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Old 01-30-2014
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Re: Embedded Chain plate maint/replacement

Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
Moving them to the outside does provide a slight benefit by putting the fasteners in compression instead of tension but since they are primarily in shear, that theoretical benefit does not begin to offset all the other negative aspects of the move.
It also increases the lever arm relative to the bolt attachment points, which increases the torque on the bolt head.
Greg Rubin
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