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    Cottered Crank Amesja's Avatar
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    Raleigh roadster mudguard white reflector base bracket

    I have one -it's white and rubbery and missing the reflector inside it. I know that the raleigh replacement reflectors are unobtainium (or at least really darn rare and expensive) but I saw somewhere online where someone had used something else off the shelf and it fit right inside. When I was cleaning the rubber up in my ultrasonic cleaner with the heater running In noticed the thing got really pliable and easy to stretch when it was in hot water so I'm sure popping in the reflector won't be hard.

    Anyone know where I can get a little round red reflector that will fit inside? I don't mind if it isn't official or exactly correct. I wish I would have bookmarked where I saw the hint but at the time I was not having any luck even finding the rubber doo-dah.
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    I've modified/trimmed a cheap, square-ish red reflector to fit in those housings. It's a bit tricky to trim the plastic without cracking it, but a fine saw of some sort should work.

    Neal

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    Quote Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
    I've modified/trimmed a cheap, square-ish red reflector to fit in those housings. It's a bit tricky to trim the plastic without cracking it, but a fine saw of some sort should work.

    Neal
    I was wondering if that was possible. I've got a coping saw. I was thinking of maybe chucking up a hole saw in a drill press without the pilot bit and going really slow with a bit of water or light oil to lubricate it. I don't have access to a drill press but maybe the next time I'm up at my folk's place I'll give it a go I've got a whole buncha holesaws. Or maybe just a coping saw going really slow.
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    Actually, going fast with a dremel tool and an abrasive disc works. It just melts the plastic in a line. Stinky but functional.
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    Or you can set the Dremel at a slower speed. Takes a while, but less melting.
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    a wire foam cutter works too.

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