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    where to get a 5mm ball-ended hex key?

    Title says it all. I managed to lose mine over the weekend.

    I'll try the smaller hardware stores tomorrow. The ones that usually come through after I give up on the big stores.

    All the places I've found online have minimum orders of at least $30.

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    Sears will have them.

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    Does anybody sell just one hex key? I think the cheapest ball-end hex key set at Sears is $30.

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    Bike tools Etc. has one for $2.00 shown here:

    http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cg...item_id=BH-964

    Obviously shipping will add more but no where near $30 and I don't think they have a minimum order.

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    explody pup
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    I'll try Sears tomorrow. If they don't sell individual keys I'll order from Bike Tools.

    Thank you!

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    electronic supply houses will carry metric ball end drivers.

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    They have em at Sears, they come in a package of 2 for a few bucks. That's were I go to replace mine every few weeks.

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    www.mcmaster.com

    Catalog page 2707

    Part# 5503A44 For the whopping price of $0.92

    I guarantee if you need anything else industrial they carry it.

    In industry, I haven't found a single product that McMaster doesn't have in stock. When I order in the morning I have the parts the SAME DAY and they only charge for standard ground shipping.

    435,000+ products, and one of the best websites I've ever used.

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    McMaster has a lot of stuff useful for cycling.

    Plastic bottles with needle tips for lubing chains.

    Vibration dampening pads for heavy machinery that I put under the feet of my trainer.

    The hex plus keys are good. It's harder to round out bolts.

    Hex bolts for Speedplay pedals to replace the Phillips ones.

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    my families' ACE hardware sells them individually and inexpensive.

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