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 Post subject: Re: Extralite stem bolts
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:07 am 
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I can confirm the face plate bolts are m4 12mm items.
Very hard to find in torx and for the record the Toronto cycles m4 Allen's are pretty soft.

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 Post subject: Re: Extralite stem bolts
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:12 am 
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teufelhunden222 wrote:
Have you guys considered drilling the center of the Ti bolts? I mean after all this is WW


Yes, and in some applications, a small capsule filled with compressed angels farts is installed to lighten it even further.

Seriously though, check out the work done to lighten the newer Extralite stem bolts. That's some attention to detail:

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 Post subject: Re: Extralite stem bolts
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:17 am 
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The four M4 bolts together weigh 3g.

To drill them would require a very fine bit, and not saving even a gram. But hey, you'd probably be the first!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:35 am 
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Even if it saves 1/2 a gram. its a free 1/2 a gram :) If it were me, I would do it on a lathe.

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 Post subject: Re: Extralite stem bolts
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:46 pm 
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FYI, this is where I found my replacement bolts for my old extralite stem:

http://www.titaniumfasteners.com/shop/? ... 47eae389c1


It looks as if they don't have them in 12 or 15mm length (it would be the TSHCS), but you could always get 20mm ones and cut them down to size.

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 Post subject: Re: Extralite stem bolts
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:10 pm 
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I can confirm the face plate bolts are m4 12mm items.
Very hard to find in torx and for the record the Toronto cycles m4 Allen's are pretty soft.


Good to know. I ordered the standard M5 "stem bolts" and found there is a bit of play with allen head. Actually thought they may have been ASE rather than Metric, but they are indeed Metric. Just a bit sloppy.

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