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    I seem to have two different sized holes...

    ..on my Salsa Enabler fork

    Bottle cage bolts bolts fit the larger, but what size are the smaller ones?


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    Really?

    Cause I just bought one last week and bought bolts for all the braze-ons. They were all the same size.

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    The fork I've have has six holes that fit standard bottle cage bolts, and four of a smaller diameter.

    The smaller ones are aligned with each other.

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    Rack mounts?
    Let the market decide!

    N42.58 W83.06

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    Sounds likely...

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    Well that's that sorted.

    The outer threads were gummed up with paint. The inner ones, I'm sure are smaller....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slackadaisical View Post
    Well that's that sorted.

    The outer threads were gummed up with paint. The inner ones, I'm sure are smaller....
    I have never seen a frame/fork fitting with threads smaller than M5 (bottle boss bolts).

    Where are these smaller holes you have? Pics would help.

    Or look here for what the fork is meant to do: Enabler Fork - Jack-of-All-Trades, Master of Many | Salsa Cycles
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    I tried inserting M5 bolts into the inboard threads facing the wheel, but there is so much resistance that I'm worried that the threads will be stripped.

    I have had a look at both threads and there dosen't seem to be any obvious obstruction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slackadaisical View Post
    I tried inserting M5 bolts into the inboard threads facing the wheel, but there is so much resistance that I'm worried that the threads will be stripped.

    I have had a look at both threads and there dosen't seem to be any obvious obstruction.
    I am still unclear on where these holes are.

    If you can even start to get a M5 bolt into the threads (assuming they are threaded), it is not a M4 hole.

    In this case you just need to clean out the threads with a M5 (5x.8) tap.
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    Sounds like you are talking about the mid-blade bosses. This is a thru-boss that runs across the entire blade. It is one long threaded sleeve. The pitch (M5x0.8) is the same at the outside and inside. Generally speaking, masking of these bosses is thorough and overspray is not an issue. Once in a while though, a few get a bit of paint build up in them. Sorry to here you got a fork like this. A simple chasing with a tap takes care of this issue.

    The shop from which you bought the fork from should have the tools required to clean these threads out without damage. If the inside opening of the boss has some overspray, the best thing to do is chase the threads with a tap from the outside through to the inside. If the threads on the outside are clean, another option, though a bit more crued, is to start a long bolt on the outside and run it in until the end clears out the inside end of the boss threads.

    Hope that clears it up.

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    Thanks everyone.

    Eased an M5 bolt through both threads and now everything is good.

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