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  1. #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).
    Last edited by sinikl; 12-08-12 at 10:25 AM. Reason: added crank info

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    Morton Nagrom_'s Avatar
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    Anything gold will be alloy.

    Anything alloy will suck.

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    No offense but you're an idiot.
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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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    one life on two wheels cobrabyte's Avatar
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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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    May the wind be always at your back.
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    thanckx.
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    "I made love to your mother dozens of times last week, and she doesnt know what a worn chain ring looks like"

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