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    what to do...

    I just picked up a raleigh technium trilite and was planing on making it a ss or fg but i was wondering if theres any thing u can do about the shifter bolt?


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    What needs done? It won't keep you from running ss or fixed.

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    If I still had those shift levers I'd put them back on my conversion with no cables that way i don't have any raw metal potentially poking my legs—also then I could spin them around and pretend to shift etc.
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    Make a little doobie holder that screws into one side, and a lighter holder that screws into the other side.
    “When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark,
    When work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having,
    Just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road,
    Without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.”
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    Or tastefully wrap a bandanna around the downtube. That will give you major street cred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pirate View Post
    Make a little doobie holder that screws into one side, and a lighter holder that screws into the other side.
    HAHAHAH

    No but seriously, you could grind them down in theory with a saw or a grinder or a file or something. Then maybe some creative patching required depending on how far you are able to grind it down and what it looks like. Maybe you should look for a different frame if it bothers you though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huerro View Post
    Or tastefully wrap a bandanna around the downtube. That will give you major street cred.
    Hmmm based on your avatar alone, I would guess that you are serious about this one and not being sarcastic.

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    lol.. i'll admit it, the first time i saw someone wrap a bandanna on their top tube i thought it was the dopest ish. i wanted to do it as well but i don't like the idea of flaunting some rag out in the open here in LA.

    to the OP, whatever you do, you should not ride your bike like that. looks like a nasty accident waiting to happen.

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    Don't cut them off. Eventually, you might want to put gears on and you will kick yourself like many-a-folk if you permanently damage your bike.

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    a friend of mine built up a raleigh technium, i cut them off for him and grinded it smooth after paint or powder you'll never know it was there, especially if you get a really fine toothed file.
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    ^^^^ do not do.
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