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    paging Dogwood. ? for you

    you mentioned an excellent idea in a previous post about using the 1.5 hollow steering tube for storage. a tube would probably stay in there no problem but do you have something in the bottom to keep other items in? I lost my top cap so I can't try that. I strap either a Big Air or sealant canister to the leg. I prefer to have it up front so I can keep an eye on it.

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    I bought an extra top cap to put in the bottom, with a notch in it to go where the pop rivet is. I covered the rivet with a bit of 2-part epoxy to protect the tube I stuff in the bottom, the tube actually keeps the co2 with Air Chuck from falling out the bottom. I lined the inner walls with the fuzzy side of some sticky backed velcro to keep the co2 from rattling. My tools are a stripped down Topeak Hummer, all the tools I needed are together on one of the bolts with the tire lever that works the chain tool held to it with a rubber band. the tool is in a tiny ziploc bag with an extra powerlink. The width of the bolt just happened to exactly fit the inner diameter so it doesn't rattle at all. I had to leave the top edge of the velcro @ 1.5" down from the top of the steerer tube. I also have some glueless patches in there in case the tube is damaged from stuffing it in there or pulling it out.

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    Toolkit in Lefty

    Quote Originally Posted by dang
    you mentioned an excellent idea in a previous post about using the 1.5 hollow steering tube for storage. a tube would probably stay in there no problem but do you have something in the bottom to keep other items in? I lost my top cap so I can't try that. I strap either a Big Air or sealant canister to the leg. I prefer to have it up front so I can keep an eye on it.
    The 12g. co2 and tube are in the lower 4 1/4". I forgot that I got rid of the sticky back velcro when I decided I could get a tube in there too. Now the tube keeps the co2 from rattling. It's a pain getting it in there too so I didn't want to take it out just for pictures.
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    great pictures. I've been looking down that tube since I lost my cap and now I have some ideas. thanks.

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    dogwood you be the MAN!

    awesome

    but doesn't it rattle?

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    No rattles at all. I just got really lucky that the tool worked out to be such an exact fit. I warn you, though, it's a pain in the ass to get the tube in there. It took me hours to figure it out, and even knowing how to fold it, it still isn't easy. I think the tube I have in there is a Torrelli Extra Lite (.4mm. wall thickness).
    I honestly don't think the tube is even worth the trouble. With Stan's sealant I've had punctures in the sidewalls that lost a lot of air, but they did seal after I laid the bike on its side to get the sealant on the sidewall. I'd rather have a 24g. CO2 cartridge than the 12g. I have now. In a race I would still carry the tube and CO2 in a seat wedge, but the tools would be right there at the top of my steerer tube.

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