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    Senior Member MrCjolsen's Avatar
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    Brake bridge on an old steel frame. Do I need it? Can it be moved?

    It needs to be about 1/4" higher for tire/fender clearance on an old beater bike.

    Can it be removed if I'm building a SS with coaster brakes?

    Can it be removed and re-welded a little higher?

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    the first frame I built didn't have a brake bridge and I didn't have any problems. as long as you take you time you should have no problem moving it up a quarter inch. if it's brazed in you may be able to heat it up and knock it out. or you could cut it out and patiently grind out the remaining material and replace it with a new one. it would also be a good idea to put in a dummy axle while you're doing all this. fwiw, I use 1/2" X .035" 4130 tube for my bridges.

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    I chopped it on mine. No problems.
    mi yu mi yu

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    You might want to remove the current one and find a U shaped one. Or just move it up a bit.
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