2016 Diamondback Haanjo Comp

I was giving the bike a bit of a wipedown today and noticed a missing screw on the bottom.

From OP's link

I've been unable to find any specifications such as this from DB.

Can I figure this out without taking it apart? (I don't want to take the other screw out since it looks like I'd have a mess on my hands.

Does anybody have an idea what screw I need to get and where to get it?

  • 1
    I'd bet there's no hole in the frame nor threads for a screw to go into. Good spotting though!
    – Criggie
    May 29, 2018 at 1:28
  • 1
    BTW: it's one of the places on a bike that needs attention with frequent cleaning and lubing, especially after a ride on dirty ground. It can only improve the shifting.
    – Carel
    May 29, 2018 at 7:21

1 Answer 1


If you are concerned about the empty hole next to the Phillips head screw, you can ease your concern. The cable guide typically only needs a single mounting screw. The extra hole allows the same cable guide to fit a variety of bikes by shifting the guide towards the drive or non drive side depending on which hole is used.

  • Yeah, that was my concern! May 29, 2018 at 0:04
  • 3
    Yeah, I've examined at least a dozen different bikes with this sort of cable guide, and I've never seen more than a single screw. May 29, 2018 at 1:03
  • 2
    The tension of the inner cables mostly holds the fitting in place even without a screw.
    – Criggie
    May 29, 2018 at 1:23
  • DB confirmed that this is EXACTLY what the reason is. May 30, 2018 at 14:40

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.