Sprockets My Sprocket mounting bolts striped? Will this work?

Discussion in 'Transmission / Drivetrain' started by StrontiumEthics, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. StrontiumEthics

    StrontiumEthics Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Ok, my idea is since I cant find a hex head bolt in any hardware store around me, I thought that I could just make 9 bolts by using a threaded rod. I got one from homedepot under the pretence of fixing another bike engine, things didnt work out, however, i got like 2 feet of rod. I tought maybe I can loctite one side and use washers, and lockwashers, then put another bolt on the other side where the rubber spacer goes? you guys think the threaded rod will break or bent? After all I am using 9 bolts?lol give me some feedback.

  2. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    I'd think it would work, but it seems like the hard way to do it. If you have a NAPA store near you, they should have hex heads.
  3. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    It would work fine....more effort than the original but can't be any worse.
  4. macarollo

    macarollo Guest

    I had the same problem, bought some new hex bolts at a lawn mower shop.

    You can't find ANY hex bolts in town... or the same size as original? As long as they fit through the sprocket it doesn't matter what you use.
  5. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    would this be as strong as -- store bought bolts ?

    while working in small engine repair shop
    we always found - the right - good hardened bolts to use

    I hear a lot about these threaded Home Depot rods
    just wondering -- how fast does a hack saw cut through one of these rods ?
    can I bend one of these rods over my leg ?
    are they truly as hard as an hardened bolt ?

    Ride That Thing - Mountainman
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2008
  6. kerf

    kerf Guest

    I guess I'm confused but I've never heard of a hardware store w/o bolts???
  7. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    yes - kerf -- I also am confused

    our local hardware store -- has a massive collection of nuts and bolts
    that's my kind of hardware store...

    and I just need to ask -- one more time
    how strong are these rods -- ones keep talking about ?

    I haven't shopped for rods lately
    but -- the last time I did
    seems like I could bend these rods -- very easy...

    Ride That Thing - Mountainman
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2008
  8. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    If you go to a "big box" hardware store, you will be disappointed more often.

    However, I have seen the proper sized bolts at Menards and Sears Hardware. I prefer a locally owned Ace or True Value. They have incredible options in bolts.

    Will threaded rod work? yes, but nuts on the end of rod will stick out a fair amount. Also, seems like too much work to me. This coming from a guy who took 13 months to build a bike.
  9. kerf

    kerf Guest

    My local Ace not only stocks a full line of grade three bolts but metric, grade 6 and grade 8. To add insult to that, about the same distance is a industrial bolt supplier that has never let me down. I'm lucky I guess.