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Old 01-17-10, 10:07 PM   #1
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Handlebars filled with cork

I was looking at an old steel set of nitto olympiade drop bars and I noticed that there seems to be cork inside the tube. Whats the purpose of this, is this common? obviously I don't have reason to be shining a flashlight down a set of handlebars often so i'm not sure if this is stock or elsewise
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they used to use cork to plug the ends of the tubing on the bars to prevent puncture wounds. someone probably didn't remove it.
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