Fox F120 stripped brake mount thread?

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  • kevin1911
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    I bought a set of Fox F120s off ebay last week. Just been out to the garage to fit them and am a bit perplexed to see that one M6 bolt fits into the lower brake mount perfectly, but just goes straight into the upper one – i.e. it doesn’t thread in – it can just get pressed in. I wouldn’t have thought it could be that easy for the previous owner to have stripped the threads – or is it? Is the alloy that soft?

    I assume that the only real way around it is tpo replace the lowers?

    Anyone know whether ebay/paypal offer protection for these cases if the seller refuses to fix or refund?

    TandemJeremy
    Member

    Easy fix – helicoil. (google for it) cost a tenner or so from any engineering shop – or DIY if you buy the kit. I take it they are post mount not IS mount?

    Go that route if you can’t get satisfaction from ebay.

    kevin1911
    Member

    Thanks for that Jeremy – I’d heard of helicoils before but didn’t really realise what they did…now I do. Sounds like a get out of jail card. I’ll sleep a bit easier now 🙂

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