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argylepile
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thank you!


Pseudacris
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I have planet bike fenders and they all seem to loose the little rubber nubbins that cover the sharp ends of the stays. I’ve scratched myself on them a few times – does anyone here have a quick n easy replacement suggestion? Maybe I’ll put a dollop of silicone caulking there unless someone has a better idea.


ejwme
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argylepile, I bought mine at my LBS and they installed for free. Anything you buy there they install for free, typically right when I buy it but sometimes I bring the stuff back and they have no issues with that.

The first set I installed at Krayniks with the help of some very awesome people who seem to be there every time I stop in (probably one of you lot, but I wasn’t on here then). It’s really easy.

pseuda – rubber cement might do, or you could take a metal file and make the sharp not so sharp. I’d do the file thing, but I have one (LBS should have one too, or could rig something up instead of the rubber cement). a knife sharpener you don’t care about might work too. If you do put a dollop of something on there, might want to rough up the surfaces with sand paper to help it stick. then again, you might be able to unsharpen it with sand paper too.


humblesage
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Argyle: there’s an awesome vid on Youtube for installing fenders…

http://youtu.be/lG_WZVS9SUY


ieverhart
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Re: rubber anti-scratch caps. Mine fell off pretty easily, too, and scratched my leg a handful of times (never too severely, but it was no fun). I put black electrical tape over the tips and wound it around a number of times as a substitute. We’ll see if that is a good long term solution. Another thing you could check into is ordering anything from the Planet Bike website (from their small parts and accessories page, perhaps) and asking in the “special instructions” that they toss in a couple extra of the caps. That’s what they did for me, and it worked fine.


edmonds59
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Pseuda, did you trim those struts back so they don’t hang out farther than the back of the fender, or do you not need to? If they hang out, someone with a Dremel tool could zip them off quickly.

I might have some small diam rubber hose at home that you could cut new nubs, glue them on this time. I’ll check tonight.


salty
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He said “small diameter rubber hose”…


stefb
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Hehehe


Pseudacris
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Hehehehe.

Nope, did not trim the metal. They only scratch me when I’m doing really dumb maneuvers (like an artful 360 + bunny hop in front of Petraglia Auto Service), but I’ll take those little hose nubbins if you find them, edmonds. No hurry.


edmonds59
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I checked and didn’t have any hose small enough, that would have to be some tiny hose. Sorry.

Ok, go ahead.

I did find some electrical heat shrink tubing that would work, wouldn’t be as good as the nubbins, but would help. You can get that stuff at Radio Shack.


Pseudacris
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Heat shrink! Hadn’t thought of that & I actually have some. Hoo boy, this kind of links in to that other joke…


dmtroyer
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there’s usually free shipping on the tiny bits from planet bike, as well.


AtLeastMyKidsLoveMe
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could you use a pair of needle nose pliars and bend the end over itself?

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