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    What bolts do you use to secure your toe clip to your pedals?

    I was wondering what bolts you sue to bolt your clips to your pedals. I am buying new pedals soon, and this was the only thing that I had a question about.

    Cheap bolts from the hardware store?
    Or do toe clips come with the bolts?

    Thanks~!

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    my clips came with all the apprpriate hardware

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    Quote Originally Posted by scheissmacht
    my clips came with all the apprpriate hardware
    So did mine, but I'm sure their quality isn't any better than cheap bolts from the hardware store, so do what you like.

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    I imagine they would come with the clips, but if you need to go to the hardware store I would buy the bolts with the little polymer piece on the end of the threads. They keep the bolts from backing off. Maybe they're just called locknuts?

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    i have found, when i did not have the bolts for mine, and had extra pedal reflectors laying around that if you smash the reflector part you can pull the bolts out of there.

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    MKS (the only current manufacturer that I know of) does in fact supply hardware with their toe clips but it actually is pretty flimsy. Last time I picked up a new set of pedals I asked for an extra set of hardware just in case I lose something while on the road(which actually happened, thus my low opinion of the MKS hardware). What they gave me was the hardware for those god awful plastic toe clips which is surprisingly a million times better than what MKS gives you. It think it cost me 50 cents. I went back later and bought more to replace the hardware on my other clips.

    You most likely will get by with what comes with the clips but trust me, this upgrade is worth it.

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    hardware store

    the ones that came with my clips fell out
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    I only use the finest NJS approved titanium bolts which put me .05g above the competition for the low low price of $50 per bolt.

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    Oh, don't forget that nut & bolt will be often wet, so if you should ever want to remove it, you'd better use rustproof/resistant hardware. Stainless steel or better quality plated would be best.
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    As touched on above, nylock (the little polymer piece on end of threads) or stover nuts (deformed top lock) are probably the best idea, if you're going to pick up your own hardware. If you go with stovers, you don't want to get bolts that are short enough for the nut to make contact with minimum thread engagement. The locking ability of the nut is weakened if wrenched a ways down the bolt.

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    Stainless is good; something less to worry about.

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