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If the fasteners are stainless steel, don't forget to use isolation washers of thin plastic and either TEFGEL or LANOCOTE on the bolts themselves to help prevent galvanic issues between the aluminum and stainless steel.
Has anyone given much thought to titanium fasteners, they aren't that mush more in cost, but 2/3rds less in weight and 2/3rds more in strength and you wont have the galvanic issues.
All my race bikes had all the fasteners, axles, pinion pins the works replaced with TI and never had a corrosion issues between the TI & ALU, not to mention I shed about 7-10 pounds off the bike.
I'm bet'n their some poundage that could be shed off the spars and even deck hardware fasteners
Just a thought
1955 Blanchard 51 Custom ( I got a woody )
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