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Hi, today, while washing my bike, I realized that the front brake fixing nut (the nut that go through the fork) is all rusty. My bike, a PedalForce with 2009 SRAM Rival gruppo, only have about 2500 km. I rode my bike about 3 times in the rain but I always kept it clean.

Is there a replacement nut (aftermarket or SRAM) that would be rustproof?
Is this a warranty thing? If yes, I'm in Canada so does someone know how it work?

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i would think your LBS could take care of that really easily... i'm sure they have something better than the stock part - which clearly rusted much too fast.
 

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b24fsb said:
looks like my 1 year old red stuff, its steel and who cares. no one sees it
I hear you but IMO a high end bike should not have rust on it.
 

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My black Rival brakes have rust in the cable fixing bolt and in the little screw inside the QR.


Kind of annoying...mine have been on my bike for about 6-7 months.
 

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quickfeet18 said:
but it can have enough dust to wipe away for a photo?
My bike is meant to be ridden everyday and no I don't wash it after each ride:)
 

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I cover those guys up with vinyl tape to stop that from happening. But I'm weird.
 

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I cover those guys up with vinyl tape to stop that from happening. But I'm weird.
That's a good idea...but I never imagine it would rust.
 

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anything steel can rust, even stainless bolts. unless the wrench you install them with is also stainless, you'll get particles of non-stainless steel in the bolt and that's where your rust starts. that needs to be washed w/ clear water everytime you ride in wet condition, or it will keep happening. put some tape over, or put a couple of drops of tri flow on it every now and then, that helps too.
 

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RC28 said:
My black Rival brakes have rust in the cable fixing bolt and in the little screw inside the QR.


Kind of annoying...mine have been on my bike for about 6-7 months.
Same here. I'm pretty pissed in a nit-picky kind of way. I just got two Aluminum brake fixing bolts after LIGHTLY sanding off the steel ones several times and gopping grease on them after.

If you find a source for a sram brake bolt kit in anything but steel.... tell me!

P.S. to OP - get that rusty bolt out of there or your CF fork will assplode and disintegrate into carcinoginic powder!!!! :O :) :D
 
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