Thomas Gerlach wrote:
Does anybody know the actual size of the two bolts that affix the basebar to the stem/pedestal on the new Speed Concept? I was trying to remove the basebar on my brand new Speed Concept last night to practice packing it for travel and one of the bolts stripped because they were put in so tight. I was able to get one out by pulling out my big ratchet with a socket on it, but that tool was not strong enough to break the other free it just ended up stripping the head instead. So, now I need to get this fastener that is stripped out, and I need to source two new bolts. So much for 6-8 nm of torque...
If I were you I would just get a whole second hardware kit. I believe mine was about $50 from the Trek store and it is a good thing to travel with.
I second this... TSA busted open my bike case and lost 4 bolts from my ziplock on my way to Kona. I figured it out but I'm ordering a backup set for future use.