Kick stand question

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by SandraP, 11 Jul 2012.

  1. SandraP

    SandraP Active Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    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?).

    Thanks
    Sandra
     
  2. tyred

    tyred Legendary Member

    Location:
    Ireland
    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.
     
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  3. mangid

    mangid Veteran

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Sugru is great for this kind of application,
     
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  4. OP
    OP
    SandraP

    SandraP Active Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    Thanks, I'll give that a try. ^_^

    What a helpful place this is!
     
  5. Because they don't carry spares for kickstands .. because no one ever asks for them!
     
  6. tyred

    tyred Legendary Member

    Location:
    Ireland
    Fair point, and I doubt the manufacturers would make them anyway.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    SandraP

    SandraP Active Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    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.
     
  8. Lots of things are called ferrules - the tips of umbrellas and walking sticks mainly.
     
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  9. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    ...and bicycle control cables.
     
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  10. Andy_R

    Andy_R Hard of hearing..I said Herd of Herring..oh FFS..

    Location:
    County Durham
    Ferrules a jolly good fella, ferrules a jolly good fella.........come on, all together now guitar-play.gif
     
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  11. OP
    OP
    SandraP

    SandraP Active Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    It's a good word, I'm not surprised it has hundreds of uses. :laugh:
     
  12. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    There are ferrules on ice axes.

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  13. Durian

    Durian Über Member

    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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  14. OP
    OP
    SandraP

    SandraP Active Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    I tried this, but the cork was too brittle and broke up under the weight of the bike. Good idea though.
     
  15. Durian

    Durian Über Member

    You'll just have to open another bottle and try again!!!!
     
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