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Old 01-26-07, 01:39 PM   #1
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Raleigh Technium shifter bosses

Does anybody know how the downtube shifter bosses on a Technium 460 are attached?

I'm considering repainting or just stripping and polishing the aluminum and if I do that I'd like to remove the bosses. I know I could just strip the paint and look, but if they won't come off cleanly I think I'd rather leave it the way it is.
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the only way to get rid of those bosses is to grind them down. i suggest doing that too, the insides of your knees don't really like meeting those things.

This isn't me, nor did I do this good of a job on my bike, but you'll get the idea

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Old 01-26-07, 03:47 PM   #3
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just put cable stops over them
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put shifters on them and stop crying.
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put shifters on them and stop crying.
But I would lose all my emo cred if I stop crying.
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I'm too lazy to find it, but somebody post the picture of the guy with the action figure arms screwed into the shifter bosses on his frame. I forget who it is, some regular on here.
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I'm too lazy to find it, but somebody post the picture of the guy with the action figure arms screwed into the shifter bosses on his frame. I forget who it is, some regular on here.
That's an even better idea than grinding them off. I could put muscle arms on the bike, paint it green and call it Trogdor.
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i love when other people reference homestar runner.
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