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    Can someone tell me what this bracket is on the fork....?

    Hi, I'm thinking of buying the bike below but I'm a bit confused by the brazed on bracket jutting out of the fork....Does anybody have any ideas? Thus far I have found nothing online.

    Any info is appreciated. Thanks.

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    Im going to guess...a light mount? Id use it for a water bottle, but thats just me.
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    That bracket is probably for a light to clamp onto.

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    It's for a bottle generator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by king of kadence View Post
    it's for a bottle generator.
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    could i easily grind it off without screwing up the fork?

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    why would you want to go and do that for?
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by marino454 View Post
    could i easily grind it off without screwing up the fork?
    Please think of the kittens.....God kills a kitten everytime a frame is hacked...




    Seriously though.....Buy a cheap replacement fork if you don't like the generator mount.
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    It would be easier, and less disruptive of the inter-stellar continuum, and cheaper to boot, to sell this to somebody who want this feature (and they are out there, cowering in the shadows) and then take the proffered frn's and exchange them for a frameset without this feature. Otherwise, you would be upsetting the universal ratio of forks with dynamo mounts to those without, something not to be t*****d with.

    In other words dude, drop the dremel tool, take three steps back, .... Nobody wants any trouble here.

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    Whoa people! Everyone needs to relax! I thought it might be a decent frame for a fixie. I just didnt want that huge chunk of metal hanging off of the front. Besides dudes, I wouldn't do it myself....

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    You have a much better than average vintage Bottecchia touring frame in nice original condition, Pilgrim. As such it's a piece of cycling history. Think of it as chopping an Aston Martin DB4 into a low rider.

    If it bothers you, put a Knog Frog on it.

    Whatever.

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    Stick a bottle generator on it and ride your fixie at night.
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    Most logical suggestion posted so far is replace the fork, and keep that one tucked away unmarred.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    why would you want to go and do that for?
    Can't tell from the picture, but is that mount original, or was it crudely added after the fact?

    If the latter, hacking it off would be a service to be rendered to restore the Botecchia to what it started as..
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    Quote Originally Posted by marino454 View Post
    could i easily grind it off without screwing up the fork?
    That depends, is your name Drew?

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    Hey Marino - if you're still here - don't take it personally. The anti-fixie chatter is always knocking at the door here in this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    Can't tell from the picture, but is that mount original, or was it crudely added after the fact?

    If the latter, hacking it off would be a service to be rendered to restore the Botecchia to what it started as..
    That would be my opinion as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marino454 View Post
    Whoa people! Everyone needs to relax! I thought it might be a decent frame for a fixie. I just didnt want that huge chunk of metal hanging off of the front. Besides dudes, I wouldn't do it myself....
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    You can now hire someone to grind pieces off your bike? What is the world coming to?
    Professional Drews? The next step will be government regulation. The State Board of Drew Regulation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacKid View Post
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    You can now hire someone to grind pieces off your bike? What is the world coming to?
    Professional Drews? The next step will be government regulation. The State Board of Drew Regulation.
    Yep, they are called frame builders.
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