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Viking Saratoga - Sheared bottom bracket bolt *LINK*

Posted By: J. Foxon
Date: 26 March 2009

We purchased a Viking Saratoga tandem in November 2008. My partner and I have only done about 140 miles on it. On the last ride a creaking noise started coming from the drive train. On closer inspection it seamed like it was the eccentric bottom bracket.

A bike shop had a look and said I could try tightening up the bottom bracket bolts. I tightened these up and the top of one of the bolts sheared off. After googling how to remove a sheared bolt I had a go with a bolt/screw removal kit which sheared off in the bolt.

I am not sure what to do. Does anyone have any advice? (other than just junk the tandem). Any help much appriciated.

Images of the broken bolt

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