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1/12/2014 4:22 PM

If your seat clamp bolt is stripped and it is a non-integrated clamp. if you have spare brakes or your old ones the bolt that ties the brakes to the frame is the same thread as most seat clamps. so you can use that bolt. just found this out while working on my bike.

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1/12/2014 4:30 PM

Acutally most of the 5MM bolts on a bike are universal, same goes for most of the 6 MM bolts (unless you have S&M bolts, they are not Metric threading)

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1/12/2014 4:33 PM

also if you need a seat clamp bolt in a pinch due to stripping the threads out, you can take the bolt, find a nut that fits it, put the bolt through the hole & screw the nut on the end and tighten it altogether. Only if you REALLY need it or can't find anyone willing to let you borrow an old clamp for a couple days until you can get a new one anyway.

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