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    Upset Stripped disc brake post on Manitou

    My beloved '01 Six Deluxe has a stripped disc brake post. I'm not sure if I did it, or if it came that way, but when I first installed my brakes, it seemed to strip with relatively light pressure compared to the other post.

    I DON"T want to get rid of this fork, but I'm concerned with it's safety now. I'm not sure there is enough material there for a helicoil...does anyone have any other ideas? Epoxy, JBWeld?

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    Yeah, I'ma gonna watch that.

    I've already been watching that one. I also found this:

    http://www.permatex.com/products/pro...&item_no=81668

    128Ft/lbs should suffice!

    AJ



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    The same thing happened to my Manitou Black fork. We drilled the hole out and installed a helicoil. It works fine and isn't unsafe at all.

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    Longer bolt

    Quote Originally Posted by mcseforsale
    My beloved '01 Six Deluxe has a stripped disc brake post. I'm not sure if I did it, or if it came that way, but when I first installed my brakes, it seemed to strip with relatively light pressure compared to the other post.

    I DON"T want to get rid of this fork, but I'm concerned with it's safety now. I'm not sure there is enough material there for a helicoil...does anyone have any other ideas? Epoxy, JBWeld?

    Thanks
    AJ
    Try a longer bolt. The post is threaded pretty deeply, and a longer bolt has saved two of my forks. Since the loads are onto the post and not the bolt, you don't have to worry about the safety of doing this.

    Ole.

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    I second the helicoil. It is a very good solution and a cheap one.

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    We have helicoil-ed Manitous without any problems. Stripping threads is probably the "only" downside of post mounts.

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    Where did you get the right size HeliCoil from.I looked all over where I live and had no luck. Can I order some from somewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole
    Try a longer bolt. The post is threaded pretty deeply, and a longer bolt has saved two of my forks. Since the loads are onto the post and not the bolt, you don't have to worry about the safety of doing this.

    Ole.
    Yep. In fact, it's usually the reason they strip in the first place (too short of a bolt putting to much stress on too few threads).

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