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Good after noon this happy Tuesday. I was wondering if any of you would know they dimensions and info on the size bolts I would need. I want to get some anodized ones.
I am running BB5 on a Gary Fisher Marlin Disc.

I would like to get the bolts that hold the discs on. Any one know.
 

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You want to replace the bolts with anodized ones? As in anodized aluminum alloy ones? If that is the case then I will tell you that I do not recommend this.

They're M5X10 bolts.
 

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Blue colored high-strength fasteners do this job on my wheels. Made from metric grade 10.9 alloy steel, size M5 x 10. Mine are button head style, standard cap heads are also available. They have a distinctive bright blue finish. They're cheap and look great too. :thumbsup:

Buy them here: http://www.mcmaster.com/#94722a363/=2gjp5c

They don't round-out if torquing hard to back-out a stuck bolt. The material is much stronger than typical stainless steel fasteners. Use a good quality hex key always.

Cheers,
-S
 

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PCC said:
You want to replace the bolts with anodized ones? As in anodized aluminum alloy ones? If that is the case then I will tell you that I do not recommend this.

They're M5X10 bolts.
Why don't you recommend them
 

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Generally, you need more aluminum to get the same strength as steel. With bolts, the dimensions are fixed...
 

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The last thing I want to have fail on my bike are the brakes, especially while trying to stop on a big downhill section of trail. Aluminum does not have the shear strength of steel. That's good enough reason for me.
 
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