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    Replacing bolts

    Any body have any luck replacing hardware on there bike. The four bolts on my Rush that hold the rear shock are starting to get surface rust. Was thinking about adding some bling and was looking for a company that sales anodized hardware. If anyone has some suggestions and pics that would be cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shortyt
    Any body have any luck replacing hardware on there bike. The four bolts on my Rush that hold the rear shock are starting to get surface rust. Was thinking about adding some bling and was looking for a company that sales anodized hardware. If anyone has some suggestions and pics that would be cool.
    You can buy those at your local Cannondale dealer, I dont know the product key number, sorry. It would be a lot easier to get them from Cannondale and have someone local ano them.

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    I wouldn't use ano bolts on anything requiring much torque. Between bikes and motorcycles I've snapped them with surprisingly little effort. I use them on my stuff but only where I know I can easily drill them out if I have to or little torque is needed.

    I'd hate to think what would happen if your shock busted loose when active. doh!

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    Anodizing is a surface finish for aluminum. Unless it is a very low stress application, I would not us aluminum fasteners.

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    Agreed, I wouldn't use alloy bolts to mount a shock, they will snap in no time. I also snapped a few anodized alloy chainring bolts last week, back to good old steel.

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    True. Point well taken. Could just clean the old ones and just ride!
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    While getting my shock bolts replaced under warranty on my Rize, the shop mechanic suggested i try these in future.

    http://www.mountainbikecomponents.co...=Strong+Bushes

    I also spotted these on Dr Cannondale. They are crazy money, but you did say you wanted bling

    http://www.cannondale-parts.de/epage...oducts/KF110TI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale1K
    Anodizing is a surface finish for aluminum. Unless it is a very low stress application, I would not us aluminum fasteners.
    You can anodize titanium and stainless steel, as well.... Not sure why you'd want to... but you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chick0
    While getting my shock bolts replaced under warranty on my Rize, the shop mechanic suggested i try these in future.

    http://www.mountainbikecomponents.co...=Strong+Bushes

    I also spotted these on Dr Cannondale. They are crazy money, but you did say you wanted bling

    http://www.cannondale-parts.de/epage...oducts/KF110TI
    "Holy Bling Bling rip off Batman"

    75 euros (like $100, I think) that is a lot. I would love to get one, but would only be willing to pay half that.

    I dont get the hula bearing bushing thing. I may have to loook at that more.

    Doesnt Boca bearing do something with a needle bearing to replace the whole DU set up?
    edit: sorry, it's EuroFreaks http://www.enduroforkseals.com/id275.html
    Last edited by ziscwg; 04-14-2010 at 12:25 PM.
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