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Old 12-10-06, 12:27 PM   #1
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Give me some ideals

I have a few allen bolts on my frame that arent being used. They were for regular caliper brakes but I have discs so they are just sitting there looking usless. I want to attach something to them, but cant think of anything right now. i thought of maybe trying to use them for extra bottle holders on the back or some type of small cage or something. Or God forbid, a huge Flag that waves in the wind hahaha. Something small but usefull. Any ideals??
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Old 12-10-06, 01:28 PM   #2
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Perfect! It's a little bit of work but you could fabricate a nice sissy bar for your bike that you could bolt onto there. I'd think that would match your ideals.
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Here's an ideal: Be nice to other people.
Here's an idea: just take the bolts off if you don't need them and they really bug you.
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The idea of just taking them off is an ideal solution.
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Old 12-11-06, 06:02 AM   #5
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Taking the bolts off invites rust, the bolts if nothing else stop water from entering his frame. How about a nice air horn or three? Hook them all together and you can scare the hell out of anyone as you pass them.
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Even though I am agnostic, the 10 commandments are a good place to start.

Seriously, I'd just leave them there. Spare bolts if you loose another one of the same size.
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Easy, eeaaasy, RetroG.
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How about a billet titanium bracket to hold the pickup for a computer?
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You could make a custom bracket and attach your blinkie/reflector off to the left side instead of the seatpost for a different look and maybe even receive a little more passing clearance from motorists. This would leave the back of the seat open for one of those small packs if you wanted.
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If you go with horns, use electric car horns and mount both high and low tone horns rated at 130 dbls. Sounds like a car and REALLY scares the crap out of people.
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If you go with horns, use electric car horns and mount both high and low tone horns rated at 130 dbls. Sounds like a car and REALLY scares the crap out of people.
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