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suburbanbeat 11-20-13 08:24 PM

What is this mystery thing mounted on my frame?
 
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Hi all, I have an Organic Bikes Caleb bamboo road bike. I love it, but I'm a little confused as to the nature of this thing that's mounted onto my frame. It looks like a frame pump mount, but I don't think that's it. Any guesses? If I can't use it, it's coming off. Thanks!

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Nagrom_ 11-20-13 08:30 PM

It's a derailleur braze-on.

suburbanbeat 11-20-13 08:35 PM

Awesome, thanks. Plan on keeping this single speed, so I guess there's no point in leaving it on there?

Scrodzilla 11-20-13 08:57 PM

O rly? What is it "brazed" to?

Nagrom_ 11-20-13 09:16 PM

Excuse me, I forgot we're on BF and love semantics.

It's a mount for a braze-on front derailleur.

Nagrom_ 11-20-13 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by suburbanbeat (Post 16264377)
Awesome, thanks. Plan on keeping this single speed, so I guess there's no point in leaving it on there?

Keep it. Looks like simple wood screws holding it in. I wouldn't want holes in my frame.

JeremyLC 11-20-13 09:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla (Post 16264445)
O rly? What is it "brazed" to?

Well... They tried to braze bamboo. . . Once.

We must never speak of that dark day again. :(

europa 11-21-13 12:38 AM

Take it off and as sure as eggs, you'll find a need for it.

What do you like about your bamboo bike? I'm not being rude, I'm genuinely interested.

And, do you refer to Pandas as South East Asian Termites?

prooftheory 11-21-13 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ (Post 16264526)
Keep it. Looks like simple wood screws holding it in. I wouldn't want holes in my frame.

You could take it off and put the screws back in to cover the holes. My worry would be that they aren't simple wood screws but have an anchor and you could actually do some damage by trying to unscrew them.

Leukybear 11-21-13 01:38 PM

"Only in SS/FG"

europa 11-22-13 01:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Leukybear (Post 16266249)
"Only in SS/FG"

Hey, we only talk about interesting and complicated stuff here ... such as 'will my bum look big on this saddle'

Still interested in that bamboo bike though, you see too many bamboo bikes that are trying really hard to be different and alternative when it's already been proven it also makes very good 'normal' bikes.

suburbanbeat 11-25-13 08:44 AM

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Originally Posted by europa (Post 16267906)
Hey, we only talk about interesting and complicated stuff here ... such as 'will my bum look big on this saddle'

Still interested in that bamboo bike though, you see too many bamboo bikes that are trying really hard to be different and alternative when it's already been proven it also makes very good 'normal' bikes.


Hey, so there honestly isn't a whole ton of logic behind me owning a bamboo bike aside from me really liking the aesthetics. I have a few bikes mades from traditional materials and figured I'd try something new. That being said, it really is a good ride. Pretty much feels like a more forgiving aluminum frame.


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