I have a belt drive Cube bike, and the frame is Aluminium.
The rear triangle has a split to accommodate the belt, there's a screw right above the rear sprocket, on the right side of the bike - see picture below.
The thread for that hole in the frame is stripped and I need it repaired. I've talked to a bike shop and I was told a special Gates screw is needed there, and since they're not an authorized dealer, they have no access to Gates parts. (the screw will need to be replaced because repairing the thread will make it wider)
This seems surprising to me - isn't this just a regular screw to hold the frame together? Can it really not be replaced by something standard after the thread is repaired?
In other words: once I have the screw hole repaired, does it make sense that I would need to use a special screw from Gates? Or would any matching screw do?