Does 6mm bolt=0.25" bolt?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by PabstBlueRibbonrulz!, May 11, 2009.

  1. The 6mm bolts on my engine are too short for the frame. It's nearly impossible to find 6mm bolts at ANY hardware store near me, plenty of 0.25 inch though.

    So the question: Can I use 0.25" bolts to mount the engine instead of 6mm bolts? I don't want to fiddle around with tap and dies I just want to mount the :censored: thing.

  2. Pablo

    Pablo Motored Bikes Sponsor

    In a word, without tapping: No.

    I'm sure some people have jammed all kinds of **** together, but get correct hardware. I'm sure there is a well stocked hardware store somewhere not so far away or ask here where other folks get their studs.
  3. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    You'll find them in Lowes, packed in little plastic bags containing 4 bolts.

    They have drawers of the mm "fine" threads in all three local hardware stores near me.
  4. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

    I live " in the Sticks, " but my nearest Ace Hardware has a good selection of metric items.
  5. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    Folks should know, the holes at the bottom of the forks, are usually 5mm FINE thread.

    I cut the bottom legs off baskets nowadays, and use those two holes to keep the basket independent of the wheel.

    But even the smallest hardware store usually has the same route salesman as the big stores, (similar to the Fritos or Snap-On Tools vans) with all the best selling sizes of everything.
  6. HI,

    Bike shops often have metric pieces....Most stuff there is metric.