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    removing cable stays

    I am wondering about cutting(?) off some cable stays, will it compromise the integrity of the frame? I have the frame stripped of paint and the stays are on the underside of my top tube, they look to be braized on, I think. Does anyone have any suggestions for removal? Thanks. Is this the correct place to be asking this? As you can see I am new to the forum and unfamiliar with standard operating procedure.

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    no, in addition i got mine off with a hammer and chisel and filed them clean. other method is hacksaw and file
    Last edited by Sledbikes; 08-17-08 at 09:57 AM.
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    You don't need to take them off. All you need top do is cover them with Bondo.
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    4" grinder and file.
    Didn't hurt my fixey when I removed them---derailer hanger too.Makes a much nicer cleaner look to your bike.---sam

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    if they are brazed on you can use a torch and heat up the braze and just pop em off too
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    DO NOT grab with vise-grips and rock off!

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