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Baka in a previous thread mentioned that td1's shouldn't be put on a donek due to potentially damaging the topsheet. I just got a new donek from last season(got a great deal on a donek axis at Startinggate) and have td1's. He also mentioned that Sean might have some ptex discs that could protect the topsheet. Is this my only option? Does anybody else have any recommendations?

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Cut out some disks from an old milk jug. You should use a longer screw if you put anything between the base disk and the board but they are standard M6 bolts that can be gotten from McMasterCarr or from Bomberonline. You probably would need a 12mm M6. I think that the standard ones are 10mm if I remember correctly.

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My bad experience with this was with an older Donek board. The topsheets have apparently changed since then and may have become a little more robust, although they look and feel very similar to the old ones.

Anyway, when this subject came up before I remember other solutions being mentioned such as using the rubber from a bicycle inner tube (not sure it would be big enough?), or bevelling the edge of the cant disk.

Any not too-hard, not too-soft material that extends beyond the cant disk by about 5 mm all around should work.

You'll need to add the same thickness material to the bumpers as well, otherwise they won't be thick enough to compress properly.

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Originally posted by bschurman

Cut out some disks from an old milk jug. You should use a longer screw if you put anything between the base disk and the board but they are standard M6 bolts that can be gotten from McMasterCarr or from Bomberonline. You probably would need a 12mm M6. I think that the standard ones are 10mm if I remember correctly.

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Just out of curiosity what's the deal with going to special sources for stainless M6? Is this because y'all want the allen head variety??? because I have no issues finding phillips in my local hardware store.

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Scorpio,

The problem really arrises when binding screws work loose or with very heavy aggressive riders. You've got plenty of time before the seson begins, so just give me a call and We can get you a set. It comes with longer screws and washers for the bumpers. The milk jug idea won't really do the job as they tend to be too thin.

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Originally posted by Gecko

Just out of curiosity what's the deal with going to special sources for stainless M6? Is this because y'all want the allen head variety??? because I have no issues finding phillips in my local hardware store.

Well, I go to the special source for the M6 because I do want the hex head. Personally I hate phillips becuase they are actually designed to torqe out the driver. If I had my choice of screws for things around the house it would be square drive.

Also, I think it's something like $5.00 for a box of 50 so I don't think that's too bad. I also have found some other uses for the bolts at home like holding the license plate on my Audi.

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Originally posted by Donek

Scorpio,

The problem really arrises when binding screws work loose or with very heavy aggressive riders. You've got plenty of time before the seson begins, so just give me a call and We can get you a set. It comes with longer screws and washers for the bumpers. The milk jug idea won't really do the job as they tend to be too thin.

Thanks Sean, I'll give you a call in the coming days! I have to say the board looks awesome though. I can't wait to try it out.

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