Help ! - Alloy Pole Sleeve Needed

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Help ! - Alloy Pole Sleeve Needed

Postby stry » Sun 22 Apr, 2018 2:15 pm

I fell on, and consequently broke, a carbon fibre trekking pole last week. Thanks to a purchase on here, I have some spare bits, but I am confident that I can repair the broken pole if I can find an appropriate alloy sleeve.

The sleeve needs to be 14.3mm ID and minimum 70mm long.

Would anyone have such a sleeve in their collection of bits and pieces ?

Happy to provide a paid for postage bag and some coffee money or whatever to anyone who can help.

Fingers crossed. Thank you. :D
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Re: Help ! - Alloy Pole Sleeve Needed

Postby Moondog55 » Sun 22 Apr, 2018 2:28 pm

I'm a bit busy at the moment but I just may have something.
Alternatively what is the internal ?
Sometimes an internal is just as good
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Re: Help ! - Alloy Pole Sleeve Needed

Postby Mark F » Sun 22 Apr, 2018 3:57 pm

It may be worth mentioning the model of pole as there may be someone with the section you require. Also have you tried contacting the manufacturer to ask about buying just the single section. I know Ruta Locura sell replacement pole sections for their poles. I will also have a look through my motley collection of odd tent poles.
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Re: Help ! - Alloy Pole Sleeve Needed

Postby Moondog55 » Mon 23 Apr, 2018 7:43 am

Alternatively again superglue gel to join the pieces and an epoxy fibreglass wrap.
Mark has a better solution tho
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Re: Help ! - Alloy Pole Sleeve Needed

Postby stry » Mon 23 Apr, 2018 9:02 am

Moondog55 wrote:I'm a bit busy at the moment but I just may have something.
Alternatively what is the internal ?
Sometimes an internal is just as good


Thanks MD. It's the top section that broke, immediately above where the bottom, inner section, ends. so unfortunately a neater internal sleeve wont work.


Mark F wrote:It may be worth mentioning the model of pole as there may be someone with the section you require. Also have you tried contacting the manufacturer to ask about buying just the single section. I know Ruta Locura sell replacement pole sections for their poles. I will also have a look through my motley collection of odd tent poles.


Thanks Mark. They are Gossamer Gear. I already have spare sections as I bought a broken set from cams on here a few years ago. I thought at the time that I would never need them :lol: So I have put together a replacement pole, but I would like to repair the broken top section which is otherwise in perfect condition and just too good to discard.
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Re: Help ! - Alloy Pole Sleeve Needed

Postby Moondog55 » Mon 23 Apr, 2018 9:10 am

OK So a 16mm ski pole section? No problem I'll cut one off from one of my spare alloy ski poles, I'll cut just below the handle where tube is straight
Where do I send it?
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Re: Help ! - Alloy Pole Sleeve Needed

Postby Strider » Mon 23 Apr, 2018 2:02 pm

GG sell replacement sections..not cheap though.

https://www.gossamergear.com/collection ... 7760387852
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Re: Help ! - Alloy Pole Sleeve Needed

Postby stry » Mon 23 Apr, 2018 5:06 pm

Moondog55 wrote:OK So a 16mm ski pole section? No problem I'll cut one off from one of my spare alloy ski poles, I'll cut just below the handle where tube is straight
Where do I send it?


Thanks MD. :) PM on the way.
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Re: Help ! - Alloy Pole Sleeve Needed

Postby Moondog55 » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 2:00 pm

Sent I hope it works
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Re: Help ! - Alloy Pole Sleeve Needed

Postby stry » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 6:52 pm

Thank you. That's my job for this weekend.
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Re: Help ! - Alloy Pole Sleeve Needed

Postby Moondog55 » Thu 10 May, 2018 8:10 am

Update required here I think. We all want to know if it worked, well at least I do
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Re: Help ! - Alloy Pole Sleeve Needed

Postby stry » Thu 10 May, 2018 7:32 pm

Well - it's like this you see.

My initial assessment was that the outer had broken right at the end of the inner/lower section. Pole could still be adjusted and I could shorten it to finish the trip by simply sliding the inner further in and relocking it. Easy.

When I pulled it apart i discovered that I had actually broken the inner as well.So the break was at the strongest part of the pole.

Aaany how. I plan to fix the inner with a hardwood plug. Needs to be approx 11.7mm dia. Nearest that I can find is 12.6, but at least I have a couple of people who can turn a length down for me - at there leisure :lol: Once that is sorted, I'll turn my attention to the outer.

As I have a spare assembled from bits, the pressure is off, but the repair is going to take a while.

These things are so *&%$#! good (for me) that if I had no choice, I would buy a replacement. The light weight means they can be in your hands the whole time. Even holding them horizontal by the grips isn't tiring or annoying.
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