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    LEFTY HUB screw

    riding lefty since 2002 , i replaced every 6-12 months my wheelset

    every wheelset changed , in front hub had the stock lefty hub screw ruined with RUST inside

    only on surface ... no stuctural damage , but i hate looking in that M5 hole and see rust ...

    do a titanium one exist ?

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    Dunno, you could probably find a CNC machienest to do it for you though...

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    Slap a gob of grease in the hex cavity once the wheel is tightened...

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    yes .. but sand and dust then covers all hole

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    True. But at least, it's easy to take the grease (with the sand and dust) off to reveal an extra clean bolt!

    Personally, I just don't care too much, it's only cosmetic and I don't look down there much when riding. The stem bolts and Lefty clamp bolts though seem to rust too, probably from the sweat dripping on them... but those can probably be found easily in Ti.

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    no no when riding... when washing bike ....

    yes other going rusty ... changed all with titanium ones

    i have only rear shock stock bolts , and lefty hub one

    but the 2 of the DT are going away... finally i found what i looking for ( U2 docet ...)

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    Try the clear silicon caulking stuff from GE or someone. It's not to strong at holding, so you can get it out with a needle nose pliers. Or, you can pry it out with a 2 mm socket head.

    Or a tiny black rubber plug.

    Or, you could buy a new fork.
    Lead by my Lefty............... right down the trail, no brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziscwg
    Try the clear silicon caulking stuff from GE or someone. It's not to strong at holding, so you can get it out with a needle nose pliers. Or, you can pry it out with a 2 mm socket head.

    Or a tiny black rubber plug.

    Or, you could buy a new fork.
    screw is in the hub not in fork....

    but good idea : a rubber plug !!!

    never thought , good idea ... an orange , to match frame color , little rubber plug ...

    many thanks ....

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    A friend of mine has a woodman hub, the bolt is lighter and no rust. I don't know if it is titanium or alumnium. Perhabs FRM has an titanium version.

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    Or any of the standard treatments for OCD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baker921
    Or any of the standard treatments for OCD
    HA!! no kidding...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baker921
    Or any of the standard treatments for OCD
    no shy to write : i do not understand

    what's OCD ?

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    http://www.frmbike.de/catalog/files/downloads/32.pdf

    found here pag. 9

    light alloy screw item #5

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    Quote Originally Posted by eliflap
    no shy to write : i do not understand

    what's OCD ?
    obsessive compulsive disorder

    That describes most avid mountain bikers...........................So, it's kind of a given here. How many times have you kept working that one jump to hit it right? Or, make it through that one rock garden without falling. Or, run through your head how to make that steep pitch..........
    Lead by my Lefty............... right down the trail, no brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eliflap
    screw is in the hub not in fork....

    but good idea : a rubber plug !!!

    never thought , good idea ... an orange , to match frame color , little rubber plug ...

    many thanks ....
    I know the screw is on the hub, but if you get a normal fork with a normal hub, the problem goes away. A rather $$$$ solution.......It was a joke. I don't know anyone who would willingly give up their Lefty.
    Lead by my Lefty............... right down the trail, no brakes.

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    and i will not be the first ...

    since 2002 on lefty and so on....

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