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    Preload bolt loosening.

    Hey guys,

    I have a Helius AM and the preload bolt on the pivot above the bb loosens up halfway through a ride. Is it a good idea to put threadlock on it? I didn't have this problem the first year I used it. The locking bolt is butted against the preload bolt.

    I am still amazed how this frame just plain works the geometry is perfect for me on the uphills and downhills. I wanna change up my frame to try other the popular frames. But I always can't see why should I !!!

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    I have never had this problem,I always adjust and then pinch the grub screw,and it has never moved.

    I wouldmt use threadlock as i think you will struggle to undo it the next time it needs adjusting

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    Shouldn't really happen if grub scre is nipped but thread lock will be fine as long as its the easy to undo stuff. That or spoke freeze. Both are designed to be undone
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    Quote Originally Posted by dipper View Post
    Shouldn't really happen if grub scre is nipped but thread lock will be fine as long as its the easy to undo stuff. That or spoke freeze. Both are designed to be undone
    ok thanks I'll try the blue threadlocker when i get a chance and report if it works out. what do you mean by "nipped" ?

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    Should have read 'grub screw is nipped up'. Means tightened but not so much you round out the grub screw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bill34di View Post
    ok thanks I'll try the blue threadlocker when i get a chance and report if it works out. what do you mean by "nipped" ?

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    I would use the Loctite Red if possible.Blue is for 6mm-19mm threads and may be difficult to remove once set

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcosam View Post
    I would use the Loctite Red if possible.Blue is for 6mm-19mm threads and may be difficult to remove once set
    red needs heat to be undone. blue is the way to go

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    Sorry My mistake,Meant to Say Purple loctite(222)

    You are correct red needs heat.

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