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    pump peg

    Picked a really nice, used cannondale road bike. Went to put my frame pump on it and realized that the pump peg ( on the steering tube) is missing! Just a small hole where the peg used to be. The pump came w/ a velcro strap and I can hold it on that way, but I would really rather replace ( and use) the pump peg. Any ideas? Thanks

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    Can you get to the hole from inside the steerer tube?

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    probably not easily. I think I'd have to remove the headset, bearings, etc and not too crazy about that prospect.

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    There's always plastic.

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    You aren't going to be able to weld on another peg, but you can probably fabricate something to work using the hole where the peg used to be. The easiest thing to do would be to get a small machine screw, with a matching nut and lock washer. The screw should be small enough to fit through the hole, and long enough to engage the pump with the nut affixed. Simply (with the fork removed) slide the screw through the hole from inside the steerer tube, and use the lock washer and nut on the outside. Be sure to use a stainless steel machine screw, and use loctite or some other sealant to keep the nut on tightly. If the metal in the top tube is thin, use a second washer on the inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwa View Post
    There's always plastic.
    searched site for pump peg..........thanks, that's a neat solution.

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    If you really don't want to disassemble the front end, that plastic part is about the only thing that will work reliably. Otherwise, Sangetsu's instructions get my vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    searched site for pump peg..........thanks, that's a neat solution.
    I used a plastic peg like this for years with no problem, until I switched to CO2. For longer rides I still carry the pump though
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    The plastic one would work fine. On the other hand, sooner or later you need to service your headset anyway. When that time comes, here's what I'd do: find an actual braze-on pump peg. With the headtube open, cement a small aluminum patch inside the tube using JB Weld. Then use JB Weld to cement the peg on. Paint it with Testors or nail polish or whatever you can find to match.

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