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    "not enough rage" Old Breadbutt's Avatar
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    removing braze-ons with a hand held MAPP?

    I have an old steel Benotto that I want to remove the braze ons from. I'm guessing it's Columbus tubing, but not sure. it's a modelo 850 ... probably from the 70's.
    what I want to know is, can I use a simple hand held propane torch to remove them? or will I need something hotter?

    I really just want to remove the cable and shifter bosses, I don't care so much about the bottle cage nuts.

    I searched for this topic but nothing came up, thanks for any help.

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    Older I get, Better I was velonomad's Avatar
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    Mapp works fine, direct your heat on the object you want removed, when it gets red take a pair of pliers and gently pull the piece off while still applying heat. Don't quench or accelerate the cooling of the frame tube just let it cool at room temp

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    "not enough rage" Old Breadbutt's Avatar
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    thanks, appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by velonomad
    Mapp works fine, direct your heat on the object you want removed, when it gets red take a pair of pliers and gently pull the piece off while still applying heat. Don't quench or accelerate the cooling of the frame tube just let it cool at room temp
    What velonomad said.

    Do it all the time. Easy money.

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