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Old 04-11-06, 06:50 PM   #1
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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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Old 04-11-06, 06:58 PM   #2
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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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I'll try Sears tomorrow. If they don't sell individual keys I'll order from Bike Tools.

Thank you!
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Old 04-11-06, 09:09 PM   #6
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electronic supply houses will carry metric ball end drivers.
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Old 04-11-06, 09:42 PM   #7
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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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