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Little nipples

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by MarkF, 27 Sep 2007.

  1. MarkF

    MarkF Guru

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    The muguard spokes that come through the guards themselves....where can I get those little black rubber nipples that cover the sharp tips?xx(
     
  2. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    LBS spares box, bound to have them.
     
  3. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    What he said - if not, I think SKS sell a spares kit that includes them, in fact, you can buy them alone, now I check;
    http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/category-Mudguard-Spares-643.htm
    (and they're called mudguard stay end caps, to save you the embarrassment of walking into the LBS and going "Have you got little nipples..?")
     
  4. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    A much neater job is to cut the mudguard stays very accurately and attach them on the inside of the mudguard attachment thingy, like this:-

    33bmg74.jpg
     
  5. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    (Clutches handbag and purses lips a la Les Dawson) ... ooh, get her and her fancy ways.... :biggrin::biggrin:
     
  6. GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Are they hard to cut through? Is it a hacksaw job or just some beefy wire cutters?
     
  7. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    With a thread entitled 'Little Nipples', it is, of course, entirely predictable
    that Fnaar would latch onto it! :biggrin:
     
  8. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    V. neat indeed. I always have a vague feeling that I may need the extra bit for adjustment/fettling in the future (under what circumstances, I readily admit to having no idea), so I've always just capped mine, personally.
     
  9. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    Graham: some old cable cutters and a bit of brute strength does the trick. The ends fly off like shrapnel though, so be careful!
     
  10. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    I'd want the spare, the mudguards getting bent, different tyre

    what's on the inside of the fitting? oh so close to the tyre?
     
  11. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    Here it is from another angle.
    The little bolt that goes through has a hole on the inside which the stay slots into. The little bolt can then be screwed tight, thereby securing the stay.
    As can be seen, I hope, there's plenty of tyre clearance.

    2ecoxhf.jpg

    I think that bit of crap on the mudguard, which I've just noticed, is a piece of dried slug...or something
     
  12. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    fair nuff

    yours go wider than mine
     
  13. OP
    OP
    MarkF

    MarkF Guru

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Very neat Betty!

    Thanks for the replies.:biggrin: