Seems none of the LBS-of which there are more than 20 in my area!-stock replacement traction pins for bmx-type platform pedals…and several shops didn’t even know what I was referring to!
Anyway, I have snafu pedals that use the allen-type threaded pin, not the more common phillips head pin that goes all the way in flush, with the pin sticking out the other side. I looked at the danscomp.com. website, but could only find the phillips head pins. I need the allen head pin, where the allen “head” sticks out, and is the traction side. Anybody know where I can get at least 5-10 of them? Thanks!
if you wanted bigger pins for some reason, you could tap the thread to make it bigger, and put some bigger pins in you got from a hardware store. i dont know if you’d want to do that but. do you loctite your pins in?
At least that’s what I could gather from the website. It appears that they don’t have the allen-head style that will fit snafu; I plan to call them tomorrow to find out the specifics. It really surprises me that the LBS’s DON’T normally carry these- they seem to be a very common replacement item. Whatever.:o
You’re saying that they have [in stock] the actual “allen-head” type pin, specifially to fit the snafu sealed bearing platform pedal? If so, please give me the name of the shop and their phone number (with area code). Thanks!
Good god man, they’re only screws. Go to any industrial supply place (www.use-enco.comwww.mcmaster.comwww.msc.com to name a few), and browse through their metric fastener selection. Then, for $5, just buy 100 of whatever screw looks right. If it’s wrong, but the next size up or the next sixe down. Bike shops are not the places to buy screws, unless you want to get screwed in the proccess.
NOPE! THe pins in MY snafs are the ALLEN head type! The phillips head goes in “flush” and thepin sticks out the OTHER side…The pins in MY snafs screw into the pedal, but do NOT stick out the other side- the end that you screw in (the allen end) only goes in to the end of the threads, the rest of it stays out and IS the pin/traction side.
Calm down little man! You said the following: <<the silver philips screws in his link are the ones you want.>> I replied that those were NOT the correct pins. But thanks for the link. I had asked you for the PHONE NUMBER AND ADDRESS of YOUR local bike shop, that you claim carries them.
Terry, you’re killing me here. Go to the mcmaster link I provided earlier, and search “metric setscrews”. Then go to town. Your pedals are not special, exotic, or new, and neither are the screws. Snafu is not using a proprietary thread here. The screws are 6mm long, and M3 (get the M3 and M2.5 if you really aren’t sure). If you can tie your shoes you can use that link. If not, you’d better get used to slippery pedals.