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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:16 pm 
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Ive been looking at these, sold on ebay by taiwaniese sellers. They are made from Alloy, which worries me alittle. Should these be steerered clear of? Or are they viable, will they be strong enough? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130711638659? ... 1423.l2649


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:20 pm 
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Sure alloy is strong. The consensus will be to avoid here though. I expect mostly due to alloy not being as strong as steel and more likely to fail catasrophically in a very sensitive area (brakes).

I have however run some blue ones (not the above) on my dh bike but havent had major use on them as i rarely ride (woops).


Its not ideal though, i would love for it to be, but its not.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:31 pm 
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Steel ones here from Superstar Components

http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/product_ ... cts_id=547


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:34 pm 
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Andy B wrote:
Steel ones here from Superstar Components

http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/product_ ... cts_id=547

Got some of the coloured rotor bolts on there way in rasta colours, the ones im looking at are the caliper mount bolts.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:36 pm 
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A_Venables wrote:
Andy B wrote:
Steel ones here from Superstar Components

http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/product_ ... cts_id=547

Got some of the coloured rotor bolts on there way in rasta colours, the ones im looking at are the caliper mount bolts.
Oops, I really should read posts properly before typing....

Not seen any of those yet, sorry.


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I wouldn't use alloy bolts for mounting calipers, very soft metal compared to steel :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:08 pm 
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Grannygrinder wrote:
I wouldn't use alloy bolts for mounting calipers, very soft metal compared to steel :wink:


so the hubs would be alloy the frame rims etc alloy but the bolts holding the rotors in place will be steel

maybe im missing something but surely the steel bolts would be more likely to make the alloy hub fail


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:29 pm 
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@ bigmick : he's looking for the bolts that mount the caliper to the fork, not the rotor to the hub. On the caliper's end, there are different forces at play, and they're being applied to 2 bolts as opposed to the 6 on a conventional rotor.


I've been on the lookout for red caliper bolts too, but can't find anything I can rely on.
I tend to brake at the very limit most of the time, so if I were to use alloy bolts, within a few miles the front caliper would probably rip the bolts apart and shoot straight up.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:34 pm 
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I ordered some coloured steel Ashima bolts to try out for my shop - will let you know what i think of them.


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I have found the coating on some steel bolts to be a tad rubbish. This is however with lots of chopping and changing so ide recommend putting them in last if they are a finishing touch.


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