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    Odd question: Frame Plugs

    I just converted my Fuel EX8 29er to 1x10 and the big hole in the top tube for the front derailluer cable bugs me. Has anyone seen any kind of plugs for the internal cable routing holes when they're not being used?

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    I have a Superfly FS 9 and was thinking about doing the same thing. I would also want to plug the unused cable routing hole to keep trail debris from working its way in. My bike has dropper post internal routing near the bottom rear of the seat post tube. It's unused and came pre-plugged from the factory, so I would think the plugs should be available.
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    A Trek Dealer can get them. If they aren't sure, have them look under Frame Parts on their system. They are in there. After some digging we were able to get them. I just converted my 2013 Slash 9 to a 1X, and popped them in with no problem. They kind of wedge themselves in, and I haven't had any issue with them since.

    Careful, there are a few different designs for the different models that Trek makes. It's a warranty part so it might take your dealer a bit of searching to get them. Certainly worth a beer while they search the ordering system for you.

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    Thanks JMUSuperman, called the local Trek Store and they are on the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waffleBeast View Post
    Thanks JMUSuperman, called the local Trek Store and they are on the way.
    Can someone post pics when they have them installed? I have a new
    Giant Anthem Carbon and went to 1x11
    and have same issue. I don't believe Giant carries frame plugs for these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMUSuperman View Post
    A Trek Dealer can get them. If they aren't sure, have them look under Frame Parts on their system. They are in there. After some digging we were able to get them. I just converted my 2013 Slash 9 to a 1X, and popped them in with no problem. They kind of wedge themselves in, and I haven't had any issue with them since.

    Careful, there are a few different designs for the different models that Trek makes. It's a warranty part so it might take your dealer a bit of searching to get them. Certainly worth a beer while they search the ordering system for you.
    I owe my LBS a beer. Hope he likes Guinness or IPA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceTripper View Post
    I owe my LBS a beer. Hope he likes Guinness or IPA.
    I think the correct choice is yes.

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    When I went 1X on my Remedy 9.8 I used a small piece of 2228 tape cut into an oval so it has no square edges. Also put a piece over the hole for the front derailer screw to keep crud out. Works great.
    2012 Trek Remedy 9.8...Yep, the one with the little wheels.

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    Good idea, but it was worth the $2.00 for the actual Trek part IMO.
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    A little late with the requested photos of the Trek frame plug, but thought someone may find it useful if the original requester has moved on.

    Odd question: Frame Plugs-plug.jpg

    I also picked up an Ibis front derailluer plate as well, cleans up the ol' 1x setup a bit and was $5.95.

    Odd question: Frame Plugs-plate.jpg
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    Re: Odd question: Frame Plugs

    Who's making the front derailleur plate? Is that a trek part as well?

    Below is the trek part # for the block off plugs:



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    My local Trek dealer barely understood what I was asking for re: the derailleur plate, he didn't even look in the system. I saw the Ibis plate in an article on Bike Rumor, also found a guy making them on a 3D printer but he wanted 3 times as much.
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    Re: Odd question: Frame Plugs

    Quote Originally Posted by waffleBeast View Post
    My local Trek dealer barely understood what I was asking for re: the derailleur plate, he didn't even look in the system. I saw the Ibis plate in an article on Bike Rumor, also found a guy making them on a 3D printer but he wanted 3 times as much.
    Thanks. Just ordered one off the Ibis site.

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