Stem Bolts

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KCookie
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Hi Guys,
To drop some more weight im wanting to change the stem bolts as they weigh 5g each, plus i want black ones.
Can i use the bolts from my Lightweight bottle cages, as they weigh 6g for all 4, will they be strong enough.??
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Valbrona
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by Valbrona

Use aluminium bolts on a stem and be a dead Pom.

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KCookie
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Valbrona wrote:Use aluminium bolts on a stem and be a dead Pom.


Yeah don't want that, so I need to get Ti bolts then. ?

NiFTY
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Yep. many places to get them. Toronto cycles is always reliable, finding torx head will be hard though if you specifically wanted that.
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KCookie
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Not bothered if torx head, just dont like the ones supplied. Thanks for your help.

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Klaster1
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Check these out: black Ti stem bolts. I have the same kit installed, 12 gramm in total (without the cap bolt).

KCookie
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Awesome thanks, seen some similar in the UK, 6 bolts for £14. Cant seem to find much here in OZ.

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1415chris
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How do the "color" hold?
I got black Ti stem set from bikehardest number of years ago. They went through many stems, 3 bikes and still looking fine.
But I though it's a time to "re-fresh" them. I think the ones I've got are powder coated (?).

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Klaster1
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1415chris wrote:How do the "color" hold?

Mine are anodized, I guess the color should hold much better. Something to consider is that material still reflects light like raw metal, so under certain conditions bolts don't look too black.

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Cheers guys. All ordered, Zak from Skunkworks came to the rescue. !!

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