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Old 05-26-06, 10:33 PM   #1
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removing water bottle mounts

hey iv got these anoying little water bottle mounts on my seat tube. there braised on in such a way as to prevent the seat from dropping more than a few inches. if i were to remove them by drilling them out, would that affect the integrity of the frame? is it a safe thing to do?
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How much of your seat post are you not using? Why not cut some of the seatpost off first?
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Old 05-26-06, 10:50 PM   #3
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I have the same problem on my bike, except the mounts seem to be removable with an allen key, I'm just gonna cut the seatpost though.
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new seatpost if worst comes to worst.
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Old 05-27-06, 03:31 PM   #5
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well iv got two posts. one for xc, and one for trials/urban. i can cut about 2 inches off my xc post before it's at the extension limit. i just wanna be able to drop the post more than 2 inches on the trail for the hair decents.
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Why not just take the bolts out and leave them out?
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Why not just take the bolts out and leave them out?
I think the OP has removed the bolts, the brazed on threaded mount is stopping his seat post. One of my bikes has the same type of mounts, but I'm more fortunate, the seat post extends way into the tube before it hits.
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Old 05-27-06, 04:54 PM   #8
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yah its the braised on part that stops it. its not a big deal because i dont stop in the middle of an xc session to ride trials very often. its just an inconviniece because the seat is way too high for tough decents.
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oh... totaly forgot about those. That does suck.
Do what the other guys say, cut down the seat post and/or drill them out. Wont mess your frame up any, just make it a weee bit lighter.

I used to drill holes in all the cable brackets that were welded on the frame just to lighten it a lil bit, plus add a little style. You should see my trial rims, totaly drilled to save weight.

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If you drilled them wouldnt they become pretty intencly weak?
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Wow did you paint those? or are they like that stock.

Very neon color, would light up nicley with a black light.
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Old 05-28-06, 02:05 AM   #12
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haha. nice literocola. are you trying to tell me u drilled those youself? i didnt know people got/made drilled front rims on a trials bike.

oh what's this i hear about your site? i'd like to see it.
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I wouldn't go drilling holes in your frame. That's dangerous. Just leave those bolts out and call 'er good.. Your bike won't break under you next you ride..
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