Touring - Where does one buy Loctite?
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Just like the title says, where do you buy this stuff?
04-24-06, 02:03 PM
Any auto parts store. They will what to know what strength you will want. (medium or strong)
04-24-06, 02:03 PM
auto parts, hardware store, or Home Depot
If you ever want to unfasten whatever you apply Loctite to be sure and get Loctite 243. It's medium strength which can be loosened with hand tools.
04-24-06, 03:44 PM
Wal-Mart carries Loctite 242 in the automotive section, which will meet your bicycle needs.
Loctite make A BUNCH of different threadlockers. In simplest terms, Loctite that can be removed cold is blue in color; Loctite that requires heat for removal is red in color. For bicycles, you want something that is "medium strength;" "removable with hand tools;" and most simply, "blue." For example, the Loctite 243 mentioned earlier is the oil-resistant version of Loctite 242. If you go to an auto parts store, then you can just ask for "blue" Loctite.
04-24-06, 04:05 PM
Loctite 248 is even better as it is a stick. It won't dry out/leak while on a tour: Loctite Threadlocker 248 Medium Strength Stick (http://glueit2it.com/detail.aspx?ID=86)
BTW, some online cycling stores sell Loctite products too but for inflated prices, usually double the prices of hardware/auto parts stores. Stick with them...;)
Interesting that this just came up. I just sat down after applying some blue to the 4 hex screws that hold my rack on. These screws always come lose. I replaced them with stainless steel screws so I hope this and the loctite does the trick.
04-24-06, 08:18 PM
loctite is pretty expensive stuff. if you run out, or dont wanna buy it in the first place, crazy glue gel makes a good sustitute. dont use it on plastic materials as it tends to weld the plastic parts together. but it works great on steel and aluminum fasteners.
If you have a Menards close by, they sell the little tubes for about two dollars.
Fingernail polish makes for a cheap loctite and also works on plastic. If you have a lady close, by then it should be easily available. Look for the clear. LOL
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