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Chainring bolt problem with Hope bash and SLX cranks

Jamie GJamie G Posts: 166
edited July 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi,

Seen a few things online about needing to use shorter chainring bolts when replacing the bash on SLX cranks with a Hope one, but i've tried this and am still having problems.

When the bolts are tightened as much as possible (using a chainring bolt tool) the whole assembly including the 'receptacle' the bolt screws in to just spins around...really can't work out why this happening as i thought using shorter bolts would prevent this.

Please help oh knowledgeable ones!


Cheers


Jamie

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    new shorted bolt assys. you need the shorter female part as well not just a shorter male part.
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  • Jamie GJamie G Posts: 166
    nicklouse wrote:
    new shorted bolt assys. you need the shorter female part as well not just a shorter male part.

    Thanks Nick, that never would have crossed my mind.

    Cheers mate, much appreciated


    Jamie
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