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 Post subject: Shiny Bottle Cage Bolts
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:00 pm 
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As per the title really. I need four identical polished / shiny bottle cage bolts to complete by bike build.

Does anybody have such a thing or know where they can be purchased?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:36 pm 
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Plenty on ebay and cheap too....

Don't get any chrome bolts as they will only start to rust!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4x-Bike-Cycle ... 993wt_1037

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Water-Bottle- ... 856wt_1037

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-Bicycle-wat ... 500wt_1288


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:46 am 
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Thanks for the ebay suggestions. I am really looking for something with a more chrome finish that really shines.


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stainless is the way to go, but if you really want them super shiny then I think your only options are chromed bolts (which will rust), or find some alloy ones and polish them.


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foz wrote:
stainless is the way to go, but if you really want them super shiny then I think your only options are chromed bolts (which will rust), or find some alloy ones and polish them.

100% agree with you foz :wink:

Stainless bolts can be polished to a brilliant shine too and most importantly will never rust up

The alloy bolt heads have a tendency to round off, due to being too heavy on the allen key :oops:

These bolts look chromed plated and are from 'yframediscounts' a local shop near me who sells only good stuff.....
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bicycle-Cycle ... 365wt_1271


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:17 pm 
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Thanks for the replies. I know this is a simple item. But the to existing ones I have appear to have a nice profile which somehow fits with the period of the bike. They are very shiny, I guess chromed, and have a slightly wedge shaped profile that gets fatter at the frame end and narrower at the the hex end.

Small details I know, but they really ping on the newly painted frame. I was just hoping to find another set the same. Not worried about possible rust as there is plenty of chrome and polished steel already on the bike.


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Jcosh wrote:
have appear to have a nice profile which somehow fits with the period of the bike.
They are very shiny, I guess chromed, and have a slightly wedge shaped profile
that gets fatter at the frame end and narrower at the the hex end.

Why not take a picture of 'your' bolt so we know what you are looking for 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:32 pm 
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Ian Raleigh wrote:
Jcosh wrote:
have appear to have a nice profile which somehow fits with the period of the bike.
They are very shiny, I guess chromed, and have a slightly wedge shaped profile
that gets fatter at the frame end and narrower at the the hex end.

Why not take a picture of 'your' bolt so we know what you are looking for 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:44 pm 
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There are plenty of those types on ebay but alas they are in Stainless or Titanium.

They are only bolts you know and the cage will partially hide them and when the bottle is in place they will be hidden.

On my Gios I had some nice Campag' bolts which had seen the best years of their life and made it my
quest to find some exactly the same but after weeks I gave up and 'Tel' a forum friend got me a nice
pair of Stainless steel bolts which looked the business and really happy with them.

Ian.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:52 pm 
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Ian Raleigh wrote:
There are plenty of those types on ebay but alas they are in Stainless or Titanium.

They are only bolts you know and the cage will partially hide them and when the bottle is in place they will be hidden.

On my Gios I had some nice Campag' bolts which had seen the best years of their life and made it my
quest to find some exactly the same but after weeks I gave up and 'Tel' a forum friend got me a nice
pair of Stainless steel bolts which looked the business and really happy with them.

Ian.


I realise this is being a little obsessive. But thought I'd see if others have had the same desire as me. Do you mean Tel as in Tel the crank engraver? if so i will ask him as he did some work for me a on my cranks as part of this restoration.


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