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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 12-08-12, 11:23 AM   #1
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Recommend me some gold chainring bolts that don't suck

i put some origin8 chainring bolts on my bike to dress it up. All's well, even got the drivetrain a little smoother with the Sheldon Brown "tap the chain" method. Tighten everything up, great, then i get a creak in a week or so. Go to tighten the loose bolt and the HEAD SNAPPED OFF in two pcs and shot across the room. And I am not talking about gorilla torque here. So back on with the stock bolts, then.

So this is a totally silly dressup part, but are there any gold colored bolts you can recommend?

Oh, and this is for a stock 2012 kilo crankset (no brand marking i can see on it).

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Old 12-08-12, 11:24 AM   #2
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Anything gold will be alloy.

Anything alloy will suck.

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Old 12-08-12, 11:27 AM   #3
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Fair enough. Google did find me some ti bolts for a double crankset but that's overkill for a POS stock crank. 50 dollar bolts on a 40 dollar crank.
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Old 12-08-12, 12:08 PM   #4
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I've snapped aluminum bolts, toe clips, etc. Sometimes the weight savings / looks just aren't worth the trade-off from stronger but heavier steel.
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