Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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What is everyones opinion and experience with carbon screws? I used a Schmolke carbon screw for my headset top cap, long story short I stripped it and it was very difficult to get out. Any tips on use? Should they be avoided? Thanks for any info.
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Don't know about carbon but you can try nylon screws. Nylon is actually a pretty strong material and much less brittle than carbon.
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Should be ok for a topcap but I wouldn’t use it to get bearing preload except on the road if for some reason you really had to.
Set tension with a steel bolt, tighten stem bolts, and then replace with carbon/nylon to save a few grams