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Old 08-17-08, 06:54 AM
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removing cable stays

I am wondering about cutting(?) off some cable stays, will it compromise the integrity of the frame? I have the frame stripped of paint and the stays are on the underside of my top tube, they look to be braized on, I think. Does anyone have any suggestions for removal? Thanks. Is this the correct place to be asking this? As you can see I am new to the forum and unfamiliar with standard operating procedure.
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Old 08-17-08, 09:44 AM
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no, in addition i got mine off with a hammer and chisel and filed them clean. other method is hacksaw and file

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Old 08-17-08, 12:18 PM
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You don't need to take them off. All you need top do is cover them with Bondo.
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Old 08-17-08, 06:15 PM
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4" grinder and file.
Didn't hurt my fixey when I removed them---derailer hanger too.Makes a much nicer cleaner look to your bike.---sam
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Old 08-17-08, 10:36 PM
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if they are brazed on you can use a torch and heat up the braze and just pop em off too
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Old 08-18-08, 12:07 PM
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DO NOT grab with vise-grips and rock off!
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