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Compression plug question - leave alone when changing stems?

Old 07-30-22, 10:19 PM
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Compression plug question - leave alone when changing stems?

Iíve never had a bike with a compression plug. Iím swapping stems. Do I even need to touch the compression plug, or is the process just like with a star nut? Remove the top cap and bolt, remove stem, install new stem, install top cap and tighten bolt to properly load bearings, tighten stem bolts. Am I on track?
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Old 07-30-22, 11:14 PM
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Yes (at least as far as I am aware).
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Old 07-31-22, 08:09 AM
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As long as you're not raising or lowering the stem you can just leave it in place. Some steerers need to have the plug centered in the clamp area for support.
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That's probably a good idea for any carbon steerer.
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