take a largish sized phillips driver bit and hammer it into the machine screw to make an impression. The hit it with a impact driver. If you dont have an impact driver and you're too cheap to buy one, then put a screwdriver to it, grip said driver with some vice grips, lean on the driver with all your weight and turn with the vice grips. might work
I will go buy an impact wrench soon. I find myself needing one more often as of late.So I started tearing apart the wheels. Of course I measured everything and took many pictures. The hubs are center-aligned with the wheels, no offset. And its nice that both rims at 18" and the exact same. Even so, I have the spokes separated out according the their position on the wheel, for each wheel.I've found a powder coating shop that I am going to take the hubs and wheels to. Unfortunately, since I'm going the powder coating route I have to replace all bearings and seals ($90). Oh well, it should be done anyway if I'm going to do this right.I also just ordered new valves for the head. $48 off Ebay - 20 days to ship. Now I just have to verify with the shop what seals/caps I need specifically then buy those.I am now cleaning up each of the 72 individual spokes, and what a PITA! It really wears your fingers out. 36 done, 36 to go.
how long are the spokes in mm, I bought a hub from ebay and the wheel supply folks want to know the spoke length so as I can rebuild the wheels.Also the chewed screw for the speedo, I had the same. I tacked a bolt onto it with a welder and it came out a treat