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    Headset Bolt

    My headset bolt is corroded, and I'm wondering if I can just get one at the hardware store, or if I should order one like this:

    Titanium M6 30mm 35mm 40mm Headset Top Cap Stem Road Mountain Bike Cycling Bolt | eBay

    I like the fact that it is titanium and won't rust.
    They are out of the 35mm, which is what mine measures, so I'm wondering if I can use a 40mm, since it's bolting down into empty space.
    Let me know what you think on the size difference.
    I'd be interested in stainless steel, as well.
    Thanks!

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    I had the same issue and got a stainless replacement at the hardware store. Other than extra weight, 5mm too long won't be a problem. 5 mm too short will be.

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