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Old 02-19-2008, 03:55 PM   #11
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When you finally get a new bolt in make sure it's at least a grade viii (8.8 metric) and not the crappy stock mild steel. Aircraft quality is best. Stainless steel preferred.

Old Britbike owners already know this.
Grade M 8.8 is roughly equal to SAE Grade 5. You need M 10.9 or higher to equal SAE Grade 8.
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:06 PM   #12
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Grade M 8.8 is roughly equal to SAE Grade 5. You need M 10.9 or higher to equal SAE Grade 8.
Well, even grade 5 is better than stock I'd bet ya.
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