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Metric Fasteners for Bicycles: Let the Part Fit the Usage

metrics fasteners for bikes

If you know anything about cycling at all, you know that weight affects speed in a big way.

That’s why so many bicycle hobbyist are obsessed with finding the lightest parts and components possible for their bikes, right down to the metric fasteners holding the thing together.

Light frame tubing metals such as aluminum, magnesium and especially titanium may dazzle you with the promise of minimal density. So it seems sensible enough to use metric fasteners made of super-lightweight materials as well — that is, until your bike falls apart.

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