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eeekkk, what is this part?

Postby eeksll » Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:40 pm

Hello shed-ites ... been messing around with my bikes and found this on the ground, is it a bike part (thinking a campag chorus shifter)?

Its a small soft rubber part.

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help much appreciated.
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Postby Dragster1 » Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:08 pm

Cant really say where its from but it looks like an off cut of electrical wire insulation or the tube you get in the puncture repair kits with a smaller hole
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Re: eeekkk, what is this part?

Postby Leiothrix » Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:19 pm

If that's from a puncture repair kit it is for a dunlop valve.

Not something you'll likely ever need.
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Re: eeekkk, what is this part?

Postby Dragster1 » Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:57 pm

Leiothrix wrote:If that's from a puncture repair kit it is for a dunlop valve.

yep! but the hole looks a bit small but you never know
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Re: eeekkk, what is this part?

Postby eeksll » Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:15 pm

it may well not be a bike part, but cant really figure out what else it could be.

its really soft rubber, softer than an eraser.
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Re: eeekkk, what is this part?

Postby human909 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:32 am

Leiothrix wrote:If that's from a puncture repair kit it is for a dunlop valve.

Not something you'll likely ever need.


It is this.
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Re: eeekkk, what is this part?

Postby rkelsen » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:07 am

human909 wrote:
Leiothrix wrote:If that's from a puncture repair kit it is for a dunlop valve.

Not something you'll likely ever need.


It is this.

Did you guys happen to notice how small the hole is? If you actually tried using this with a Woods/Dunlop valve, you'd have a very difficult time.

I don't know what it is, but I can tell you that it isn't from a tyre valve.
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Re: eeekkk, what is this part?

Postby VRE » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:12 am

If it wasn't for the length, I'd suspect it of being a cable doughnut.
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Re: eeekkk, what is this part?

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:33 pm

rkelsen wrote:
human909 wrote:
Leiothrix wrote:If that's from a puncture repair kit it is for a dunlop valve.

Not something you'll likely ever need.


It is this.

Did you guys happen to notice how small the hole is? If you actually tried using this with a Woods/Dunlop valve, you'd have a very difficult time.

I don't know what it is, but I can tell you that it isn't from a tyre valve.

Agreed, Woods Valve sleeves aren't coloured either, natural latex rubber.
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Re: eeekkk, what is this part?

Postby Dragster1 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:46 pm

Dragster1 wrote:
Leiothrix wrote:If that's from a puncture repair kit it is for a dunlop valve.

yep! but the hole looks a bit small but you never know
Thought that before but saying that with all this dodgy Chinese stuff around.
I bought some nylon oil pressure line straight out of a sealed packet for the car and when I got home to fit it, it had no hole in it like whipper snipper cable LOL!.
Im leaning toward fine electrical cable insulation off cut or some type of fine spring dampner where it slips over the end of the tang. But im only guessing in this case.
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Re: eeekkk, what is this part?

Postby thomashouseman » Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:26 pm

Yup, it's a pair of vernier calipers. Nice score!

/puts glasses on....

Oh, looks like a piece of rubber/plastic.
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Re: eeekkk, what is this part?

Postby Duck! » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:21 pm

That's not a bike bit. I don't know what it is, but I know what it isn't.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
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Re: eeekkk, what is this part?

Postby VRE » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:43 pm

It's a reject from a local condom factory: it's pretty obvious one of their automation machines was badly calibrated :P .
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Re: eeekkk, what is this part?

Postby eeksll » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:35 pm

thanks guys, I am feeling much less concerned now.

I might just go and stare at everything outside to try and figure out what it comes from.
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Re: eeekkk, what is this part?

Postby Dragster1 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:43 pm

eeksll wrote:thanks guys, I am feeling much less concerned now.

I might just go and stare at everything outside to try and figure out what it comes from.

let us know when you find out I love Mystery Parts. :P
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Re: eeekkk, what is this part?

Postby eeksll » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:07 pm

IF i find out. I don't do any there except bike stuff.

I am very curious myself though.
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Re: eeekkk, what is this part?

Postby il padrone » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:27 pm

Woods valve seal

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Re: eeekkk, what is this part?

Postby Duck! » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:30 pm

Did you look at the pic that shows the bore up the guts? That's waaaaayyy too fine to be a Woods valve tube.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
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Re: eeekkk, what is this part?

Postby gregaudio » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:58 pm

eeksll wrote:Hello shed-ites ... been messing around with my bikes and found this on the ground, is it a bike part (thinking a campag chorus shifter)?

Its a small soft rubber part.


Have you tried going for a ride to find out what doesn't work? Remember to test the brakes before you take off. :shock:
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Re: eeekkk, what is this part?

Postby eeksll » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:41 pm

yes i took it out for a quick ride after i finished playing with stuff.
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Re: eeekkk, what is this part?

Postby gregaudio » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:15 am

Maybe your situation is different than mine. I share the space I service my bikes with my teenage son. He mainly uses that space to destroy his childhood toys with my Dremel.

If I were to do a brake or gear service on a bike and then find small plastic or rubber parts on the ground... I wouldn't even flinch. :-)
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Re: eeekkk, what is this part?

Postby goneriding » Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:28 pm

It appears to be the prop that you can use to discuss the following with SWMBO - "I think I'm going to need to upgrade my bike because they don't make this part anymore and it is critical to the function of said bike".
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Re: eeekkk, what is this part?

Postby il padrone » Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:10 pm

Try this one out for a mystery part :D

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Re: eeekkk, what is this part?

Postby Tim » Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:41 pm

IP, that is exactly the clip I have been looking for to mount a tennis racket to the handlebars.
Said tennis racket is for swatting aggro magpies.
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Re: eeekkk, what is this part?

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:40 pm

I thought it was the approved method of carrying a smartphone BITD...
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