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Old 10-12-15, 01:59 PM
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Mystery Bike Parts - Anyone know what this is ???

A few days ago I was gifted four shopping bags full of New Old Spares from a bike shop close-out.

Amongst the bearings, bar tape, cables, and shifter levers there was a bag of about 50 of these things, hollow hard rubber pieces about 5/16" OD with a 1/8" ID hole and about 2.5 inches long. Anyone know what these are ??






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My guess is they aren't bike parts although they may be some sort of protective sleeve for something round.
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Inners for cheap suspension forks?
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that's definitely kniphney pin housing. seen it a thousand times. often used with muffler bearings and the afore mentioned turbowhatyoumacallits. was often packaged in expected usage quantities. what you got there was, IIRC, the 'Year's supply pouch'.

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Did you taste them? They may be licorice.
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They're hollow hard rubber pieces...
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Old and hardened Dunlop valve rubbers ? ?

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Given the 2.5 inch diameter, and the rubber composition, could they be part of a pedal of some sort?
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Originally Posted by hueyhoolihan View Post
that's definitely kniphney pin housing. seen it a thousand times. often used with muffler bearings and the afore mentioned turbowhatyoumacallits. was often packaged in expected usage quantities. what you got there was, IIRC, the 'Year's supply pouch'.
Thanks for the info:

Not at all what I suspected.

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Did you taste them? They may be licorice.
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Cut a line down the middle with an exacto-knife and use as a buffer between saddle rails and the seat-post clamp.
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Its a grab box from the past .. it may not even be a Bike piece .. maybe Rubber insulator to cover a Wire splice for electrician's use..

Seems adequate for Automotive electric power levels .. does it shrink when heated?
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