw.
I’ll try the vise grips

Otherwise I will get out the dremel and try to cut it off then just get a new nut and screw. Don’t care if the perch gets scratched up.

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Got it removed with huge vise grips after applying wd-40 and a butane lighter to the nut because it was stuck on there. Perch got scratched up but nothing that some black nail polish won’t cover up.

But now wondering if anyone knows the part number for that nut?
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Got it removed with huge vise grips after applying wd-40 and a butane lighter to the nut because it was stuck on there. Perch got scratched up but nothing that some black nail polish won’t cover up.

But now wondering if anyone knows the part number for that nut?
f the bolt survived, walk into a mom and pop hardware store and buy one that fits. Should be less than .25

Ace Hardware is one of the places that should be able to sell you just one metric nut. Probably an 8mm, 10, or 12. Get a stainless steel nut, if possible with a lock nut feature (typically a nylon insert) so you don't have to worry about it backing off. When you mount it up, only use enough force to keep the lever from rattling around.
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Got it removed with huge vise grips after applying wd-40 and a butane lighter to the nut because it was stuck on there. Perch got scratched up but nothing that some black nail polish won’t cover up.

But now wondering if anyone knows the part number for that nut?
f the bolt survived, walk into a mom and pop hardware store and buy one that fits. Should be less than .25

Ace Hardware is one of the places that should be able to sell you just one metric nut. Probably an 8mm, 10, or 12. Get a stainless steel nut, if possible with a lock nut feature (typically a nylon insert) so you don't have to worry about it backing off. When you mount it up, only use enough force to keep the lever from rattling around.
picked one up at ace hardware

thanks guys!
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