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Are Bolts Required When V-Brakes Are Replaced With Disc
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[attachment=4905]Just bought a used Mountain bike with Marzocchi 03 Bomber MX Comp forks. The brakes were originally v-brakes but the previous owner switched to disc. There are now no bolts in the holes where the v-brakes were. There's a small sticker on the forks that says, "do not remove bolts securing the brake arch to the slider tubes. Serious injury could occur." Do I need to track down the appropriate bolts to secure this area and prevent fork failure?
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(02-25-2014, 01:06 PM)LatterUp Wrote:  Just bought a used Mountain bike with Marzocchi 03 Bomber MX Comp forks. The brakes were originally v-brakes but the previous owner switched to disc. There are now no bolts in the holes where the v-brakes were. There's a small sticker on the forks that says, "do not remove bolts securing the brake arch to the slider tubes. Serious injury could occur." Do I need to track down the appropriate bolts to secure this area and prevent fork failure?

no u don't need the bolts
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It is a good idea to install some M6 bolts/screws in the holes, grease the holes first, and torque tight. This will reduce corrosion build up in there. But you do not need them.
Nigel
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