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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 02-05-06, 12:47 AM   #1
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removing mark v cable guides is no small task

I decided to finally get rid of the cable guide "braze ons" on my Mark V. It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. The cable guides are actually welded on - not brazed.

It took me about 10 minutes to cut each guide off with a hacksaw. I then spent the better part of an hour filing away what remained to be flush with the tube.

Then, after sanding, cleaning, taping and priming, I hit it with 2 coats of rustoleum black gloss and then clearcoated it.

Tentatively, it looks like they were never there, so it was worth the extra effort. Even without the extra steps, it's sort of a pain in the ass. However, I no longer need to worry about them tearing a hole in my pants and my legs when I skid.
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Old 02-05-06, 12:51 AM   #2
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Pics for the effort please.
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Old 02-05-06, 12:53 AM   #3
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i actually don't have my camera, since i'm visiting my folks. i decided to do this because i had access to my dad's workshop. i snap an after picture tomorrow.
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Dude! Now you can do it to my Mark V!
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