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Old 07-16-11, 01:02 PM   #1
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Source for SRAM FD limit screws?

After working on building up my first bike, I need two SRAM Apex FD limit screws. ( Can I blame my son for stripping the heads? Would anyone believe me? I didn't think so ).

So I hit up some LBS's... nobody seems to have any that will fit, either old or pulls from scrapped deraillers. Looking on the net, I see lots of Shimano limit screw replacement packs, but none for SRAM.

So - does anyone have a source for these apparently rare and precious creatures? The SRAM spare parts manual doesn't include the screw sizes - just the part number.

Knows the weight of my bike to the nearest 10 pounds.
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they will need to be 20-25mm long or so. prob m3 or m4 threaded. bring the old screws with you. napa in my town has a little screw checker thing.
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Bring the screw to a auto or hardware store where they'll have stainless metric screws (or use brass) Use a nut to identify the thread then buy the matching screw. Odds are you won't be able to match the heads, but that shouldn't matter.

HINT for the future -- lift the derailleur off the limit screw to take the load off when adjusting, or keep your son away from mechanical work.
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Screws are usually standard, but be careful with Sram. When doing some work on a contemporary Sram rear derailleur, I realized that the thread I was dealing with was SAE not metric. Maybe that is the reason for the screws from other derailleurs not fitting.
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