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Old 05-22-12, 02:00 PM   #1
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Specialized Seat Post Bolt

I have a stripped connector bolt on a Specialized Pavé SL seatpost. Where can I find these? I've done some looking but haven't been able to find the bolt and nut.
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Old 05-22-12, 03:18 PM   #2
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try your local secialized dealer , they might have something in the use dept .
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http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...jsp?spid=64487
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I found that on the site but is that the only way to get that particular bolt?
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Is there something unique about the diameter or threading that can't be matched at a well equipped hardware store or supply house like Fastenal?
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Is there something unique about the diameter or threading that can't be matched at a well equipped hardware store or supply house like Fastenal?
I was going to suggest exactly this. Try your local hardware store (if they haven't been run out of business by the big boxes), they often have metric stainless hex head bolts.
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I was going to suggest exactly this. Try your local hardware store (if they haven't been run out of business by the big boxes), they often have metric stainless hex head bolts.
Or, try McMaster-Carr:

http://www.mcmaster.com/

A great place to get common hardware for bicycle applications in quantity and at good prices!
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It's not a common bolt/nut setup. It's a connector bolt in which the deep-threaded nut has a small "lock" stop to allow for tightening with only one wrench.
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Email Specialized through their website. It's actually not that easy (at least last time I did it), I think you have to go to the support section and go through the FAQ tab before you can get to a "contact us" type of form.

They do sell some replacement and small parts on the website, if they sell yours, that would be the easiest way to get it. I've bought things through their website before (Slim Shims) and it was a fine transaction.

Anyway, I needed a bolt and nut for my Specialized seatpost (tilt adjustment, M4 or 5 bolt with a barrel-like nut). They sent me one quickly, free, once I found the contact form and then, somehow sent them a photo of exactly what I was looking for. You might refer to a specific online diagram as the term "connector bolt" was absolutely meaningless to me when I read your thread title.

My local shop was of no help at all, but hopefully yours will be. If you're lucky they'll have one in their box of misc. stuff.
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