[CR]Rim Corks - ever see these before?

(Example: Framebuilders:Alberto Masi)

Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 16:31:00 -0800 (PST)
From: Raymond Dobbins <raydobbins2003@yahoo.com>
To: Classic Rendezvous Bike List <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Rim Corks - ever see these before?

Small corks designed to plug up the spoke holes on tubular rims. First time I ever see these. They are both cute and cool ;)

http://ebay.com/<blah>

Item number: 160091243688

What exactly is the purpose of these? The description says to prevent glue from going into the spoke holes, but you don't really need the corks to prevent that. You just apply the glue between the holes. And if you were to get glue on the little corks...imagine what a pain it would be to remove them from your tire when you pull it off the rim! You'd probably end up with bits of cork all around your tire - Oh the horror, the horror!

Ray Dobbins
Miami FL USA