Yeah yeah, have your chuckle. I accidentally ordered and attempted to install too large of a cotter pin on my Puch Maxi. Now it’s in there REAL good about half way, and I cannot for the life of me get it out. I’ve tried vice grips, hammering the other end with a punch, and nothing will remove it. I’m pretty salty cause the threads are now wrecked and it’s the wrong size anyway, so I’ll have to get a new one.
Anyone ever been in a situation like this? Any advice besides just hammering it out?
I did think for a moment and still am thinking that it may be ok just riding it like it is. It’s pretty secure (secure enough to make it a nightmare for me to pull out), and if it does come out, no biggie. I’ll get a new one and go on my merry way. I somewhat worry it’s a safety hazard but I’m really unsure how to approach this.
Attached is an image of it.