Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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Generic metric hardware is readily available all over the world, even in the USA. Pay a visit to a hardware store, bike shop, auto repair shop, or the local fixit guy if in the third world and odds are you'll find a workable part. Stainless is less common, so use whatever works, smear grease all over it to prevent or slow rust and you should be fine until you get back home.
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