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    rear brake gone, now what?

    Hey everyone, just like to start off saying thanks for the insight I've gathered from this site in doing my first fixie conversion - a very nice '84 Schwinn World Sport that was about as good as I could ask for. I would have been pretty frustrated without all the help.

    I just removed my rear brakes so now there's just the drill holes in the frame. My question is, what do you all use to plug up the holes without looking ridiculous? I've got a too long nut and bolt with washers set up now. The front brake is staying.

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    I just smear some lanolin in mine to keep the water out. I bet most people don't even bother to do that.

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    Litespeed Classic
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    peanut butter?
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    i'm so icy hot i need to put bleach on my skids to keep my underwear as fresh as my street cred.

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    just kidding, I have the same problem on my '77 Le Tour. Bump
    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    i'm so icy hot i need to put bleach on my skids to keep my underwear as fresh as my street cred.

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    If you really needed to do it, just use caulk to fill it ?

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    wrap it in electrical tape? or reflective tape? put a cool oldschool reflective light there?
    "Never argue with an idiot. He'll only bring you down to his level, then beat you with experience..."

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    put your weed in it.

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    Arrg, stick ye ole Jolly Roger into that hole.


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    a bottle opener!

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I think I will try to rig up a bottle opener through it. I'll let y'all know how it goes.

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