Update, March 18, 2015: Loose Screws lives. See this interview with Steven Arlint, the new owner of Loose Screws, now based in Irvine, California.
If you need a steady supply of small parts to keep a small fleet of old bicycles on the road in the United States, chances are you have at least skimmed the offerings of Loose Screws Bicycle Small Parts.
So, if you ever thought of ordering that front derailleur braze-on adapter, new springs for your quick releases or a 100-count bag of cheap cables, now’s the time. Here’s the email I just received.
ALL in-stock items are discounted by 20 percent at http://www.loosescrews.com. This is an inventory liquidation sale, a great opportunity for stocking up on bicycle repair parts. Keep in mind that sales will be “first come, first served,” and there will be no backorders. Discounts are calculated in the online shopping cart.
With this email we are announcing our intention to retire in the spring of 2013. We will continue to send out monthly emails for the next several months, advising you of any special deals and any previously unlisted items that we find in our warehouse. Rest assured that all customer information, including your email address, will be “retired” with us.
Your encouragement has been fundamental to our existence, and we do appreciate your orders and goodwill. You have bolstered our conviction that bicycle riders are the greatest people and best customers around. Thank you!
Jeff and Jean Gilmore