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Old 05-27-05, 10:03 PM
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Schwinn Le Tour question

I bought a Schwinn Le Tour today for the princely sum of $20.00. It has Suntour components on it and except for twenty years of crud and neglect, it seems to be in okay shape. I took apart the bottom bracket and it has the old style no cage bearings that sit in a bed of grease, Well they are supposed to at least. Mine are now. The question I have is when I removed the bottom bracket there was a plastic thing in the BB tube. What is the function of this thing and is it really necessary. I reassembled everything sans plactic duhicky and everything seems to work fine. So whats the inside skinny**********?



If it make any difference this is a made in Japan product. I believe it to be mid seventies vintage.
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