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Limit screws(9 posts)

Limit screwsgala7516
Nov 4, 2003 5:56 PM
Where can I get new Shimano limit screws? I boogered mine up.
Not sure, but you might try www.thethirdhand.com (nm)B2
Nov 4, 2003 8:42 PM
Check the little bins at Home Depot and Lowe'sCory
Nov 4, 2003 9:11 PM
They won't have the specific part, but they carry thousands of little oddball screws, bolts and other hardware items. The size and thread are probably standard, so it would just be a matter of finding the right length. At least here in Reno, Lowe's has a lot more stuff than HD.
Check with your LBS.xrmattaz
Nov 5, 2003 4:04 AM
We/mine has a couple of boxes full of used derailleurs that
we regularly scavenge parts from.
ACE...C-40
Nov 5, 2003 4:26 AM
Ace hardware stroes often carry very small screws, even in stainless steel. The derailleur screws will be metric, not english.

If you want to buy a whole box of stainless screws, go to www.mcmaster.com.
Socket head?gala7516
Nov 5, 2003 5:33 AM
Does any one know what the thread is supposed to be? Has anyone replaced these limit screws with socket head cap screws? That seems like it would be easier to adjust.

McMaster Carr was a great suggestion, thanks.
The first thing I do to the Ds when building an MTB...TFerguson
Nov 5, 2003 6:19 AM
is replace all the screws with stainless steel socket head screws from Ace.

I keep several on hand also for all bikes when needed.

TF
The first thing I do to the Ds when building an MTB...gala7516
Nov 5, 2003 6:28 AM
Do recall the thread for the limit screws? M2?
No, I just took them with me...TFerguson
Nov 5, 2003 7:24 AM
and tried a nut to get the thread/diameter. Also since the lengths weren't exactly the same, I ended up using two different lengths on the front.

TF