Sugru is great for this kind of application,Hello all!
I've just acquired a second hand raleigh compact bike but it seems to be missing the rubber tip from the end of the kick stand. Does anyone know what the correct name for this is, and whether it's possible to buy one (if so where?).
Because they don't carry spares for kickstands .. because no one ever asks for them!I would try the local hardware shop. They would have these type of things for walking sticks, chair legs, etc and they come in a variety of sizes. A bike shop will just try to sell you a new kicjstand.
Lots of things are called ferrules - the tips of umbrellas and walking sticks mainly.Quick update for anyone interested. They are called ferrules, and you can buy them in all sizes. The size I need is 10mm diameter but not exactly circular so I've decided to try sugru to get a custom fit. I hadn't heard of sugru before so thanks Mangid for the heads up - looks like a miracle product! I'll let you know how I get on with it.
I tried this, but the cork was too brittle and broke up under the weight of the bike. Good idea though.Buy yourself a bottle of wine, one with a cork, and then whilst knocking back the wine hollow out the cork and whack it on the end of the kickstand.
Champagne corks may also work if that's your tipple!
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