Hi, I was going to purchase a bag of 20 h20 bosses so I can practice brazing them on a Huffy and then add them to a Miyata and Trek I have. I was just wondering if the reinforcements are necessary or not? I might get a few for the trek because I like how they look, but the Miyata is just going to be a beater cross bike and will kind of just be my second practice bike because I don't care that much about how it looks.
I was also wondering if I could just cut my own reinforcements out of sheet metal?
I wanted to add canti bosses, but after researching it seems like that might be something to be left for the pros or further down the road..