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Replacement rubber for led lights

mercedismmercedism Posts: 102
edited May 2012 in Commuting general
The rubber on my removable led lights is starting to perish. Its the type about an inch wide with holes cut into it to wrap round the frame/handlebars.

Nothing wrong with the lights but does anybody know where i can get some cheap replacement rubber. Need to be able to fit/remove quickly so only looking for replacement rubber solutions.

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  • davisdavis Posts: 2,566
    Cut up pieces of innertube? Not sure I follow your description of what you're after, actually -- pictures?
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  • roddixonroddixon Posts: 100
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/cateye-h29-switch-bracket/ seems to have a couple included. You get a free bracket for a Cateye H29 aswell!
  • Hmm, not sure the Cateye rubber shim is what mercedism is after. Although they are sturdy and might survive a hole punch/bradle makes the holes.
    Something more substantial than the rubber, perforated wraps you get with Raceblades? Ask your local LBS if they've got anything 'spare'.
    Royal Mail red elastic bands are stronger than they look and seem to suffer UV better then normal bands if you're after a quick/cheap fix (can normally be found littering your local Post Box)
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,843
    Have knackered a couple of my rubber mounts recently and have now used plastic tie wraps which also stops most people from removing them in the bike sheds.
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  • mercedismmercedism Posts: 102
    Have included a pic as requested, but as it will be mounted on the saddle stem which needs to go up and down fully, any permanent method like cable ties will not be suitable.

    Will keep an eye out for postman bands.

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  • t4tomot4tomo Posts: 2,643
    a bit of innertube suitably hole punched or bradawled will do the job I reckon
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  • davisdavis Posts: 2,566
    I'd glue some double-sided velcro tie wraps to the light. Easily removable.
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  • mercedismmercedism Posts: 102
    davis wrote:
    I'd glue some double-sided velcro tie wraps to the light. Easily removable.

    This looks like the easiest answer as don't have any inner tubes.

    Have checked the lights and they have a release hook to remove the light from the rubber and mounting. I reckon i could thread some velcro direct through it.

    Sorted.
  • Something more substantial than the rubber, perforated wraps you get with Raceblades? Ask your local LBS if they've got anything 'spare'.





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