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Old December 31st, 2016, 05:21 AM   #1
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Default Aluminum jam nuts for toe stops?

I did a search here and came up dry.

My Pilot Zytel plates have a big clunky split lock washer and steel nut to lock the toe stops. I'm trying to put my skates on a diet so they are not as heavy as boat anchors.

Is there any reason I can't change them out for internal star lock washers and much lighter aluminum jam nuts the car guys use to lock heim joints, clevises and such? I did a search on the web to find automotive and aircraft applications so these are the real deal.

Some girls are just techie that way, even though I am trying not to be the question a day lady...
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Old December 31st, 2016, 10:19 AM   #2
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Should be fine. Theres some skates out there that do use alu jam nuts. Be sure to clean your threads and add a little blue loctite then set your jam nut and let it set up for 24 hours before use. the alu jam nut wont likely have the same holding power as the steel one.


Although, the best way to put them on a diet is wheels.
Royal assassins are the best thing rolling for that right now. ridiculous performance, insanely light.
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Old December 31st, 2016, 11:42 AM   #3
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What toe stops are you using? You can save some weight by going with hollow stemmed stops as well (ex. Mota Monster or Sure Grip Rx).
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Old December 31st, 2016, 01:26 PM   #4
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What toe stops are you using? You can save some weight by going with hollow stemmed stops as well (ex. Mota Monster or Sure Grip Rx).
I have Mota Monsters.
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Old December 31st, 2016, 02:08 PM   #5
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Should be fine. Theres some skates out there that do use alu jam nuts. Be sure to clean your threads and add a little blue loctite then set your jam nut and let it set up for 24 hours before use. the alu jam nut wont likely have the same holding power as the steel one.


Although, the best way to put them on a diet is wheels.
Royal assassins are the best thing rolling for that right now. ridiculous performance, insanely light.
I will look into a torque spec. i'm sure they have the same helical clamping force as steel, but getting too ham fisted could stretch the theads way sooner than steel. I don't have that problem, i promise not to use a breaker bar or cheater pipe on the wrench. Giggle.

Ok Mister Google, Royal Assassins.... OMG! Darn you Mort! I was nieve, now these are at the top of my "gotta have" list! I forgive you. The math: scribble, scribble.... geez the wheels are almost what i paid for the skates... bearings, shipping... carry the one, move the decimal point. Yup, i will need a bank loan or some serious overtime!

Lucky for me a friend said he would lend me a box full of old wheels to try first. Save my pennies.... I wonder if i can customize pink with gold anodized??? Oops, just thinking out loud. Those wheels are the stuff!!!! Thanks, i think?
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Old December 31st, 2016, 07:04 PM   #6
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well the royal assassins have somewhat limited choices as urethane hardness and color goes.

The Scott Corey "Phantoms" are the same hub , same urethane, but different colors, and able to be customized if so wanted. He also has a "wide" version, which can be a full width/height "speed" wheel.

http://www.coreyskates.com

These wheels are worth selling off 2 or 3 used sets to get 1 set of phantoms, no doubt.

I should sell off some of my stock, but I like to give people options when trying wheels.
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