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    I lost a shimano SPD cleat bolt.

    So i was riding my bike today and i notice that i lost one of the screws that hold the cleat to the shoe. I was wondering where i can get a replacement screw, i mean does Bicycle village, REI or sport cycling sell them, or do i have to order them online and by the way is safe to ride with only one bolt holding the cleat to the shoe???

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMTbiker89 View Post
    So i was riding my bike today and i notice that i lost one of the screws that hold the cleat to the shoe. I was wondering where i can get a replacement screw, i mean does Bicycle village, REI or sport cycling sell them, or do i have to order them online and by the way is safe to ride with only one bolt holding the cleat to the shoe???
    I'm sure that if you go into any good bicycle shop and bring a couple of beers with you, any mech would give you the cleat screw. Heck, if you caught me or any other MTB patroller on the trail, we'd give you one (always carry extras)..

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    Everybody - get an extra one or 2 and use it for your bottle cage screw.
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    I've got about a dozen of those things in my Camelback...

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    fix it as soon as you can

    If you only have one, the cleat will pivot on the one when you twist your ankle to get out, except you will not come out.

    If you need to take the bolt holding on a water bottle cage and use it. It will work in a pinch.

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    every shop has hundreds of these--just ask for one.

    I find they are far less likely to fall if you use bearing grease on the threads and bolt head interface. Bearing grease lets you get them a bit tighter w/o stripping them out.

    most people i talk to who have a bolt fall out installed them w/o any grease just dry.
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    A little bit of bee's wax on the threads (or loc-tite) works wonders. Or, better yet, get flat pedals and a pair of 5.10s.

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    Rotor bolts will also work in a pinch.

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    I lost one then I put blue loctite on all the screw threads and haven't had a problem since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy! View Post
    Everybody - get an extra one or 2 and use it for your bottle cage screw.
    Whats a water bottle cage? I've heard of these things... what do they do? Will they hold a beer? Cause that's important!
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    yep, always carry a spare or two and a little dab of Locktite will help keep 'em in place

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure View Post
    Whats a water bottle cage? I've heard of these things... what do they do? Will they hold a beer? Cause that's important!
    Quit playing dumb.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure View Post
    Whats a water bottle cage? I've heard of these things... what do they do? Will they hold a beer? Cause that's important!
    LOL - notice I said "bottle cage" - not "water bottle cage".
    I wish skrd would stop posting that pic - I hate whatever's going on behind his bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bad andy! View Post
    LOL - notice I said "bottle cage" - not "water bottle cage".
    I wish skrd would stop posting that pic - I hate whatever's going on behind his bike!
    That's our own esteemed Indecent Exposure. And I'm not sure exactly what he's doing but I suspect it has something to do with exposing himself indecently.

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    Hilarious!!!!
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    You lost a cleat screw? Jesus. I got bad news for you man, your season is over.
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    We give away several per week. Do what Bad Andy suggests and replace your bottle cage bolts withthem.
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    I really can't belive THIS warrented a thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kberkle View Post
    I really can't belive THIS warrented a thread!
    Tru Dat! I only read it because I thought I'd get RickRolled by it.

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    Please can someone send me the size of Shimano SPD SM-SH52 cleat fixing bolt to order it on line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc15 View Post
    Please can someone send me the size of Shimano SPD SM-SH52 cleat fixing bolt to order it on line?
    I might be able to find one for you among the rubble on my work bench. I would only charge you like $30 and $15 for shipping.

    Seriously, ordering a tiny part like that is a bit silly. You should be able to find a bike shop that would be able to just give you one for good will. Which you could do today.

    But if not, I'll get one for you.
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    You guys are ruthless. I love it !
    Heck with that, I always carry a spare cleat and bolts & jocky wheel and screw. In many years of riding it's all happened.....hell, I may start carrying a spare rear derailleur as they make them cheaper with less durable cage metal every day.... but at least lighter

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    Quote Originally Posted by glovemtb View Post
    You guys are ruthless. I love it !...
    Huh?

    What's ruthless about offering to give him one? The initial sarcastic offer to sell him one for $30? That's standard operating procedure.

    Oh, or are you referring to some of the content in the zombie thread from 15 months ago? I didn't read that part.
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    What Kaj said earlier in the thread. Just pop into a local bike shop and ask. We give them away on a regular basis.
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    Or head to a hardware store that sells metric flat-head hex bolts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogbie View Post
    Or head to a hardware store that sells metric flat-head hex bolts.
    All the ACE Hardware stores usually have metric bolts. I've replaced my seat clamp bolt, shoe cleat bolt, and shifter bolt all with bolts found there. Just take your shoe with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by indianhillsted View Post
    All the ACE Hardware stores usually have metric bolts. I've replaced my seat clamp bolt, shoe cleat bolt, and shifter bolt all with bolts found there. Just take your shoe with you.
    yeup. and cheap. buy 'em 5 at a time b/c i've given out a couple on the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hokiebrett View Post
    yeup. and cheap. buy 'em 5 at a time b/c i've given out a couple on the trail.
    Or, just go to a friggin' bike shop and get a couple of them free and maybe meet some nice people.

    What's up with looking for any excuse to not go to an LBS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomP View Post
    Or, just go to a friggin' bike shop and get a couple of them free and maybe meet some nice people.

    What's up with looking for any excuse to not go to an LBS?
    B/C I don't like to ask for free stuff?


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    Quote Originally Posted by TomP View Post
    Or, just go to a friggin' bike shop and get a couple of them free and maybe meet some nice people.

    What's up with looking for any excuse to not go to an LBS?
    I started at the LBS. Was told I would have to order them for $7-$8. They sent me to ACE.
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    Anyone notice that Marc13 lives in Qatar? Maybe they don't have Ace hardware or a bike shop there. Give him the pitch and thread depth for a flat head socket cap screw would ya?
    99% of the problems and questions posted here would be answered if people actually walked into a bicycle shop and asked

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69erEverything View Post
    Anyone notice that Marc13 lives in Qatar? Maybe they don't have Ace hardware or a bike shop there. Give him the pitch and thread depth for a flat head socket cap screw would ya?
    Like I know that stuff

    Criminy, I'm a code monkey not an engineer or machinist.

    Marc13 are you in the service? If you have an APO/FPO/DPO postal address that you can give me, I'll put 3 or 4 of them in a package and mail 'em to you. Way quicker than mail order would be, and quite a bit cheaper I think.
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    Yeah, lbs or ace works. For the future, in your patch kit you should have : a cleat bolt, rotor bolt, and a disposable contact (if you wear them, of course). Oh, and you should also have mountain money, aka toilet paper, plus a wet wipe for your hands. Add a lightly used power link to your kit. A new one might not match up with an old chain, but one with a couple hundred miles on it is more versatile. Night riding? A small head lamp is handy in addition to your ride lights. I almost forgot, bring a basic first aid kit. Gauze and some tape is all you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomP View Post
    Like I know that stuff

    Criminy, I'm a code monkey not an engineer or machinist.
    Dr. McCoy - I'm a Doctor not a... - YouTube

    Cruminy 2 I'm a doctor not a freakin ,,,, & always bring a tricorder & phaser & ductape,
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    Quote Originally Posted by SomethingRelatedToBiking View Post
    <snip> plus a wet wipe for your hands.
    *A* wet wipe? Every kit should contain a whole ziploc bag full of wet wipes.

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