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Old 03-01-18, 09:53 PM
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Shipping compression member parts?

I've spent way too much time on the internet and going to various hardware stores trying to figure out what the disks are on the ends of the S&S case compression members.
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Does anyone know what the disks are called so I can buy a bunch? I figure the parts have to be cheaper than buying each compression member for $12 a piece.
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you can make your own.

get some wheel/hub protectors at your lbs.
throwaway endcaps on all bikes shipped.

cut you some sched 80 pvc of suitable diameter.

rolled up scrap cardboard should do as well.
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My first trip with my S&S backpack case, I used a couple of one inch diameter wooden dowels and some masonite about an 1/8th inch thick. And some wood screws. The masonite cracked, so for next trip (in a month) I plan to use thin plywood (maybe 1/8th inch or 3/16 inch thick) as my center support instead.

You can see in the photo the rectangular piece of masonite and two small screw heads.

I am sure that the S&S parts are better but I decided to save some money.

Someone suggested that I look for some rebar caps but when I did I did not like their price. But, they might be what you are looking for? Something like this?
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Two PVC flanges attached to a length of pvc pipe should work.
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When I ship a frame/bike I use stiff cardboard tubes from fabric rolls, acquired free at fabric/sewing shops, cut to the correct lengths, including a cardboard square hot-glued on each end. Total expense is for hot glue gun and glue sticks. Works great.
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