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Offline david c

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nuts and bolts
« on: 09.07. 2011 17:02 »
hi, just starting to assemble a 52 star twin , does anyone know where to get good quality chromed nuts and bolts or would i be better off rechroming original ones , as i am having some other bits chromed ?

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Re: nuts and bolts
« Reply #1 on: 09.07. 2011 17:07 »
lots of places to choose from David.
I've used these in the past and had no problems www.custom-fasteners.co.uk

They also have quite a collection of bike bits
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Re: nuts and bolts
« Reply #2 on: 09.07. 2011 18:29 »
I have used custom fasteners parts usually arrive the next day.
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Re: nuts and bolts
« Reply #3 on: 12.07. 2011 06:50 »
thanks for your help, always best to use people other members have used and are happy with, thanks

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Re: nuts and bolts
« Reply #4 on: 13.07. 2011 12:10 »
I'll be interested to see how your costs stack up David, rechroming vs replacing with stainless steel bolts. I've been looking at stainless bolts and nuts whereever there is no need for BSC (cycle) threads ie through nuts/bolts, they seem quite economic and look good and only seem to get expensive when you need the BSC threads from special suppliers....

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Re: nuts and bolts
« Reply #5 on: 13.07. 2011 21:08 »
Been down this route before on AJS restoration. As the bike will be kept in garage or shed at the best and not in the front room, it will be exposed to a certain amount of damp unless a humidifier is used. With chrome nuts / bolts, soon as you get a spanner on them the chrome surface can mark and lead to rust forming, leading to paint blistering on painwork in the future. You get the same result using bright zinc plated (now used instead of cadmium due to enviromental issues) nuts & bolts. I know it's more expensive, but I think stainless steel is the way to go, even if you do it gradually you only have to fit it once. I use D. Middleton for all stainless steel fixings....excellent quality / finish.

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Re: nuts and bolts
« Reply #6 on: 13.08. 2011 17:59 »
i see what you mean about stainless, i hadnt given it a thought about using it . saw some at cheltenham autojumble today, i didnt realise you could get so much stuff in it. thanks for you help

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Re: nuts and bolts
« Reply #7 on: 18.08. 2011 10:24 »
Buy some long Whitworth stainless bolts with the correct shaft size ( cut threads not rolled threads ) .
Cut off the thread and rethread CEI so you now have a bolt with a slightly larger head bit one that will fit the tools in your tool roll.
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Re: nuts and bolts
« Reply #8 on: 18.08. 2011 21:14 »
 Another source is pushbike shops. Their old axles in 5/15" & 3/8" and nuts are cei, usually cad or chrome but I have seen ss.
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