Re: [CR]Re: plug in steerer


Example: Racing:Jacques Boyer

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From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: plug in steerer
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:44:38 -0700
To: CR RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


On Jun 21, 2007, at 8:37 PM, Alan Goldsworthy wrote:
> 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.

The hardwood plugs are placed in the steerer tube at the fork crown in case the steerer breaks; cheap insurance. I currently have two PY10CP and two PRO10 and a Competition, and all five of them have the hardwood plugs (2", rounded ends, with a hole for the brake bolt) in the steerer tubes. The plug is not a water tight fit so water is not trapped.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, CA USA http://www.velo-retro.com (reprints, t-shirts & timelines)