I was having a discussion the other day with
and I suggested he use acorn nuts for his project.
/ @polecrasher mentioned to get an acorn nut of equal or greater strength. Great idea!!!??? How do we know the strength of hardware???
I am sure that most of us are familiar with the different markings of grade 5 and grade 8 hex bolts. But do we really know the strength of the bolts or do we just use a grade 8 because it is stronger? What I have found (if I am reading it right) is that for most accessories that we put on our bikes grade 2 is plenty strong enough.
For example,,,1/4" - 1 1/2" grade 0 plain nut has a proof load stress of 69,000 psi. and a grade 7 is 175,000 psi.
I am not smart enough to interpret these numbers,,,I would not trust a 1/4" nut to hold up 69,000 lbs!!!
Probably just dont understand something,,,
So since I do not want to waste valuable riding or working on the bike time trying to learn all this. I will just do like I always have,,,Guess what will work best for me!!!
I have attached a couple files so y'all can see for your self.