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Small PartsRickF
Aug 20, 2002 10:55 AM
Still building up my 12 year old Paramount OS and was wondering if there is any place on the Internet (or anywhere else) to find small parts. I'm currently looking for the screws/springs that go in the rear dropouts to help align the axle. Tried the LBS and they thought that nobody made them any more(??).
Try thisscottfree
Aug 20, 2002 11:12 AM
re: Small PartsSilas_Greenback
Aug 20, 2002 11:34 AM
Or It and the Third Hand were one business in Oregon, went out of business, and the Loose Screw is back in operation on a barebones, Internet order only basis. We got a Regina America 7 speed freewheel from them that came in the original tin case. As parts become harder to find, they increase in price. An old Campy Record crankset can cost twice as much as a new one, disregarding the carbon fiber version.
re: This too...Mike Prince
Aug 20, 2002 12:59 PM
A good framebuilder may be able to get his hands on some. Not sure how much luck you'll have trying to buy small parts from a framebuilder, but they may be able to recommend some sources. may be worth a try too. Excel Sports ( also sells some small parts and may be able to get you some. Loose Screws should have these, but they tend to be a bit expensive.

Good luck.
re: Found 'em...Mike Prince
Aug 20, 2002 1:18 PM

another possibilitygs6769
Aug 20, 2002 1:03 PM
You could try I think it's a one man operation, but he seems to have a lot of stuff and is probably hooked into 'the network' to find odd small parts.
re: Small PartsPMC
Aug 20, 2002 1:43 PM
I just bought a set of Campy adjusters from a good local shop for 5 bucks. They're County Cycles in St Paul Minnesota and may very well be willing to ship you a set. Phone is (651) 482-9609
Find a better bike shopAlexx
Aug 20, 2002 4:45 PM
My fixie needed a couple of those screws, and my bike shop had them.
What your LBS reall said:Kerry
Aug 20, 2002 5:13 PM
"We're too lazy to contact Campy USA, who stocks these parts. If we did, we'd have to order them for you and go through a lot of hassel. Instead, it's easier to say that 'We think they're not made anymore,' and hope you'll go away. We're so uninformed, that we don't even know that there are several mail order suppliers who handle them." I think that pretty well captures what your shop told you.
shop should know betterDaveG
Aug 20, 2002 6:16 PM
Easily found mail order at Excel and Small Parts as others have already stated. Shop should be able to easily get them as they have a couple of types shown in the QBP catalog. You could also just buy a metric screw and spring at Home Depot or similar.
re: Small PartsRickF
Aug 21, 2002 3:57 AM
Thanks for all the suggestions! As one person said, the LBS was just plain lazy!