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Old 05-05-05, 01:50 PM   #1
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My nuts are rusting..

Are there track nuts that are stainless and not chromed? Who makes them and where to get them from?
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google is your friend http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search
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Thanks Dolface. I would have google'd, however, I was looking for a bit of opinion from some experienced folks.

Of course I could have said that here and been clear, but that would make sense. And why would I start doing that?
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Of course I could have said that here and been clear, but that would make sense. And why would I start doing that?
right, if it ain't broke, don't fix it
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well, i think mine are chromed, but i don't have any problems with rust. i can't say the same for my axles, however...
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Old 05-05-05, 05:38 PM   #6
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I too am having trouble holding back.
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i usually just shoot my nuts with some WD40 every once in a while.
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I too am having trouble holding back.
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my nuts are clean and shiny!
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I just put tape around my nuts to keep them safe from all of the bad elements out there.
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For the hex-headed bolts, I use a dab of clear Tectyl on a cotton stick every now and then, very efficient. I would have used the stuff on track nuts too if I had a problem with rust.
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Boating stores like West Marine, aircraft supply places, locally here I just go to Olander co. for any interesting hardware I need, they're good to have around whene ya need 100 or so #1-56 allen head stainless screws for microwave stuff.... or really tiny bikes I guess!
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Gosh what an interesting topic.
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Yah, Olanders is great. I just wish they would sell in smaller quanities.
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You could always rub yer nuts with some Nevr-Dull Magic Wadding Polish.

"Removes rust and tar from automobile and motorcycle chrome. Leaves no deposits in the crevices of metal work."
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(notice how it was two mods in seagull mode who
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My nuts are rusty too. That is, the nuts on my IRO hubs.

They were fine until I got into some nasty salty roads this winter. Once the nuts got the salty slush on them, they rusted in just a few days. Too bad. That's my only complaint about the IRO hubs.

Anyone have similar experiences with their IRO hubs?
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My nuts are rusty too. That is, the nuts on my IRO hubs.

They were fine until I got into some nasty salty roads this winter. Once the nuts got the salty slush on them, they rusted in just a few days. Too bad. That's my only complaint about the IRO hubs.

Anyone have similar experiences with their IRO hubs?
Yes, yes, i do, my iro nuts are rusted too, but just the front set. I ride by the ocean everyday, so it could be that.
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it's amazing, the more you use your nuts, the more they get rusty. and here i thought it was the other way around.
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Great responses..

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Even if there are some bandwagon keyboard cowboy monkey types around.
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i hardly ever touch my front nuts, but my rear nuts i play with more regularly. Not just for screwing around but to actually pull something off, like a wheel.
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i hardly ever touch my front nuts, but my rear nuts i play with more regularly. Not just for screwing around but to actually pull something off, like a wheel.
Do you use a tug with your rear nuts? I've heard that people have good things to say about getting their nuts tugged.
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I've heard that people have good things to say about getting their nuts tugged.
seriously!?!?!? you must be pulling my chain!
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