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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:39 pm 
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I was thinking of changing my bolts but i am not sure what size all the 12-13 reds use? where would i find that info out? i also wondered where you recommend sourcing the bolts? thanks.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:21 pm 
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Here a list of bolt sizes for each part:

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/articles.php?ID=16

You can get bolts from a few places: Jersey Cycles, Toronto Cycles, Racebolts. Some more here: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/faq.p ... _buy_bolts

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:35 am 
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thanks for the info i can take it apart and find out what size bolts they are. thanks again


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:09 am 
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how can you tell what bolt material you are working with? i would not want to change something that is lighter already?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:09 pm 
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Nylon - its plastic. Very apparent by looking at it.

Steel vs Ti: Use a magnet. You can generally tell by feel as well, as steel is significantly more dense.

Ti Vs aluminum: Aluminum generally is quite a bit softer, and is a different color. I don't think its very common to find stock though. Perhaps water bottle screws.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:57 pm 
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Buy a time frame and you get carbon fiber water bottle screw for free. I kept them when I sold the Time and they have served me on two different bikes now.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:09 pm 
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am i correct to think nylon bolts are lighter than carbon? thanks for all the help above.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:32 pm 
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I cant recall if nylon or carbon is lighter. Bottom line- within a 1gram. Both are lighter than ti or aluminum .Image

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:19 pm 
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Thanks to all you have been a big help i will report back how much wt i take off. thanks again.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:33 am 
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i just came across this site and it might help someone else too
http://faqload.com/faqs/bicycle-compone ... rbon-fiber


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:09 am 
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can someone help me with what they think this is please the fd screws are steel and i think the back ones are alu but i just want someone to confirm and i was wondering if anyone knew the jockey screw was

http://www.flickr.com/photos/99184869@N08/9318231803
http://www.flickr.com/photos/99184869@N08/9318231557


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it is not loading the pics how do you load the pics in the text?


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