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Old 09-19-06, 08:25 AM   #1
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Cable Stops etc.

Does anyone have a good source for small parts like clamp on cable stops other than Loose Screws? I don't seem to be able to get to their site lately, are they still in existence?

I need a single cable stop in 1 1/8" in order to install a triple FD on my Austrian built Sears 10 speed (soon to be 18 speed). A double cable stop will work... I just would prefer to not have the redundancy.

I have the RD, cranks and BB changed, and a triple FD in hand, I just need the cable stop... Any ideas on where to get a cable stop?

I plan to install a 50/40/28 crank paired with a 14-34 megarange six speed freewheel. I also have a 24 tooth granny in case the 28 won't let me climb a steep hill... At my weight, I need all the help I can get.

I will check my LBS later today, but thought I would ask here in case that doesn't work out.

Also, to see if anyone else has been having trouble connecting to loosescrews.com
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Old 09-19-06, 08:29 AM   #2
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I got right in. <shrug>
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For odd items like that, I just go to my LBS, they can order pretty much anything.......And it does seem like I need a lot of "odd" items , the younger guys in the shop usually go and hide when they see me coming, because half the time they don't know what I'm talking about when I tell them what I need. There was a specific road brake lever (aero type) I wanted to order not long ago, and the young guy helping me could not figure out that what I wanted was a road brake lever that didn't also have the shifter mechanism built into it. I just patiently explained........
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I just got right in too... Strange!

They don't seem to have what I want, although they have something that will work, so I will check the LBS.
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And it does seem like I need a lot of "odd" items , the younger guys in the shop usually go and hide when they see me coming, because half the time they don't know what I'm talking about when I tell them what I need. There was a specific road brake lever (aero type) I wanted to order not long ago, and the young guy helping me could not figure out that what I wanted was a road brake lever that didn't also have the shifter mechanism built into it. I just patiently explained........
Patience is a virtue. My problem is the opposite: I'm a younger guy, and I always get these older guys who don't know either, but instead of realizing I know more than they do, they usually stare at me like I'm an idiot while I'm trying to "patiently" explain. It often takes my turning to multiple other shop workers and usually the head mech. or owner before someone actually takes me seriously. I just wish there were a separation between a bike shop and a bike store. Like auto shops and auto dealers. I would really appreciate that.
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I had the same problem at Loose Screws about 4 months ago. I emailed them to ask when they would be back up and they said they never went down. I had to switch to their alternative site, thethirdhand.com. I still can't connect on loosescrews.com. Odd, very odd.
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Check your cookies pastorbob.
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Check your cookies pastorbob.
Took the words right out of my mouth. Go to Tools, Internet Options and then click the delete cookies button. Be advised this will also clear out any automatic log ins you have to say maybe Bikeforums.net...

BTW, Thanks to the OP for the hook up on the loosescrews site. Found a bunch of little parts I had been hunting for a while...
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Took the words right out of my mouth. Go to Tools, Internet Options and then click the delete cookies button. Be advised this will also clear out any automatic log ins you have to say maybe Bikeforums.net...

BTW, Thanks to the OP for the hook up on the loosescrews site. Found a bunch of little parts I had been hunting for a while...
Actualy, I prefer the pinpoint approach vs the shotgun approach. Just look for any cookies related to loosescrews.com and delete those. Saves the hassle of of administrating all the other sites that need to set cookies.
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Actualy, I prefer the pinpoint approach vs the shotgun approach. Just look for any cookies related to loosescrews.com and delete those. Saves the hassle of of administrating all the other sites that need to set cookies.
I wonder if my cookies just expired... Because I am able to conect without problem now.

I do love the site for researching and buying the small pieces.
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