View Full Version : Odd-sized screws and parts
07-30-2008, 10:07 AM
Does anyone know a good place in Portland to either buy in bulk or piece by piece odd sized screws? I spent most of yesterday looking for some M4x22mm and M4x18mm screws for my Speedplays. I have a leg length discrepancy and need to cant the shoes as well, leading up to a total of 10mm of additional space on the inside and 8mm on the outside of the cleat. The regular screws for Speedplays are M4x11mm so standard M4 sizes sold are 12, 16, 20, 25, etc. 25mm is wayyy too long (pushes into the sole) and 20mm does not get enough grip. I eventually ordered screws from McMaster-Carr (http://www.mcmaster.com) out of LA that should work, but I would love to find a place in town that sold those odd sizes. FYI, I checked both ACE Hardware and Wink's, neither had 22mm length.
07-30-2008, 11:07 AM
I've had success at Tacoma Screw on Columbia Blvd east of the Humane Society. Not real bike friendly to access, but they've had metric stuff I couldn't find elsewhere.
07-30-2008, 11:44 AM
Try Falk (Ace) Hardware, corner of Millikan and Cedar Hills Boulevard.
It's an inside secret for motorcycle repair as well as bicycle repair; they have the weirdest fasteners, in good quantity and variety.
07-30-2008, 12:41 PM
Neither are local, but I've had good luck with these guys: http://www.microfasteners.com/
There's a big electronic component supply place in Beaverton that has lots of this kind of stuff too, though I forget the name.
07-30-2008, 02:00 PM
I can always find what i need at WC Winks.
They're in a pretty great location, too - just off the eastbank esplanade.
07-31-2008, 12:29 AM
they have buckets of screws
07-31-2008, 06:31 AM
I would suggest any Ace, True Value, or Do It Best hardware franchise. They all usually have a wide variety of fasteners in drawers. I go to Lutz Hardware (Do It Best) in Camas where I work. Just ask for help if they don't ask you first.
These may be national franchises, but they are locally owned. Support them so Wally World can't run them out of business.
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