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Old 08-19-04, 04:07 PM
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Sources for tamper-resistant screws/bolts

I'm hoping someone here has a decent source for tamper-resistant screws and bolts. I'd like to replace certain bolts on my bike with these if possible to help reduce the chances of things like saddles, seatposts, and stems/handlebars walking off when I'm locked up somewhere. I'm mainly looking for tamper-resistant hex and Torx drive hardware (the kind with the pin in the middle). Ideas?
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Old 08-19-04, 04:26 PM
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Old 08-19-04, 04:51 PM
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Fill the hex/torx hole with loctite or somesuch glue.
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I've used hot glue to fill hex heads before, but it makes working on your bike a total pain.
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i use candle wax. it willl definately slow a thief down, but is easy enouph to work on if you have the right tool to pick it out.
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Go find a screw shop in your area (many places have em.....and c'mon guys keep your heads outta the gutter mmkay ). Here in San Jose, they have a shop called Mr. Metric, that has everything metric, and SAE...security fasters, etc.
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I agree with mcmaster. They usually get products to our company over night for everything. Slightly more expensive than direct from the source but they're worth it.
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Kryptonite makes a set of wheel skewers & a seat post binder bolt with a special key pattern like on car tires. Check out their site. Not sure if that's what you looking for.

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