14596Re: Troubleshooting Build Issues
- Feb 1, 2013Ha, my FAP bolt was rock solid! But it's been customized considerably, or rather, the FAP itself.
--- In email@example.com, Pete B wrote:
> Never had a problem with the "special nuts" loosening. I did convert them
> over to quick release skewers (from spare seatpost clamps) early on though.
> Did have a problem with the long bolt through the front tonque/FAP moving
> but that's another story...
> On 23 January 2013 11:15, thirdraildesignlab wrote:
> > 1. Have you ever had your 'special nuts' loosen on their own? I admit that
> > checking these nuts was not on my regular pre-ride checklist as it should
> > have been, but I noted yesterday that one side had loosened and allowed the
> > left side of the FR to lift up and out of the drops (given substantial high
> > center of gravity weight loading at the time) rendering the bike not only
> > unridable, but pretty much uncontrollable. No injury to me or my lil'
> > passengers. But I was surprised that there was loosening of these bolts,
> > given their critical importance, and even more so that it happened on one
> > side of a largely symmetrical assembly (excepting of course the force of
> > the drivetrain on the opposing side)
> 'The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any
> member of a civilised community against his will, is to prevent harm to
> others. He cannot rightfully be compelled for his own good, or because, in
> the opinion of others, it would be wise, or even right. These are good
> reasons for persuading him, but not for compelling him.' : John Stuart Mill
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