Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Junior Member commutenow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    norman oklahoma
    My Bikes
    Salsa single casseroll/Townie7d
    Posts
    18
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Bike Friday stem screw?

    The little screw that is by the lever near the headset nThat is removed when folding eeds replacing and I need to know if it can be purchased at a hardware store? If it only goes in partially is it ok to ride until replaced?

  2. #2
    coprolite fietsbob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    NW,Oregon Coast
    My Bikes
    7
    Posts
    450
    Mentioned
    30 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I expect it is a metric normal machine screw..

  3. #3
    weirdo
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Reno, NV
    Posts
    1,958
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I`m not clear exactly what screw you`re talking about, Commutenow. You mean the quick release lever to remove the stem? If that`s it, there`s no way I`d ride it without being able to clamp it tight. You can probably find one of those at a bike shop (seatpost clamp screw and lever if you can find one the right size). Alternatively, you should be able to replace the QR with a straight bolt. My 2012 Pocket Llama has a built in 8mm nut on one side, so I was able to ditch the lever contraption with no mods or extra parts. If you mean a different screw (headset lockscrew, maybe?) can you post a picture of it?

  4. #4
    Senior Member Foldable Two's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Vancouver, Washington and Ocean Shores, Washington, USA
    My Bikes
    2 - 2007 Custom Bike Fridays, 2 - 2009 Bike Friday Pocket 8's, Gravity 29'er SS, 2 - 8-spd Windsor City Bikes, 1973 Raleigh 20
    Posts
    1,306
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think you referring to the 1" long, Hex Screw that takes a 5mm hex key to loosen/tighten - it allows the stem riserheight to be adjusted. Yes, it is a standard item that a good ACE Hardware Store should have in stock.

    Why does it need replacing? (The one on my NWT is 5 yrs old, was adjusted twice when the bike was new, and hasn't been touched since.)

    Lou

  5. #5
    Junior Member commutenow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    norman oklahoma
    My Bikes
    Salsa single casseroll/Townie7d
    Posts
    18
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks I have it figured out. I can see that this forum has a terrific amount of knowledge.

  6. #6
    weirdo
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Reno, NV
    Posts
    1,958
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by commutenow View Post
    Thanks I have it figured out.
    Cool!
    What was it?

  7. #7
    Junior Member commutenow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    norman oklahoma
    My Bikes
    Salsa single casseroll/Townie7d
    Posts
    18
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The man that sold it to me is sending me the 5mm(diameter) x .8mm (thread pitch) x appr. 9mm (under head lenght) metric socket head cap screw. It is located above the lower part of the headset near the lever used for folding.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •