Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: I've just moved to Sioux Center Iowa about an hour South of Sioux Falls South Dakota.
Bikes: Currently just an old GT Tequesta MTB, but just rebuilt from the ground up as a single speed and love it! Next project is a road fixie, looking for a donor....
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This is a simple question (I hope). First, I'm not a framebuilde (whish I could be) so bear with me. I have an older GT mountain bike that I've rebuilt into an very nice single speed as my main ride and really enjoy it. It has a U-brake at the rear that I dislike and wish I had cantilevers. Obviously I'd need catilever studs brazed-on and would need to carefully grind off the old U-brake studs. I live in the middle of nowhere (but a nice nowhere) in Iowa and have zero resources for such a thing. There are pleanty of welding and machine shops here that mostly make or fix farm equipment. So, is it possible for a farm town mechanis to safetly braze these to my frame without destroying my favorite bike.
Also, am I crazy for even wanting to do this?
Thanks in advance...I love this forum!