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    Size of machine screws for D's Locks?

    Anyone have the size of the tiny machine screws used to attach the locking disk to the spokes they are about 1 cm long and about 1 mm in diameter.

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    That's called, simply enough, a #1 machine screw, iirc.
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    Do you find yours pop out? Mine do all the time.
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    The install instructions indicate thread locker is to be used on the #1s holding the locking rings together. A little Loctite goes a long way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnifer View Post
    Do you find yours pop out? Mine do all the time.
    I used thread-lock on all my screws and after many miles on very rough roads I've never had a screw even loosen. Steve Holub (D's Locks) told me to put thread-lock on anything that had threads and I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grommet View Post
    I used thread-lock on all my screws and after many miles on very rough roads I've never had a screw even loosen. Steve Holub (D's Locks) told me to put thread-lock on anything that had threads and I did.
    Just remember that there are times when threads should not have thread lock applied - when the threads have to move, like in a worm-gear application, or like the seat post on the Icon - in those applications, the threads should be greased, not locked.

    Also, there are many, many kinds of thread-lock with different strength levels - pink, blue, green, red etc., specific for different applications.

    For the machine screws that D's locks use, you should probably use a medium strength thread-lock, or know that if you use high strength that you'll need to hit it with a heat gun to undo the screws.

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    Thanks Jeff - that answered my next question. I want to glue the D's locks as only one side always comes loose but I'll soon have another frame so I've been putting it off for months.
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