My Time stem screw broke. Help!

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phourgenres
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by phourgenres

I have a Time carbon stem. The other day when I was tightening the one of the screws that adjusts tension on the fork, the screw broke in half Time is not a US company, and the stem is at least 3-4 years old. I'm not to sure what do, since it looks like a pretty unusual screw. Any thoughts?

This is the stem I have:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Time-Monolink-C ... 0639935485

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sungod
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by sungod

if you can't tease it out, use a screw extractor to remove the broken bit

take out the good bolt, check it, measure it, it'll probably be m5, order a couple of new ones - it's a stem bolt, i'd go for high tensile steel just for margin, but standard will probably be ok too

phourgenres
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by phourgenres

I had already got it out. Where can I order these?

sigismond0
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by sigismond0

Pretty much anywhere, I usually use Toronto Cycles for no particular reason. Just make sure to measure the width and length.

Tenlegs
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by Tenlegs

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sigismond0
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by sigismond0

What's nonstandard about them? Looks exactly like a narrow head M5.

If you really want to know, take the stem down to your local hardware store and try a couple of different bolts. Or your LBS and ask them to try an M5 in it.

madonna
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by madonna

TIME don't make screws, they got it from a screws manufacturer. So you still can find it in this world. If not Pls help to SCREW them for making life challenging for us.

Antoine
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by Antoine

I would check the stem and fork, you probably overtightened the screw

Tenlegs
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by Tenlegs

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