Loose screws closing

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Loose screws closing

Postby rtnicho » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:31 pm

Well, the end of an era. The little bike part shop that has got many of us out of a jam over the years is closing. It's like losing an old friend .... and gaining a bank balance. 20% off in-stock parts.

http://www.loosescrews.com .

Best wishes to Jeff and Jean
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by BNA » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:06 pm

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Re: Loose screws closing

Postby LugNut » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:06 pm

Heard the news this morning :( Good on them for filling a niche that probably didn't yield much of a profit. I'll always remember stumbling across this site and immediately finding what I thought to be a long extinct species - Drop out adjuster screws!
The closure prompted me to stock up a few 'where the hell do I get one of those' items and Dia-Compe bits and bobs, and I even discovered a few gems despite having been through their inventory loads of times - New straddle cables and stickers for my Dia-Compe centre-pull brakes! Beauty!

There is certainly a gap in the market for home mechanic necessities in Aus, even finding spokes for less than retail-per-spoke is a pain, and without loose screws I'll have to find a new source for ball bearings. Anyone know of a similar source, or willing to go into business?... :wink:
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Re: Loose screws closing

Postby silentbutdeadly » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:54 am

Damn.

Mind you things like bearings can easily be had from any specialist bearing supplier. Same goes for bolts and fasteners...

Otherwise, the best local alternative to Loose Screws is http://www.minibearings.com.au/
Ours is not to reason why...merely to point and giggle
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