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Old 04-11-17, 03:43 PM
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Rack spacer kits

Anybody come across a kit of spacers for racks, ie 5mm hole say 8 or 9mm outer diameter and maybe 5mm thick. Always looking for some to fit racks around things like disc brakes and etc. I had a few left over from various rack fitting kits but I've run out....
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Old 04-11-17, 03:48 PM
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Use a stack of suitable size washers to get the thickness you need.
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Old 04-11-17, 04:30 PM
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I always go to my local hardware store and just buy spacers from them when I need them.
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These look like exactly what you have specified: Problem Solvers
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Presta valve locknuts. Plentiful, and probably free, from bike shops everywhere.
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tubing from hobby shop, and tubing cutter.
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Originally Posted by wschruba View Post
Presta valve locknuts.
Yup! VO blog wrote about this.
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Reckon I'll buy a bunch of 5mm Stainless nuts and drill the thread out of them with a cobalt drill...
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Originally Posted by wschruba View Post
Presta valve locknuts. Plentiful, and probably free, from bike shops everywhere.
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Left over nylon spacers from flat screen TV wall mount kits is what I usually use. They are usually M6 or M8 but still work for a lot of things. I used those on my rack for clearance for a while but I went a different direction that also moved the rack back a little bit. I've looked around for aluminum or steel M5 threaded spacers 5-15mm in length but they are apparently not common. Hardware stores with those pull out drawers of various hardware have things can would work.

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Old 04-13-17, 08:08 AM
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You guys cutting tubing and drilling nuts are working way too hard.

Lowes sells nylon, aluminum and steel spacers in various sizes. Just stop by on the way home from work and spend $0.93 or so.
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aside from the aforementioned presta valve nuts

I'll also use derailer jockey wheel bushings salvaged from dead derailers. (see a lot of those at work)
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