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scarthie99scarthie99 Posts: 209
edited February 2013 in Road buying advice
look replace my stem bolts there sign of rust on the them are ti bolts any good or stainless steel. good place to get them any info please :shock:


  • g00seg00se Posts: 2,221
    Go with stainless steel, Ti are great for saving the last final gram but not really necessary and can break if over-torqued. After you've tightened the bolts, pop a small amount of grease on the allen key and get it inside the bolt head, it'll stop it rusting.
  • I'd be interested to know where to get some too.
  • pletplet Posts: 34
    I've never found sjs cycles not to have that strange, obscure part I needed so nuts and bolts are no problem:
  • g00seg00se Posts: 2,221
    Depends on the stem - I'd head off to my LBS. If not, ebay or the usual online suspects?
  • taimurtaimur Posts: 173
    i bought set of titanium bolts for 9.99 from ebay with 1.4 shipping cost.

    i live close to the sea in a hot humid city. Ti bolts seemed like the way to go.
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  • I have the same issue, was going to try these ... f-50/14216
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  • taimur wrote:

    i live close to the sea in a hot humid city. Ti bolts seemed like the way to go.

    How's life in Sunderland taimur? I miss the north east :D
  • crankycrankcrankycrank Posts: 1,830
    Note that some stems use a fractionally smaller head diameter than is the standard size and using the larger size may not fit correctly and put extra strain on the area around the bolt head on the stem. Don't have a comprehensive list of stems but just measure before you buy. Of course the head can always be machined down somehow but a lot of effort for such an inexpensive part. Here is one place that sells the smaller head bolts and unfortunately only in Ti and in Canada but not too expensive. ... Bolts.html Look near the bottom left of the page for "Ti Narrow Head Bolts" Possibly somewhere in the UK stocks something similar as well.
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