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Old 07-02-20, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I like expander plugs, cuz they stay in better. Ye olde rubber Cateyes are my favorite, but hard to find these days. The Velox rubbers don't look as good, but work well. And nowadays you can get fancy alumnium ones from various makers in all colours of the rainbow.

Here's the chrome Cateyes.

https://www.amazon.com/CatEye-Bar-En.../dp/B07BHXBN3C
How do the expander plugs work with stuffing bar tape in the ends like if you're wrapping cloth tape top to bottom? I've got an ancient set of rubber Velox ones from my SLT that I have to hammer in when I tuck the ends of the cotton tape in. It's always discouraged me from picking some aluminum ones up, even though they look so good.
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