First post on here.
I have a 2009 Boardman FS Comp. Had a couple of problems with the lower pivot bolt on the suspension arm ( exactly as described here : http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/boardman-fs-bits-fallen-off-damn-now-i-have-to-call-halfords ) working loose. Incidentally, if it works WAY loose it jams the chainring which is not fun if you're devoid of talent and going at maximum chicken at the time. Anyway, I took off the chainring and crank and applied threadlocker to the thing, but in my determination to ensure it didn't work loose again, I snapped the head off the bolt. Note to self, get a torgue wrench.
So, went into Halford and they told me it's extremely unlikely they will be able to get hold of the part. For a 3 year old bike ! I have a forty year old motorcycle in the shed that I can get parts for.
Is my only option to have the bolt machined ? Do Halford ( and Boardman ) really not hold parts for their 'legacy' MTBs or is there a known back door route to getting hold of parts ?
Sorry for the essay. I could have written 'I need this part', but I needed to vent.
Thanks in advance.