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Old 11-08-07, 06:40 AM   #1
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Are these usually

...brazed or screwed on? I hope for the latter, so I can remove them reversibly:
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you can get downtube cable stops to cover them from loosescrews and other places. if you remove the barrel adjuster, they would not be too unsightly.

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Are you removing them to make the frame into a fixed or single speed or just to get them out of the way? If I had this come into the shop i would normally reheat the solder with a torch, but i don't recommend it here because the paint looks in extremely good condition. If your certain you will never use them again, saw or grind them off at the stop and go over them with paint or just clear coat them.
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Are you removing them to make the frame into a fixed or single speed or just to get them out of the way? If I had this come into the shop i would normally reheat the solder with a torch, but i don't recommend it here because the paint looks in extremely good condition. If your certain you will never use them again, saw or grind them off at the stop and go over them with paint or just clear coat them.
It will be a singlespeed. SO I want to get those out of the way. But if it was possible to do it reversibly, I'd have rather done it that way. I really hate these geared-bike-protuberances.

Yes, the paintjob is still quite nice. It would be a pity to torch it.
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you can get downtube cable stops to cover them from loosescrews and other places. if you remove the barrel adjuster, they would not be too unsightly.

http://www.lickbike.com/productpage....9;0588-00'

Thanks. I would take that idea into consideration for some other applications, but in this case, that would make those studs even more prominent and gnarly. (btw, "gnarly" is a nice word)
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From the pictures it' shard to tell, but see if the post have flat slots or perpendicular flat surfaces. This will give you a surface for a 10mm wrench to be used for removal. It make take some time as these post are on there pretty tight.
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Thanks. I would take that idea into consideration for some other applications, but in this case, that would make those studs even more prominent and gnarly. (btw, "gnarly" is a nice word)
Protuberances is cooler in my opinion! Get some dice, in a color to complement your theme, drill some holes in them and epoxy in some bolts that fit the threads on the those studs. Screw the dice over the studs! You could use anything to fit the theme of the bike. Skulls, whatever. Get creative.
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They are brazed on so you have 3 choices. Leave them. leave them and cover them, or remove and repaint.
The last is reversible just re-braze and repaint. It's only money right?
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They are brazed on so you have 3 choices. Leave them. leave them and cover them, or remove and repaint.
The last is reversible just re-braze and repaint. It's only money right?
#4- Buy a bike/frame that is supposed to run as fixed gear/single speed instead of destroying a nice frame by "getting rid" of the attributes that are required so it can function the way is was designed Ahhh !!! fashion.
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From the pictures it' shard to tell, but see if the post have flat slots or perpendicular flat surfaces. This will give you a surface for a 10mm wrench to be used for removal. It make take some time as these post are on there pretty tight.
Yes, they have those flat surfaces, that's why I was hoping I could have a chance at screwing them off.
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They are brazed on so you have 3 choices. Leave them. leave them and cover them, or remove and repaint.
The last is reversible just re-braze and repaint. It's only money right?
Do you have any tip on how to remove them with least damage?
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Like I mentioned try a 10mm open end wrench or try using a large adjustable.
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Like I mentioned try a 10mm open end wrench or try using a large adjustable.
Right. The wrench. I am not sure how delicate this can be, because I have no experience with removing brazed parts. Since (if I am not mistaken, which I might be, but hold your flamethrowers for a sec) brazing is done with copper (or was it bronze), which is much weaker than steel, I shouldn't need to apply too much stress - at least, in relative terms to what the frame can whistand.

Oh yeah, and then the paint. Should I cover the frame around the stud (AKA "unnecessary protuberance") tightly with some kind of tape, to keep the paint from defoliating?
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Thanks. I would take that idea into consideration for some other applications, but in this case, that would make those studs even more prominent and gnarly. (btw, "gnarly" is a nice word)

Actually after you remove the adjustment barrels it covers the studs quite nicely. I did this with my Trek 1220 that was a SS for a while, and is now back to a geared bike.
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If you try to remove the brazed-on dt stops, like vasracer suggests, you run a very strong risk of damaging the downtube. It depends on the strength of the brazing. If it were my frame, I wouldn't take the chance, I'd cover the stops as others have suggested.
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You could grind them down then repaint the raw steel.

Twisting them out seems to me like a staggeringly bad idea. Since, if you take them off, you're going to have to repaint the area anyway, just grind them down.
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Unfortunately it's not a close-up , but a pic of my covered braze-ons with the cable stops, barrels removed
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You could grind them down then repaint the raw steel.
Twisting them out seems to me like a staggeringly bad idea. Since, if you take them off, you're going to have to repaint the area anyway, just grind them down.
I was thinking exactly that. Thanks for reinforcing what I was suspecting.
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True. A real SS will have the right drop outs also.
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