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    is slower than you Peek the Geek's Avatar
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    Need new bar clamp bolt after crash

    Where do I go for a new bar clamp bolt for my Hayes HFX-9 levers? I crashed out this weekend and knocked one of my brake levers enough to rotate it out of place. After the crash, I was able to move the lever freely around the handlebars, so I tried tightening up the clamp bolt. Instead of tightening it, though, my hex wrench started rounding out the bolt. I recognized what was happening quickly enough to keep from rounding it out completely, so I was able to back out the bolt. The bolt's no good now, though.

    Should I go to the LBS for a replacement or contact Hayes directly?
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    Is it a standard size metric bolt? If so, Home depot or pretty much any hardware store sells 'em...
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    Try the LBS first. ALL shops have drawers (or boxes or bins or whatever) filled with misc. hardware; odds are they will give you a replacement gratis.

    Take the old bolt in to make it easy to match up.
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    is slower than you Peek the Geek's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by moxfyre
    Is it a standard size metric bolt? If so, Home depot or pretty much any hardware store sells 'em...
    Sure, it's a standard size, but the shape is pretty specific. Call me anal, but I try not to put too many random, non-specific parts on the bikes of mine that I put a lot of time and money into. But that's me.
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