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    what size nylon bolts?

    Seems that I'm in a hardware store most every day of late (bathroom renovation - yuck). I never remember to pull the extra water bottle bolts and I'd probably lose them if I did.

    What size nylon bolts to replace these puppies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by capt pearl
    Seems that I'm in a hardware store most every day of late (bathroom renovation - yuck). I never remember to pull the extra water bottle bolts and I'd probably lose them if I did.

    What size nylon bolts to replace these puppies?

    gratzi,

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    I wasn't able to find metric, but I found that 10-32 screw right in.
    If you want to play with electricity, more power to ya......

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaFireMedic
    I wasn't able to find metric, but I found that 10-32 screw right in.

    Yup, that's what I used too (10-32) and I painted them chrome so they look a little better

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    gratzi

    Quote Originally Posted by DaFireMedic
    I wasn't able to find metric, but I found that 10-32 screw right in.

    i'll pick some up on my next trip.

    -capt p

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    At Home Depot they have these nylon "hole plugs" that snap perfectly into the hole. They are actually smaller than the 10-32 screw and have a much cleaner look when snapped in (they have a smooth face). They are white nylon and face is the same size as the water bottle bosses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steamboatsig
    At Home Depot they have these nylon "hole plugs" that snap perfectly into the hole. They are actually smaller than the 10-32 screw and have a much cleaner look when snapped in (they have a smooth face). They are white nylon and face is the same size as the water bottle bosses.
    Do you have a part number that i can refer to when i go there?

    thnx
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyb
    Do you have a part number that i can refer to when i go there?

    thnx
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    Sorry, I don't. But they were in the same drawer as the nylon 10-32 screws. They were in these little plastic bags, 2 plugs per bag. I will see if I have the empty bag in my tool box, but I don't think so. I just recently got a paper shredder and have been shredding everything in sight because I love the sound. I would just start looking through the drawers at Home Depot's screws and bolts section. It was actually kind of fun finding something that would work.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steamboatsig
    Sorry, I don't. But they were in the same drawer as the nylon 10-32 screws. They were in these little plastic bags, 2 plugs per bag. I will see if I have the empty bag in my tool box, but I don't think so. I just recently got a paper shredder and have been shredding everything in sight because I love the sound. I would just start looking through the drawers at Home Depot's screws and bolts section. It was actually kind of fun finding something that would work.

    Good luck.

    Conrad
    I am heading down to Home Depot for something else today, so I'll look for them. Do these look like they would keep water out O.K.?

    BTW: I love the shredder too. You should get one of those electric bug zappers for the patio. Those are even more fun.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaFireMedic
    I am heading down to Home Depot for something else today, so I'll look for them. Do these look like they would keep water out O.K.?

    BTW: I love the shredder too. You should get one of those electric bug zappers for the patio. Those are even more fun.....
    I found em---they snap right into place and two weigh .4 grams (point 4) and cost .35 for the 2.

    Thanks for the awesome tip-----2 Aluminum bolts weigh 2 grams. these are a lot lighter!

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    Man, my home depot sucks. They're like, "whats a nylon bolt?" "Oh, go to bathroom supplies," and there "whats a nylon bolt?" Bunch of dimwits. I need to find a good hardware store. I went to Ace, "sorry, I dont know what that is." I hate the employees at my local home depot. They dont know anything about anything. Well, some do, but most dont. And Here I am with 6 steel waterbottle bolts in my frame...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyb
    I found em---they snap right into place and two weigh .4 grams (point 4) and cost .35 for the 2.

    Thanks for the awesome tip-----2 Aluminum bolts weigh 2 grams. these are a lot lighter!

    jeremyb
    What size are they? I bought 3/16" and they they went in, but I had to jam them in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaFireMedic
    What size are they? I bought 3/16" and they they went in, but I had to jam them in.
    Heres a scan of the package:


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    I remember Steve-O had some extra metric nylon bottle cage bolts because he ordered a bunch from an online supplier. Try contacting him.

    Here is a link to another thread on nylon bolts.
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...t=nylon+metric

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    I am glad have been able to contribute to the world famous "Save some weight" MTBR forum. I hope to start seeing this mod in MTBA, Bike, etc. Maybe one day I can get a official holiday named after me.

    I am buying stock in this company right away.

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    Hey, I posted but it disappeared. Anyway, I am proud that I have been able to contribute to the world famous "Save some weight" MTBR forum. I hope to see this weight saving mod in all of the popular publications and at all of the races. Maybe one day they will name a holiday after me. haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steamboatsig
    I am glad have been able to contribute to the world famous "Save some weight" MTBR forum. I hope to start seeing this mod in MTBA, Bike, etc. Maybe one day I can get a official holiday named after me.

    I am buying stock in this company right away.

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    post some pics to see how they look, I mean installed on your machine.
    Cheers on your Holiday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doccoraje
    post some pics to see how they look, I mean installed on your machine.
    Cheers on your Holiday.
    How do I post pics? Maybe I could email you the pic and you can post it for me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doccoraje
    post some pics to see how they look, I mean installed on your machine.
    Cheers on your Holiday.

    Heres the pics of the "bolts":



    They really fit in there sweetly and i cant see how any water could get in there.

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    Mail order nylon bolts?

    My local Home Depot(s) - both of them - don't carry any nylon bolts anymore. They're discontinuing the little drawer of custom parts, even.

    I'm thinking of ordering these:

    http://www.smallparts.com/products/descriptions/ssn.cfm (SSN-032-4)

    In 10-32, with 1/4" length. Comments? Sure would be cool if you could get these in yellow or red or something...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gambrills
    My local Home Depot(s) - both of them - don't carry any nylon bolts anymore. They're discontinuing the little drawer of custom parts, even.

    I'm thinking of ordering these:

    http://www.smallparts.com/products/descriptions/ssn.cfm (SSN-032-4)

    In 10-32, with 1/4" length. Comments? Sure would be cool if you could get these in yellow or red or something...
    Yes i know, red or yellow or even just black would be very cool. I've thought about painting them, but that might be an extra two tenths of a gram

    Yeah those hex head 10-32 would be good---id go with something a little longer than 1/4 (you can always trim it later if the need arises).

    jeremyb

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