- Apr 12, 2008One reliable source for 1/4" detent buttons is Xtracycle. I think
they charged $2.50 each for them.
I also made my own buttons with music wire bent around a pair of
screws sunk into a piece of wood an then decapitated with some bolt
cutters. You have to get the screw spacing just right for you wire
diameter, but with some practice you can make some passable wire
retainers that function in place of the detent buttons. They're not
great, but passable.
Though making your own foot pegs, running boards, or wide loaders
might be easy, I found making my own long loader tricky--it begs for
some good welding equipment. So I ordered one from Xtracycle. I took
the opportunity to buy some real detent buttons and avoid any extra
shipping charges. They are much nicer then my bent wire hack.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Randy Diefenthal <randydief@...>
> I've seen the buttons at my local hardware store in the section with
> the trays of screws, switches, fasteners etc. I'm not sure what sizeDepot in
> they were, but they were less than $1 each. If you can't find them at
> your local hardware store, they may have them at Lowe's or Home
> the same section.
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