Originally Posted by Twanger
I've found that the bolts holding the cable assembly to the frame are prone to rusting.
Probably best to replace them with stainless. I have not done this yet.
A solution to the rusting without changing anything would of course be to use a cotton swab and apply a rust inhibitor periodically to the bolt heads... or for a more "permanent" fix, clean the bolt heads VERY well with a lacquer thinner or alcohol (something that dissolves grease but leaves no residue when it evaporates), then use a Clear Coat pen and cover the bolt heads. You can get a Clear Coat pen at any autoparts store. It is just like a paint marker but just has clear coat in it for touching up automobile paint jobs. aonce it is dry it has no smell, unlike solvents and such.