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Old 11-11-08, 09:23 AM
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brake boss plugs

I am putting together a Karate Monkey, and will have disc brakes.

I want to plug the now unused brake boss holes, but all I can find to do this are Problem Solver and Jag plugs that are rubber. Maybe that is the way to go, but it strikes me that this would be a good place to use a stainless bolt since it will be in there pretty much permanently.

I could just use a generic 10mm x 1.0 bolt, but it would be nice to have a bolt with a small panhead that sat right in the recess.

Any suggestions?

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What's wrong with rubber? It's more stainless than Stainless.
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You can get screws that look like a machine screw only with the top chopped off. There's usually a hex female end drilled into the screw then. I forgot what they are called but a hardware shop by me has ordered them for me before. Like a buck a piece though.
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I'm not going to JB weld them. Ugh.

I guess I don't know if there is anything wrong with rubber. I suppose that for corrosion resistence greased rubber would be as good as anything. Maybe its just my aversion to plasticy/rubbery things on my bike.

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Why "greased" rubber? (just curious)

Just shove 'em in there. Mine were fine...and cheap.
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Why?..

Edit: nvmd, i thought you meant you wanted to plug the 6 hole in the hub, lol.

I would just look for a short machine bolt (im sure you can find colored). You will have a little head sticking out but it wont be noticable.

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I just built up a winter-bike using a Surly Instigator fork. I've been thinking that those unused brake bosses would be perfect for mounting two front headlights. I haven't actually sat down yet to figure out how to make that happen.
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Originally Posted by JonathanGennick View Post
I just built up a winter-bike using a Surly Instigator fork. I've been thinking that those unused brake bosses would be perfect for mounting two front headlights. I haven't actually sat down yet to figure out how to make that happen.
I think it's a perfect place for that early Fall spiderweb clearing contraption.
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Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
Why "greased" rubber? (just curious)

Just shove 'em in there. Mine were fine...and cheap.
Greased to keep the threads as rust-free as possible.
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Originally Posted by JonathanGennick View Post
I just built up a winter-bike using a Surly Instigator fork. I've been thinking that those unused brake bosses would be perfect for mounting two front headlights. I haven't actually sat down yet to figure out how to make that happen.
That's a really good idea! I would just use some aluminum angle for a bracket, and have one on each side to prevent the tire from casting a huge shadow in the middle of the trail.
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Maybe some LED's
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THe rubber inserts will do just fine. If you JB weld that, forget about ever using it again.
Bolts would look a little odd as well IMHO
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Old 11-11-08, 08:38 PM
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The Hope boss plug/guides look nice, but pricey...http://www.bikeparts.com/search_resu...lcategory=1378
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Why not just get a couple of short button head allen bolts from the hardware store. Should be about 50 cents.
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Originally Posted by c_m_shooter View Post
Why not just get a couple of short button head allen bolts from the hardware store. Should be about 50 cents.
+1

If your lucky enough to find them locally, otherwise, just spend the 4 bucks + shipping, and save yourself the worry.
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