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    Odd screw mount on the Cube frames. What is it for?

    Hey guys, I've been checking out Cube's line this weekend, and in a lot of their bikes I see this funny hole on the down tube. It appears to be threaded. But it never has a screw in it or anything mounted in the pics I've found.

    Here is an example below. This bike has a dropper and front derailleur, so if the mount was for a cable it would have been used. All cables are going internally.

    The Cube Mudguard is attached with straps so it's not that.

    It seems to be in the right offset from the midline to be a frame mounted pump mount. But it's a bit high up for that, maybe.

    I have affixed a black circle around the piece in question.


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    No earthly idea, but I looked on their website at a couple of the Stereo models and don't see that hole. Also, since bike discount won't ship to the US (they have a bunch of nice lookin' frames for even nicer prices).

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    ^^Did the same. I couldn't spot a bike on their site with the hole.

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    Yeah it looks like the 2018 models don't have it. The 2015 and 17 models do.

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    Yeah...that's such a "last year" thing. I wouldn't do it. Whatever the hell it is!

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    Been looking at the frames at Bike Discount. Very interesting. If I smuggled one to the USA it would be hard to get parts, and there'd be no warranty. But carbon is easy to fix, right? Might be worth it. but I would still need to know what that hole is for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schulze View Post
    Been looking at the frames at Bike Discount. Very interesting. If I smuggled one to the USA it would be hard to get parts, and there'd be no warranty. But carbon is easy to fix, right? Might be worth it. but I would still need to know what that hole is for.
    You jogged my memory by mentioning smuggling...now I know what it's for, but can't talk about it.

    IDK if I'd say "easy" to fix, but it's easy enough to find someone to pay to fix it. A few years back I got a fleabay carbon bike that was damaged in 3 spots. Price I got quoted to repair was ~$300 each plus shipping both ways. The bike went back to the seller, obviously.

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    After a little more time on Google images, it appears the exterior cable routing of the previous year models attached to this boss. I think this was kept to run a rear shock lockout cable.

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