Not a task for the faint hearted or inexperienced. It can be done, but only if the frame is silver brazed - and even then, it's far too easy to spoil the frame. If you choose to try it, then cut the tube near the lug and grind-out the remaining tube with cutters or stone wheels.
Originally Posted by LeakyDuck
I want to do this because one piece of tubing will look neater and more professional than splicing the tubes as in most of the sites I have looked at.
Don't thumb your nose at spliced joints. If done right, they are strong, relatively easy to do and invisible. Both tubes should be the same wall thickness and the sleeve should be thinwall chromoly (.028"-.035"). The image below shows 1-1/4" diameter tubing, and 1-1/4" diameter sleeve which has been slit about 1/4" wide to permit telescopiing into the tubes. During assembly, make sure you orientate the sleeve's slit, approximately 90 degrees from the filler access holes. Once assembled, feed Harris Safety-Silv 56, 45 or 45T into the holes. An adaquate length of straight, 1" angle iron and a couple of hose clamps can be used as a jig while you tack the pieces together.
Last edited by PaPa; 06-20-07 at 03:52 PM.