[CR]Re: plug in steerer

(Example: Production Builders)

Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 20:37:18 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
From: <worthy2@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: plug in steerer

>What would be the purpose of a plastic plug that took me quite a few
>whacks to remove? It was wedged in the steerer tube of an Italian bike
>at the bottom near the brake bolt hole. I thought it would only hold
>water in and cause rust. It came out in a spiral because it was an SLX
>steerer tube. Reminds me of the hardwood plug that came as stock installed in the steerers of some Peugeot PX-10n iterations...seems like a misguided attempt at keeping foreign stuff and water from intruding upward...but actually does more harm by trapping water in the tube that seeps down from above. Like a BB shell with no ventilation: sure nothing splashes UP but nothing can drip DOWN and OUT, either. I say remove it and be vigilant.
Alan Goldsworthy