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Old December 24th 07, 03:50 AM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
mike
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Default replacing rubber plug for Solomon Profil binding

The rubber plugs in my Solomon Profil bindings keep falling off after
about 3 years. I have replaced a few of them but the new ones also
fell off after a few months. That makes me feel that I may not have
installed the plugs correctly. All I did was to push the plug into
the binding and make sure that the metal pin is in the slot.

Is that the right installation procedure?

.... Mike
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Old December 24th 07, 04:20 AM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
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Default replacing rubber plug for Solomon Profil binding

On Dec 23, 7:50 pm, mike wrote:
The rubber plugs in my Solomon Profil bindings keep falling off after
about 3 years. I have replaced a few of them but the new ones also
fell off after a few months. That makes me feel that I may not have
installed the plugs correctly. All I did was to push the plug into
the binding and make sure that the metal pin is in the slot.

Is that the right installation procedure?

... Mike


that's what I do. Something that seems to be important thought - I
make sure the little pins are really well seated. I use the tip of my
ski pole (because that's almost always where I'm dealing with it, on
the snow). At home, any tool with fine, strong point would do. But
get the pins well seated into the slots.
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Old December 24th 07, 12:34 PM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
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Default replacing rubber plug for Solomon Profil binding

Camilo wrote in news:4bda3f26-88f3-4eac-858b-
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On Dec 23, 7:50 pm, mike wrote:
The rubber plugs in my Solomon Profil bindings keep falling off after
about 3 years. I have replaced a few of them but the new ones also
fell off after a few months. That makes me feel that I may not have
installed the plugs correctly. All I did was to push the plug into
the binding and make sure that the metal pin is in the slot.

Is that the right installation procedure?

... Mike


that's what I do. Something that seems to be important thought - I
make sure the little pins are really well seated. I use the tip of my
ski pole (because that's almost always where I'm dealing with it, on
the snow). At home, any tool with fine, strong point would do. But
get the pins well seated into the slots.


I'm having this problem right now with one of my bindings. The pins won't
stay seated in the slot anymore. My guess is that the slot wears and
won't hold the pin in place. I spoke to two ski technicians who said that
when it keeps popping out, the entire binding needs to be replaced.

One of the technicians said that this was a common problem with the
profil classic binding and took the opportunity to try to sell me on
switching to the pilot classic bindings. I look at those and certain
parts (like the plastic rear hook and spring loaded strap) don't look
like they will hold up very well over the long run. Not to mention the
costs and hassle involved in buying new boots, etc.

I'd love to find a solution to this. If it really is the fact that it's
worn and won't stay in place, I might try a little epoxy in the slot
before I junk the binding.
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Old December 24th 07, 03:52 PM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
mike
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Default replacing rubber plug for Solomon Profil binding


One of the technicians said that this was a common problem with the
profil classic binding and took the opportunity to try to sell me on


That's exactly my experience. The rubber plugs in my skate bindings
-- touch wood -- have yet to fall off even though they are years older
than my classic ones. The yellow classic plugs are visibly worn down
quite a bit -- perhaps this is expected because they are made of much
softer rubber.

I don't mind replacing the rubber plug periodically. What I don't
like is that I discover that the plug is missing on the trail. I
think I'm gong to keep a spare plug in my fanny pack.

.... Mike
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Old December 24th 07, 06:31 PM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
mike
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Default replacing rubber plug for Solomon Profil binding


I'm having this problem right now with one of my bindings. The pins won't
stay seated in the slot anymore. My guess is that the slot wears and
won't hold the pin in place. I spoke to two ski technicians who said that
when it keeps popping out, the entire binding needs to be replaced.

I just came back from the ski shop. The guys are very familiar with
the problem. Instead of just selling me a replacement plug, they
further replaced the standard pin in the plug with a thicker one.

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Old December 25th 07, 12:29 PM posted to rec.skiing.nordic
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Default replacing rubber plug for Solomon Profil binding

On Dec 24, 8:37*pm, "Andrew Lee" whatsupandrewathotmaildotcom wrote:
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I just came back from the ski shop. *The guys are very familiar with
the problem. *Instead of just selling me a replacement plug, they
further replaced the standard pin in the plug with a thicker one.


I put a few wraps of clear plastic tape on the looser pins to increase the
diameter. *Always works as a permanent fix for me. *These are still my
favorite bindings.go.


I took an idea from this news group several years ago. Find a bike
spoke slightly thicker than the pin on the bumper. Snip it with somes
cutting pliers and insert. It's still holding up for me.

If you purchase the new Pilot classic boots and use it with the Profil
binding, it's neccessary to cut off two ridges on the bumber to
accomadate the new toe design. This clearly allevaites lifting the
bumber up and away like the Profil boot toe does. The Pilot pushes the
bumper down and in like a Rottefella bumper.
 




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