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    New question here. I have seven Klein's in need of "housing guides" where to you guys get this tubes...?

    I promise if I find the answer elsewhere I will share it too

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    I have bought 4 sets from this guy and they have worked great.
    Klein Bike New Cable Liner Frame Guide Housing Sleeve | eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by LARRYJO View Post
    I have bought 4 sets from this guy and they have worked great.
    Klein Bike New Cable Liner Frame Guide Housing Sleeve | eBay
    Thanks Larry that is a good start, i just wish i can find the "source material" in bulk and make them my self..

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    Quote Originally Posted by patineto View Post
    Thanks Larry that is a good start, i just wish i can find the "source material" in bulk and make them my self..
    I believe it's PTFE tubing, 3.2mm OD. I forgot where I bought mine from (years ago).
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    Quote Originally Posted by holden View Post
    I believe it's PTFE tubing, 3.2mm OD. I forgot where I bought mine from (years ago).
    Thanks senor, I take a look on McMaster-Carr and go from there..

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    Quote Originally Posted by patineto View Post
    Thanks senor, I take a look on McMaster-Carr and go from there..
    Update: sadly MaMaster does not have such a small size, HERE is what they have

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    Here is what I have found so far..
    -White, 50feet for $55

    -Many colors, so far no price but not translucent.

    -I think is translucent but I'm waiting for a response also on the price.

    -McMaster's in traslucent for about a dollar a feet

    Still not cheap, but cheaper than the already made stuff on Ebay

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    I would imagine that it doesn't need to the high temp teflon stuff. Could you use some of that small black plastic tubing that they use for garden irrigation? Just a thought.
    All vintage all the time. Nothing like a nice chromo frame with some properly adjusted cantilevers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaxes88 View Post
    Could you use some of that small black plastic tubing that they use for garden irrigation? Just a thought.
    OD and wall thickness are too thick.
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    And the question no one has asked. Why 6 Kleins?
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    And the question no one has asked. Why 6 Kleins?
    Actually I have Nine of them but only seven of them need new liners..

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    The question went unanswered.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    The question went unanswered.
    Very basic answer, because I like them and I have great memories of them from years gone by/

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    The question went unanswered.
    Another VRC dick?
    Or are you trying to be funny? Witty?
    How many bikes do you have Jeff?
    Why say anything at all?
    1,2,3 go!

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    Not a dick at all Larry. Witty? Not today. *****ey today? Yes. Bikes I own? Maybe 12-15. Nothing over the top as far as quality/heritage goes. I find 9 of the same make over the top but that's just me, today. 3-2-1 go.
    Quote Originally Posted by LARRYJO View Post
    Another VRC dick?
    Or are you trying to be funny? Witty?
    How many bikes do you have Jeff?
    Why say anything at all?
    1,2,3 go!
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    Not a dick at all Larry. Witty? Not today. *****ey today? Yes. Bikes I own? Maybe 12-15. Nothing over the top as far as quality/heritage goes. I find 9 of the same make over the top but that's just me, today. 3-2-1 go.
    It seems that if owning 6-9 of the same builder/company is over the top then half the members of this forum are over the top.
    People come to the VRC for help and sometimes in return they get no such thing. As my dad used to say "it only takes one ******* to spoil everyone else's fun".
    Maybe you where not trying to be one and all you really wanted was a serious answer to your question. If so, I apologize. Please tell me I was worng. Please.

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    Sorry Larry...you're wrong. I was being a judgmental, Klein hating jerk. Now I'll just go hide in the corner and keep my peep shut until I have something nice to say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LARRYJO View Post
    It seems that if owning 6-9 of the same builder/company is over the top then half the members of this forum are over the top.
    People come to the VRC for help and sometimes in return they get no such thing. As my dad used to say "it only takes one ******* to spoil everyone else's fun".
    Maybe you where not trying to be one and all you really wanted was a serious answer to your question. If so, I apologize. Please tell me I was worng. Please.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    650B rims or wheel set. 80's vintage 32 or 36 x 135mm

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    I bought some stuff from Graingers. The tubes from Klein had the sizes stamped on it and I used that to get it from Graingers.

    Nylon Tubing - 1/8" - Pipe and Tubing - Grainger Industrial Supply

    If someone needs an exact ID size, I can measure it at the machine shop but going from memory, it's 1/8 OD, 3/32 ID. The official Klein tubing isn't teflon or PTFE, it's simple nylon tubing. Don't pay the guy on ebay. To flare the end, take a larger nail or punch, heat it up and form the flared end. I bought 50 ft. and don't ever need any more.

    Now, if I could only get an old piece of nylon housing that has broken off inside a down tube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinguwin View Post
    I bought some stuff from Graingers. The tubes from Klein had the sizes stamped on it and I used that to get it from Graingers.

    Nylon Tubing - 1/8" - Pipe and Tubing - Grainger Industrial Supply

    If someone needs an exact ID size, I can measure it at the machine shop but going from memory, it's 1/8 OD, 3/32 ID. The official Klein tubing isn't teflon or PTFE, it's simple nylon tubing. Don't pay the guy on ebay. To flare the end, take a larger nail or punch, heat it up and form the flared end. I bought 50 ft. and don't ever need any more.

    Now, if I could only get an old piece of nylon housing that has broken off inside a down tube.
    Wow you just save me a ton of money, thanks..

    So do you want to sell me the rest of your roll, I pay you the Grainger's price even if the roll is not complete..

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    Sweet! Thanks, Pinguin!

    LarryJo, no need to call anybody a dick. OP was kind enough to answer. I also think his answer was a very good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinguwin View Post

    Now, if I could only get an old piece of nylon housing that has broken off inside a down tube.
    ping, FTW had a neat trick for getting stuff out of Klein tubes recently...he said he rolled a small piece of paper into a tight cone, put it in a hole in the tube, and turned the frame until the piece (broken drill bit) hit the paper, then he just tipped it out. Might be worth a shot with your stuck tubing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    ping, FTW had a neat trick for getting stuff out of Klein tubes recently...he said he rolled a small piece of paper into a tight cone, put it in a hole in the tube, and turned the frame until the piece (broken drill bit) hit the paper, then he just tipped it out. Might be worth a shot with your stuck tubing.
    I think I can picture that....I'd probably lose the cone in the tube as well. heehee. Thanks for the tip, Steve. FTW should make videos!

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    Jagwire sells replacement lining for Nokon housing. It's a couple bucks for a few meters of the stuff.
    Slowly slipping to retrogrouchyness

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    I would contact a local plastic supply place, virtually every decent sized city has one and you would be very surprised the sorts of stuff they have around. Might save you from buying a huge roll.

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