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Sept. 15, 2022, 8:45 p.m. -  Andrew Major

No doubt that aesthetics matter. They matter a lot on a frame at this premium level as you note. I firmly believe that sh*t happens, but even then I'd be surprised to learn that in the history of IS tabs someone has ever sheered a steel M6 bolt. Even a cheap rusty one. I've seen plenty of striped post mounts and more than a few cracked calipers.  Curious how you would go about heli-coiling a carbon frame? I've seen plenty of questionable heli-coil fixes from pedal threads in cranks to the post-mounts on magnesium fork lowers but I've yet to see someone try it with a carbon frame. Certainly, I imagine that Robert's Composites has repaired more than a few stripped post mounts on carbon frames but I imagine that's accomplished by bonding in a new insert.

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