Bob Hanson wrote:
> The bike in the following photo reminded me to inquire about this. This
> one is located near the top of the down tube on a 1960s (?) Peugeot.
> What the heck were all those large capped holes on frames intended for?
> Were these indeed lubrication ports? If so, would one just dump in a
> quart of 90 weight oil and hope it welled up enough in the bottom
> bracket shell to lubricate the bearings and/or spindle? I hope that
> would occur before the oil had accumulated a lot of rust and dirt in
> suspension - before it just leaked out around the BB cups and spindle.
> This just does not make sense to me. Appreciate any explanation behind
> the logic of these 50s/60s fittings.
Looks like it was intended for a steer tube lock device.
-John Thompson (email@example.com)
Appleton WI USA