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Old 07-28-09, 11:21 PM   #1
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velo plug help

so i just built up some sweet wheels (king hubs x dt 1.1 x cx ray spokes) and i ordered some velo plugs to use on my wheels. ive used velocity rims (they make the plugs) and mavic rims and the veloplugs fit fine on 3 other wheelsets. however, on my new rims 24 of the 28 veloplugs i installed on the front wheel fell out ( i didnt even try on the back). is there any way to spread the prongs of the plugs? they only cost me a few bucks for a baggie but ill have to wait a week to get a different size- I WANNA RIDE MY WHEELS NOW! is there any way to make the veloplugs fit in holes which are ever so slightly too large? thanks
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Old 07-29-09, 12:19 AM   #2
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Did you get velo plugs of the right size? They come in two colors, red (small) and yellow (large).

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Old 07-29-09, 07:30 PM   #3
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the thing is, i did not know dt used the "larger" hole size... so no, i got red. i thought maybe like a downhill rim may have larger holes, and i couldnt find and specs ANYWHERE about dt's rims spoke holes
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How about a little dab of silicone sealer or similar 'soft' glue on each. Should hold them in position but can still be easily removed when needed.
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same thing on mavic cxp22s. i just spread the prongs a little with my fingers. works.
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