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I need a little screw(25 posts)

I need a little screwKristin
Jun 30, 2003 5:19 PM
Deore XT rear derailieur (sp?) pulley limit screw--to be precise. I removed it from the rear derailieur while I was putting the Trek 900 together. The head is pretty badly striped, and some of the threads on the bolt were damaged. It looks like a 1/4" english measurment screw that someone bought at a hardward store and pretended was compatable. I was able to get it out without damaging the derailieur threads, but had assumed that I could find a replacement easily. You know what they say about assumptions? Anyway, where can I find the right screw for the job???
This should make you feel bettercoonass
Jun 30, 2003 5:32 PM
Here is some more info for later on:
Better (viewing) quality parts list:coonass
Jun 30, 2003 5:56 PM and a good site for ordering the part:
ok, so who else is snickering...!(nm)MrDan
Jun 30, 2003 6:15 PM
Looking for a loose one?techie470
Jun 30, 2003 6:39 PM

hey kristinrandell
Jun 30, 2003 6:40 PM
have you tryed your local bike shoppe? they allways have a bunch of decease deraillers. lots of small parts there. hope this helps. i mananged 3 bike shops before i went to the dark side, i now sell subaru's and mazdas now( but i ride to work 24 miles each way)
What did I tell you about teasing me like that?(nm)merckx56
Jun 30, 2003 6:41 PM
Wasn't it...Kristin
Jun 30, 2003 6:51 PM
"Please tease me baby..." ?? My apologies if I misunderstood. Does no one have a real answer for me? I went to 2 bike shops already. Appearantly they install all the limit screws in the bikes they build up...AND the deceaseD derailieurs are put into the trash bin right away.
Wasn't it...techie470
Jun 30, 2003 7:00 PM

Try Spokes. Last time I was there they had tubs of old parts against the wall.

Wasn't it...randell
Jun 30, 2003 7:11 PM
do youlive near sacramento ,ca? if so or not i can send you a few screws.
Your choicetechie470
Jun 30, 2003 6:47 PM
Pick your part.

Thanks! Found it.Kristin
Jun 30, 2003 7:15 PM
The Tension adjusting screw. :-)
this is not quite what I thought is message aboutcyclopathic
Jun 30, 2003 6:58 PM
oh well try hardware store. It is metric equivalent of 1/4".. 6mm?
New Forum - single and lonely? (nm)Iwannapodiumgirl
Jun 30, 2003 10:08 PM
Good post Kristin! ;-) nmMB1
Jul 1, 2003 3:16 AM
Good post Kristin! ;-) nmboyd2
Jul 1, 2003 3:37 AM

I have a hole box of trashed derailures. If you send me your address and a description I will send you one. johncboyd at Yahoo.
Let me give you my phone number! Yeah baby!Smeagol
Jul 1, 2003 3:57 AM
Ace Hardware, metric stainless steel, hex head...TFerguson
Jul 1, 2003 4:50 AM
On my MTB bikes I remove all of the adjustment screws on both front and rear derailleurs and replace with stainless hex heads. Much easier to adjust, slot/Philips doesn't strip out and I don't have to carry a screwdriver.

Another thing. They are metric, but if somebody has already forced an American Std thread you may have to stay with whatever they used.

Terry. Great adviceKristin
Jul 1, 2003 9:09 AM
I have always wondered why they install those dang phillps head screws. Everything on the bike is hex but 3 small bolts that may need to be adjusted during a ride--requiring yet another tool in my bag. I'll look for them this week. If not I'll just order one from Shimano. Thanks!
I was in need of a good smile! Thanks, Kristin! nmMike P
Jul 1, 2003 5:03 AM
Me too. nm :)No_sprint
Jul 1, 2003 9:54 AM
I MUST meet you!MisJG
Jul 1, 2003 12:07 PM
Too bad Bicycle Specialties is gone. That was a great shop. I needed a longer limit screw for my sister's front derail (she kept dropping her chain when shifting) and they had a spare campy screw that fit. So my sis could say she had campy parts on her shimano bike! It turns out that the shop she bought her bike from (Mission Bay in Elgin) had installed a shifter for a triple when she only had a double, so it wasn't the limit adjustment after all. They replaced the shifter, all is well. I wonder if I still have that screw?
I tried to meet you on Friday, butKristin
Jul 1, 2003 12:20 PM
You were so focused on the asphault that you didn't see me waving like a crazy woman as I drove past. It was just after the tollway authority. If there had been less traffic I'd have slowed up and said, "Hey." Next time... (White Schwinn with some chartruse, correct?)
Jul 1, 2003 12:34 PM
Not sure where you might have seen chartreuse (unless the paint is more discoloured than I thought!). I believe I was wearing a blue sleeveless jersey that day. Red helmet, red shoes, yellow gloves, black shorts, white schwinn (w/grateful dead stickers covering the scratches if you look really close), black/red panniers, I could go on. . . Friday I had to make an extra stop at a store on Ogden (Authorized Appliance) over by where BS used to be, so I had to ride on Ogden for a short stretch. Not my choice of streets to ride, but then it was back to Warrenville for the trip home. Probably just around 5 PM?
Yes, greenKristin
Jul 1, 2003 1:02 PM
Yes, I passed you right at 5pm. I could swear I saw some green on the bike. Perhaps one of them GD stickers. Til next time...