- Dumb question – those things for putting between the forks/stays for transit
What are they called ? I have just spent 20 minutes trying to search for them on Wiggle etc, but am clearly not using the correct nomenclature. The things that fill the space and stop the frame getting bent when you have it packed for travel and the baggage handlers pile 50 suitcases on top.
I need to order some today !Posted 3 years agoJon TaylorSubscriber
Frame spacers? Dropout spacers?
My travel bag came with some. Additionally, I wet to Mitre 10 (NZ’s answer to B&Q) then bought some plastic pipe the right size and cut it to size.
If you have QR dropouts, I have also seen wooden dowel cut to length then secured with a screw and washer either side work effectively.Posted 3 years agoShackletonSubscriber
15mm internal diameter plastic piping cut to size and held in with QR skewer, maxle (or similar) or a zip tie. Has worked for us for the last 9 years of flying with 2 bikes; cost me about a quid from the local plumbing shop and weighs chuff all!
Pick up some foam pipe lagging while you are there to use as frame protector too.Posted 3 years ago
All great advice – just to be clear, my toolkit consists of a nail file, a kitchen knife and some sellotape.
Am planning a trip to B&Q for pipe lagging. MAXLE ! That’s the thing. Will conduct a thorough search of the shed, I am sure I have one of those kicking around somewhere.Posted 3 years agoRubber_BuccaneerSubscriber
my toolkit consists of a nail file, a kitchen knife and some sellotape
Cut a strip of corrugated cardboard the right width (100mm front, 135mm rear or whatever) and coil it around your maxle/skewer whatever then tape it so it cant come undone. This should be plenty strong enough, just try standing on it. Can be reused again and again.Posted 3 years ago
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