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2017-04-13 8:39 PM

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Subject: Where to get Felt replacement armrests?
Ok, well my armrests for my aerobars have seen better days (2013 B16). Even though I wipe my bike off and spray it with oil every 1-2 weeks, the bolts are rusted like crazy and I can't even remove them anymore. I'd have to drill them out if I wanted to. Does anywhere know where I could source a replacement at? Hope would be the new set would use different medal for the bolts because they did not last long at all. They started to rust very soon after I got my bike and just kept getting worst.

I thought about just drilling them out and finding new bolts but with how bad they are I'm thinking some tough love will be needed to get them out. This isn't really needed and is mostly for vanity.


2017-04-13 10:55 PM
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Subject: RE: Where to get Felt replacement armrests?
Just google it. Amazon, Nashbar, etc. etc. There are a couple different sizes, thicknesses, double check that you have the right one.
2017-04-14 5:35 AM
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Subject: RE: Where to get Felt replacement armrests?
local felt dealer would likely be the easiest way...

as for the bolts, buy some stainless steel ones in the same size, plenty of options online.
2017-04-14 7:38 AM
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Subject: RE: Where to get Felt replacement armrests?
Other than for looks, why are you worried about them being rusted on?
2017-04-14 1:59 PM
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Subject: RE: Where to get Felt replacement armrests?
besides them seizing up (as the op has found) being a pita... eventually the corrosion will compromise the bolts... or most metal.

You can check youtube for some video's of guys unwrapping their drop bars and most of the metal underneath looking like swiss cheese from the corrosion over time... I've seen it in person a few times, extremely gross (and dangerous)
2017-04-16 6:30 PM
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Subject: RE: Where to get Felt replacement armrests?
Just to throw my two cents in and recent experience before I sold off my B16. Same bolts, rusted to the crapper. I wasn't willing to sell the bike in that condition. I think I was only able to remove 1 of the 4 bolts with an allen wrench. I drilled the tops off of the other 3 to remove the rest and then visegrips to rotate them off. I replaced them with the bolts in the link below because A2 or A4 flat head socket head cap screws in 6mm are hard to come by cheaply. But note, the bolts go into aluminum. Aluminum and stainless steel together can gall the threads. A good NON COPPER based anti-seize is important.

Fastenal does carry the correct length of screws if you have one close by with a large enough stock to carry them. Otherwise, shipping was something like $10 for $4 worth of screws....

Stay away from unmarked bolts, as they should be considered non-grade and not trustable for the arm rest.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/361355773747?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&s...


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