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Old 05-31-13, 07:08 PM
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Canadian Online Sources for Bolts

I need to get a supply of bolts for my bikes. More less need to get some seat post bolts. Bolts that secure the seat to the seat post is the types i want a supply of.

What is a good online source to buy from in Canada, for bolts and odds and ends.
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Most good hardware stores stock socket head cap screws in inch and metric.
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Most good hardware stores stock socket head cap screws in inch and metric.
Isn't metric the law of the land in Canada?
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Crappy Tire has a surprisingly decent selection of metric SHCS (in Vancouver anyway). Do your seat post bolts keep falling out?
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Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
Isn't metric the law of the land in Canada?
Officially, yeah, but the SAE section in the bolt department is still bigger than the metric.
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Every town has a fastener supply store somewhere. Around here, it's Brafasco.
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Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart View Post
Officially, yeah, but the SAE section in the bolt department is still bigger than the metric.
Sounds a bit like England. When I was last there a few years ago there was a BBC report of a grocery store owner who was fined for selling produce by the pound but all of the road signs still gave distances in miles and gas (petrol) stations listed their prices in gallons as well as liters. Mixed messages.
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Fastenal can be a good source depending on what they actually have in stock although I have had questionable dealings when they are out of a particular size.
Sometimes there are empty trays instead of the bolts or screws you may need and I have asked them to re-stock them. They then try to charge me for shipping and delivery.
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Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
Sounds a bit like England. When I was last there a few years ago there was a BBC report of a grocery store owner who was fined for selling produce by the pound but all of the road signs still gave distances in miles and gas (petrol) stations listed their prices in gallons as well as liters. Mixed messages.
How about mixed messages in the same store? At our neighbourhood grocer, produce is sold by the lb, meat and deli by the kg.
Kinda puts ya in mind of what has become the standard threading on various bicycle parts. SAE threading on one part, metric on another.
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