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Standard Screw Sizes

Old 03-29-11, 04:14 PM
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Standard Screw Sizes

I'm trying to order some screws in bulk so I have some on hand. I'm seeing 5mm and 6mm being standard bike sizes for cages and fenders. Any other standard sizes I should consider?
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most common is M5 X .8

get stainless and various lenghts too if you can afford it.
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Originally Posted by dedhed View Post
most common is M5 X .8

get stainless and various lenghts too if you can afford it.
+1

I buy mine in packs of 50 from Fastenal...average is about $10 or so a package. Also get washers and lock washers and a few of the locking nuts in the corresponding sizes. I typically use 10mm, 12mm, 15mm and 20mm lengths the most.

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