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    Are all Alloy Chainring Bolts the Same?

    Im about to do a SS conversion on my AM rig and was looking to swap out my bolts at the same time. The Sugino alloy chainring bolts are about $35 vs FSA bolts which are around $15. So my question is, are they all the same?

    Part II, I see some horror stories here about alloy bolts in general. Any good news on the lifepsan?

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    i don't trust them. they might be "strong enough" but is that something you want to gamble with? not worth the infinitesimal weight savings either.

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    I put a set of KCMC ones on (ebay, like $15, IIRC) and they are holding up fine. Granted, they're on a gearie bike. Shimano XTs come with alu CRBs in front using steel backs. I would think if Shimano was doing it, it should be pretty safe to do. I'm doing the same thing, with the steel backs.

    I'll also say, I'm pretty much doing it for the blingy factor, not really to save weight.

    I say for SS, just do steel front and back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakimoefaux
    ... So my question is, are they all the same? ...
    They're all worthless IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    They're all worthless IMO.

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    +1

    the last time i sheared a bolt it hurt and destroyed a chainring.
    what would rainbow unicorn do?

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    Good to know... I wasnt considering them for weight savings, it was more for the bling but I think Ill stick with the SS bolts... Maybe try and paint them somehow...
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