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Solution for attaching bicycle brake pads

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I've lost a small screw from my bike for my OBE cartridges. It seems to be a common problem on road bike braking systems and so does stripping the screw heads.

Its a very small screw ( almost a grub screw). The supplier confirmed that its a M6 x 4mm long screw.

They either come loose or I end up rounding their heads, which is even worse because it makes changing the brake pads a nightmare. (I am using the right size Allen key) 

I'm looking for a different fastener, perhaps a bigger head or recess so that I don't round them. 

The screws are 4mm long, so not many stainless steel options.

Can someone recommend a solution please? 

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If you are serious about this, why not design a better screw and have a machine shop make some for you?

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Hi, 

So I've now got hold of some new stainless steel screws and they seem to be much more durable. How is it that the other stainless steel screws seemed softer? Is there a test I can do to see if they were aluminium?

 

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