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I have more problems with those stupid things getting stripped than you would believe. (Just ruined a shoe trying to get a stripped bolt out.) Anyone know if I can buy just the bolts, rather than the whole cleat? That way I can put a new one in every time I have to adjust it or it comes loose to, hopefully prevent that from happening. (I mean the MTB recessed ones)

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It's been a few years since I used SPDs but I'm pretty sure I remember getting spares from a regular ol' hardware store. Then again, it has been a while so I could be misremembering. –  jimirings Mar 13 '13 at 2:25
My go to for any hard-to-find hardware stateside is McMaster.com. You have to know what you're looking for and maybe be willing to buy a package of 10 instead of 2, but if your LBS doesn't provide and your hardware store is lacking McMaster will have it. –  WTHarper Mar 13 '13 at 5:01
Once you get the replacement screws, pick up some Loctite Blue (not Red) and put a drop on the threads before you install the cleat - will stop the screw from loosening on its own - loctiteproducts.com/p/10/15/t_lkr_blue/overview/… –  Gary.Ray Mar 13 '13 at 13:03
Yeah, a lot of hardware stores carry metric cap screws now, and some may even have them in stainless. Re "stripped" bolts, they should be just about impossible to strip if you install them correctly. However, after several years they will rust in place and be impossible to remove. Such is life. –  Daniel R Hicks Aug 14 '13 at 14:25
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I usually ask my LBS when I need spare parts like that. You might have to pay them a buck or two, but a lot of places keep a small stash of parts like that.

If that doesn't work, they might be able to order the part directly from Shimano (or ask your friends).

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Ebay - if you can figure out the thread size, it's often the best/cheapest way for small quantities of stainless bolts.

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