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    Rotor bolts hit fork - what to file?

    Hi all,

    Bought a "disc only" frame, only to find that my rotor bolts rub the fork. Clearly genius manufacturing. The wheel still turns and it only rubs slightly.

    Which one should I file down?

    I think it'd be safer to file the screw heads slightly instead of the fork.

    Any thoughts, or other suggestions?

    Thanks

    Daven

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    can you possibly use a lower profile head for the bolts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by daven1986 View Post
    Bought a "disc only" frame, only to find that my rotor bolts rub the fork. Clearly genius manufacturing. The wheel still turns and it only rubs slightly.
    Do you mean seat / chain stays? what brand of hubs / frame do you have?

    If they are not compatible, why not sent the frame back as not fit for purpose?

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    A picture would help.

    If it's the fixing bolt, and the threaded part is too long, file that. Thread a nut on so when youre done, the action of removing the nut cleans the bolt threads up.

    If the head of the bolt rubs, find a bolt with a lower profile. If it's only a hair too wide, and you could give filing the head down a bit.
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    are you using the button head torx bolts?

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    yes am using button head torx bolts.

    I don't mean chain stays, I mean fork. this is a front brake.

    it isn't the threads that are too long, it is the head. I will try to find some lower profile bolts, but might try to file them a bit!

    I am trying to get hold of their customer services to get a replacement, or at least some money for low profile bolts and some touch up paint!

    Thanks

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