Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Tariffville, CT
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Originally Posted by halfspeed
No. Be especially careful if they're aluminum. You don't want to over tighten and break them.
I've never stripped aluminum chainring bolts, the heads just snap off.
People don't check chainring bolts. I've seen them not very tightened on a bunch of bikes and I check them on my own bikes because of it. I learned my lesson the hard way, losing some chainring bolts off my own bike. From the factory I've even seen them loose, whether on bikes (OEM) or a new crank (aftermarket).
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