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radmattyd 05-03-2010 9:25 PM

quick release tower bolts?
 
Hey everyone.

I just bought a 2008 Calabria team-V and I'm going to be folding the tower down every weekend to park it in the garage.

The current tower bolts require an allan wrench but it strips out easily.

Where would be a good place to purchase the quick release knob bolts?

fast355 05-06-2010 8:21 PM

Matt,

I used to drop my tower every ride to tuck the boat up into my hoist's canopy. I bought two bicycle "axle skewers" from a local bike shop, cut them down and threaded the shaft again. these are the "quick release" style found on many bikes today.

Cost me 10 bucks!

andrewjet 05-07-2010 7:51 AM

Matt, do you have any pictures?? Jet

mrawdtsi 05-07-2010 8:14 AM

im in the same boat so to speak. Looking for some sort of quick release on the front two pillars of my tower, unscrewing them each time is getting old fast!

Maybe something as simple as a bolt with a bit knob on the end that you can hand crank? :confused:

Not trying to hijack the thread.

mrawdtsi 05-07-2010 8:35 AM

Matt,

I've found a couple options at DIYwake.com.

10x30mm soft grip bolt/knob.

http://diywake.com/shop/shopexd.asp?id=595

Here is a quick release pin for their tower feet kits. Would this work for you?

http://diywake.com/shop/shopexd.asp?id=531

kbob 05-07-2010 9:30 AM

Just another option
http://www.monroeengineering.com/New...ob-studded.htm

malibumatt 05-07-2010 10:10 AM

Let me know if you guys decide to try. I pick up my pro v tommorow and am in the same situation.

ndh2o 05-07-2010 10:15 AM

http://www.mcmaster.com/# also will have almost any kind of bolt, with knobs, etc...

radmattyd 05-13-2010 11:40 AM

THanks for all the responses. My brother found some place online and ordered some. I'll try to find the link and post it.

I'm in WA and the place we ordered from is in CA and they seem to be takinf forever though.

Actually we did order these: http://www.mcmaster.com/#machine-handles/=72of2k

radmattyd 05-13-2010 11:40 AM

MalibuMatt. How do you like your Pro-V so far?

malibumatt 05-19-2010 9:46 AM

Great. I bought it, put in storage and have been watching it rain ever since. I store it about 40 miles form me in the winter then it will sit in the driveway during the summer. Going to PM you some questions.


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