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    Best solution for a stripped post mount

    always liked post mounts till i got this nixon...

    anyway, a standard hayes mounting bolt was sufficient to bottom out on the post mount and as a result it stripped. so what's the standard solution? tap it to M6x1 or helicoil? i'm calling manitou tomorrow to see what they have to say, but i doubt they'll be very forthcoming.

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    Helicoil.

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    Washer?

    Did you have one of our washers under the head on the bolt? If not the bolt went too far and probably bottomed. Also the correct bolt should have had green loctite on it.

    Randy

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    well, the bolt did have a washer, but bottomed nontheless. for what it's worth, it had blue loctite.

    i ended up using a helicoil and it seems to be alright thus far.

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    back in business then...

    What year is the fork?

    The helicoil will hold just fine.

    Randy

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighitdon
    well, the bolt did have a washer, but bottomed nontheless. for what it's worth, it had blue loctite.

    i ended up using a helicoil and it seems to be alright thus far.
    what size helicoil did you use?
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    Yesss,,,,, Please tell what size Helicoil you used. I need to do the same.

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    My son's Manitou was helicoiled from the factory. When I was putting new brakes on the helicoil backed out with the bolt. I took a v-brake post, cut it down so the threaded end was just a little shorter than the hole in the fork. Put some JB weld on it, pressed it into the fork. The disc brake bolt tightened right up. It works better than the helicoil. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tracyclifton
    My son's Manitou was helicoiled from the factory. When I was putting new brakes on the helicoil backed out with the bolt. I took a v-brake post, cut it down so the threaded end was just a little shorter than the hole in the fork. Put some JB weld on it, pressed it into the fork. The disc brake bolt tightened right up. It works better than the helicoil. Good luck.
    now THAT, my friend, is a DAMN good idea! never would have thought that would work!

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    I did have to drill out the fork to the size of the brake boss. I cut the brake boss with a Dremel. I just thought if the helicoil was going to back out when I took the bolt out, so I'd give it a try. With gas prices so high, it costs me about $8.50 to go to town so I try to use what I have on hand.

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