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Old 03-06-17, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Slash5 View Post
Google "m10X1 plug". All kinds of them, usually around $2.

https://www.belmetric.com/10mm-metri...e22vd2d5o0ekj5
Most Honda small engines drain plugs are 10x1. Found that out when I was trying to find a pipe to fit and extend one.
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Old 03-07-17, 08:27 AM
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Never understood the hanger cutouff "conversion" as nice to swap them back and forth (fixed to geared) if desired. Some great deals on fixed products over the last 1-2 years esp wheelsets and cranks, cogs, etc. Same as cv really. But enjoying 78 and 88 trek conversions over last 12 months (both still rock the hangers, unplugged and unoticed)
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Old 03-07-17, 11:22 AM
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Bingo! That's exactly what I'm talkin about.


Originally Posted by Slash5 View Post
Google "m10X1 plug". All kinds of them, usually around $2.

https://www.belmetric.com/10mm-metri...e22vd2d5o0ekj5
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Old 03-07-17, 12:09 PM
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Nice bolt, but ... why?
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Somebody could get really inventive here and machine a whistle to screw into the threads.
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Old 03-07-17, 07:02 PM
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Just an aesthetic thing I suppose, that and as a lifelong tech/mechanic with no doubt a tad bit of ocd I always see an empty bolt hole and think "did I forget something or miss something"


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Nice bolt, but ... why?
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Old 12-22-18, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Just an aesthetic thing I suppose, that and as a lifelong tech/mechanic with no doubt a tad bit of ocd I always see an empty bolt hole and think "did I forget something or miss something"
I know I’m resurrecting but I have to ask, would the opposite of drillium be




...FILLIUM?!?

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Old 12-22-18, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Is it just me? Seems to me there is a missed opportunity to be had by coming up with something even semi elegant for plugging the derailleur hanger on a converted SS/FG. Maybe a low profile buttonhead allen or such? I think it would look much cleaner and finished. Alas I don't own any, not in my wheelhouse.
I think a rocket launcher would be perfect.
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You could make something to hold a bottle rocket or a toy rocket? Then you can catch the Road Runner.
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Old 12-23-18, 04:13 PM
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Something like a TOW
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Prime place for a playing card clamp holder...
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The real question here isn't aesthetic. It's which has a bigger impact on performance, the drag created by the hole or the grams added by the plug. Any other concerns are a very distant second.
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Old 12-24-18, 05:48 PM
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Since we're talking about what to do with the rear derailleur hanger hole on a fixie conversion, the only appropriate solution would be to use an appropriately sized hipster ear gauge plug.

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