Re: [CR] Was Unusual FR Peugeot PX-10, now Wood plug

(Example: Framebuilders:Richard Moon)

Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 16:47:04 -0500
From: "John Thompson" <johndthompson@gmail.com>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Subject: Re: [CR] Was Unusual FR Peugeot PX-10, now Wood plug


Jim Merz wrote:
> Most French bikes from the 1970's that I worked on had a wood dowel in the
> steerer tube. Not sure why, but a 25mm diameter steerer is pretty flexible
> and the insert would make it stiffer. Also, if the steerer broke it would
> hold the front end on, for a few seconds anyway.

<sniff>

We cognoscenti refer to it as a "bio-composite reinforced steer tube."

So there!

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-John Thompson (john@os2.dhs.org)
Appleton WI USA