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    Disk Brake Trouble...

    Hi all, I'm new here!

    Well, I was cleaning off my rear disc brake the other day, and when I rubbed one of the bolts, the top(where you put in the hex wrench) rubbed right off! Is this OK? Can I still ride?

    If I had to get a new disc, what would you guys recommend, it needs to be 6"

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaroBiker
    Hi all, I'm new here!

    Well, I was cleaning off my rear disc brake the other day, and when I rubbed one of the bolts, the top(where you put in the hex wrench) rubbed right off! Is this OK? Can I still ride?

    If I had to get a new disc, what would you guys recommend, it needs to be 6"
    What did you rub it with...a die grinder? Seriously, to "rub" off the top of a bolt takes ALOT of rubbing, do you have a picture so I can see what's going on?
    Why is going slower harder?

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    I'll see if I can figure out how to upload pics (im computer ******** lol) but the bike is 2 yrs old and is a '04 haro x1 and actually I was rubbing the bolt with my thub lol I have no clue but judging how cheap my bike was ($600) I think the discs were just for show and had cheapy metal bummer.. Is it ok for me to ride with it?

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    Not if the bolt head is coming off like that. The others might too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HaroBiker
    Is it ok for me to ride with it?
    If you have to ask this here, then put the tools down, and go to your nearest bike shop with it instead.
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    Bummer....

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    Bummer oh well I guess I'll wait till after Christmas cuz the shops will be packed (and I really hope i get a new bike, mine just hasn't held up for the little stuff I throw at it. Why did they name it Extreme X1 if the shock and brakes are coming apart after a few 4ft drops?

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    4ft drops on a $600 bike... nope, it's just not happening...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaroBiker
    Why did they name it Extreme X1 if the shock and brakes are coming apart after a few 4ft drops?
    well you bought it under the Extreme pretences dintya

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaroBiker
    Bummer oh well I guess I'll wait till after Christmas cuz the shops will be packed (and I really hope i get a new bike, mine just hasn't held up for the little stuff I throw at it. Why did they name it Extreme X1 if the shock and brakes are coming apart after a few 4ft drops?
    Anything that is labeled as Extreme is 9 times out of 10 a marketing gimmick.
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    well i'm gonna risk it tommorrow at aliso... gonna see if it will hold up down rockit......

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    Anything that is labeled as Extreme is 9 times out of 10 a marketing gimmick.
    I second that quote

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    Well, it held up! I did do a cool crash tho and ended up bending my spokes... oh well Christmas is tomorrow! Merry Christmas everyone!!

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    What are they making bolts out of? Clay??? Seriously, that couldn't have happened how you said it did.

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    Someone over-torqued the bolt and twisted off the bolt-head free. They realized this and left it there ... or they glued it back on. I twisted off a bolt head once using a little too much elbow grease. I rode it for quite a while at about 270#.

    If your LBS assembled the bike, you should ask them to extract the bolt and replace it. In the meantime, feel free to ride on it unless it is the front on a serious downhill bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willtsmith_nwi
    Someone over-torqued the bolt and twisted off the bolt-head free. They realized this and left it there ... or they glued it back on. I twisted off a bolt head once using a little too much elbow grease. I rode it for quite a while at about 270#.

    If your LBS assembled the bike, you should ask them to extract the bolt and replace it. In the meantime, feel free to ride on it unless it is the front on a serious downhill bike.
    Yeah, that makes sense.

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