Can I buy just the end of a bike pump or just the inside of a bike helmet?
September 10, 2012 7:17 AM Subscribe
I have a 20 year old bike pump and helmet. The pump had a rubber nozzle end that is eaten away. The helmet had some felt that is also crumbling. Can I buy just these bits or do I need whole new equiptment?
posted by cmm to health & fitness (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My wife is getting into biking and so I dusted off my 20 year old bike and got it going again as best I could. I got new inner tubes and tires and cleaned up the chain and gearing and things seem passable.
My old full size floor stand bike pump doesn't work. Upon further inspection, the rubber where the tube coming out of the pump meets the nozzle has disintegrated. I can easily take this bit off so it seems likely I can buy just that bit and not a whole new pump, but I can't seem to find out how to buy just that bit.
Likewise, my old Giro helmet seems fine, but when I wear it, I get black bits all over me. The styrofoam seems ok but there are these felt bits inside for comfort and they are disintegrating as well. Can I buy just the comfort insides to a bike helmet so I can re-velco them on or do I have to just buy a whole new helmet?