Giro Factor shoe: hardware stripper or I'm ham-fisted?
Anyone own/worked on these shoes and/or set some Look cleats on them? I just bought a pair and I've eaten through three cleat bolts this week. 2 of the supplied bolts stripped the two threads closest to the bolt head (different holes) and tonight I stripped one of the supplied Look bolts in the same spot. I don't feel like I'm twisting harder than I usually do. Anyone else had experience with them stripping bolts?
What sort of torque do you 'usually' apply? If you don't have a torque wrench, and can't estimate, what length Allen key are you using?
Originally Posted by W F Collins
Are you sure you aren't using an english allen wrench in a metric bolt?
I think the OP is saying that the *threads* are stripping, not the heads.
Originally Posted by lineinthewater
Oh, sorry, it's early.
Originally Posted by Continuity
Probably ham-fisted. Try using Loctite 242 and less torque.