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Chainring bolts and loc-tite(7 posts)

Chainring bolts and loc-titesuperdog
Nov 30, 2002 2:15 PM
Is there any problem with using the blue loc-tite on chainring bolts? The blue stuff isn't permanent.
Nov 30, 2002 2:45 PM
cr bolts shouldnt just come loose if they are tightened correctly to begin with.

ubt just to strictly answer your question, yes you can.
They keep coming offsuperdog
Nov 30, 2002 4:35 PM
I don't have a torque wrench and I tighten them pretty tight but I've lost two in the last three months.
Nail polish can work tooPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Nov 30, 2002 5:53 PM
I've found nailpolish to work just as good as loctite. Then to get it off you just use nailpolish remover. Just don't tell your gf :)

Curious phenomenonKerry
Nov 30, 2002 6:39 PM
You are about the only person to report this happening. Are you sure you've got them "pretty tight"? Because with the (relatively) soft aluminum of the chainrings and crank spider, there should be no problem tightening chain ring bolts enough so that they don't come loose. Grease the threads to be sure you can tighten them enough.
I accidently stripped onesuperdog
Nov 30, 2002 9:24 PM
The first time I lost one I went through and tightened them all. I accidently stripped one and I ended up replacing it. Now that I know about how much pressure it takes to strip it, I stay below that amount of force. What I really need to do is buy a torque wrench and apply the correct amount of pressure.

It may be that the replacement bolts I purchased are inferior quality and that's why it stripped. They were some brand X bolts made in China. That's all the LBS had on hand. Maybe I should get some Shimano or Campy bolts.
I use blue Loctite on almost everything. It works great. nmeddie m
Dec 1, 2002 2:12 PM