Damaged Chainplate Bolts

Here are two good reasons why chainplates should be pulled and inspected (along with the bolts and other associated hardware) every 5 to 7 years - more often if leaking or other problems are noted.  The upper bolt is noticeably bent, while the bottom one shows significant corrosion. 

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