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    Anodized Titanium bolts?

    I know they exist, but does anyone know where to find/ purchase them? Blue is preferred. Thanks.

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    http://www.torontocycles.com/Selling...ium_Bolts.html

    Just got some rotors from them. Did not take long.

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    See here for color ti bolts:
    http://www.tastynuts.com/site/frames...shoponline.htm
    I found tastynuts's ti bolts are much better quality than ___.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadis3
    See here for color ti bolts:
    http://www.tastynuts.com/site/frames...shoponline.htm
    I found tastynuts's ti bolts are much better quality than ___.
    ....better quality than_____ Toronto Cycles???
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    Quote Originally Posted by ziscwg
    ....better quality than_____ Toronto Cycles???
    Yes.
    Toronto's bolts have traces of rough cutting of a ti material, at least. Titanium does NOT like it. Tasty's bolts treads are rolled, other surface is polished. Two different bolts!

    The same with alu bolts, first are like cheap piece with agnails, seconds are great industrial. This is for those I have on hands.

    PS.Have been sold Racebolts stuffs, waiting for them

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    anyone know if tasty bolts ships to the united states? I am looking specifically for a set of ti bolts with a tapered head for my thomson stem.
    Looking for a Medium Scott Scale frame, preferably a 2012 in 26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgestone14
    anyone know if tasty bolts ships to the united states?
    From their site: "If Ordering from the USA multiply our VAT exclusive price by 1.90 for an approximate value"

    I'd say that's a yes,
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    Is the difference in quality worth paying twice as much for the Tasty Nuts? Is there a difference in strengh, or just looks? Just curious as I'm looking to do this as well...

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    Proper rolled threads are stronger and more durable. I'd say paying the extra is definitely worth it if you are using it somewhere like your stem where a failure is... uncomfortable.
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    I notised an ideal smooth surface into tread groove on bolts that came with factory products: Formula Oro Puro brakes, Syntace stem, Extralite stuff, Sram X.0 rear der. bolts and other.

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    Just for information on th ti colors I have listed the possible colrs here:
    https://torontocycles.com/images/Titanium_colors.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by TorontoCycles
    Just for information on th ti colors I have listed the possible colrs here:
    https://torontocycles.com/images/Titanium_colors.jpg
    If you choose blue at your site, which blue is it then?
    And can you maybe react to the fact if your bolts are cut or rolled?

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    The best bolts are forged, this is where the extra strenght come from, expect to pay.

    You can anodize you own bolts, you need 1- DC powersupply, like 24v and upwards iirc preferably adjustable (for different colours), and 2- some conducting liquid.. I guess you know the rest. edit: watch out for hydrogen embrittlement, not all conducting liquids will be good.

    For cool splash effect soak a piece of cloth in the liquid, wrap it around your Ti and crank the voltage up without submerging the Ti in liquid.

    You can also heat "anodize" Ti, first clean the ti with 90% or so alcohol (I usually sand/polish what I want to anodize just before I soak it in alcohol), there can be no fat, grease, dirt or anything on the surface, especially not fingerprints. Then you need a torch, (or heat and oxygen actually), different temperatures gives different colours. This also gives the titaniums surface a protective oxide coating so it doesnt scratch as easy.

    A block of Ti and some heat "anodized". You can get some funky colors, search the web if you want to know more.
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