Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > BMX
Reload this Page >

cutting off brake tabs

Notices
BMX Dirt, vert, flatland or street? Drop in the BMX forum to talk to other 20" riders around the world. What is the best BMX bicycle for you? Learn all about it here.

cutting off brake tabs

Old 11-05-08, 09:49 PM
  #1  
Ryan k.
Mutiny
Thread Starter
 
Ryan k.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 344

Bikes: Custom Mutiny Burlish

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
cutting off brake tabs

does anybody know what to use to cut off brake tabs
Ryan k. is offline  
Old 11-05-08, 11:13 PM
  #2  
fuzzbox
Your imaginary friend.
 
fuzzbox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Wandering aimlessly.
Posts: 2,211

Bikes: A sweet Quamen ATL custom, GT Mach 2

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
with a cutting device.
__________________

Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.
fuzzbox is offline  
Old 11-06-08, 10:10 AM
  #3  
sonic six13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 68
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
a sawzall worked when did it on my old frame.
whya re you cutting them off anyway
sonic six13 is offline  
Old 11-06-08, 10:13 AM
  #4  
roadie66
Member
 
roadie66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Vermont
Posts: 44

Bikes: 2004 specialized epic disk / 2003 Klein Q Carbon Team / 1998 JKlein Navigator Tour Bike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
dremel tool
roadie66 is offline  
Old 11-06-08, 11:31 AM
  #5  
TheBrick
Tinkerer since 1980
 
TheBrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: London
Posts: 922

Bikes: Coppi racer, Old school BMX, some random a fixed wheel convertion

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Just leave them on, you might want to run brakes in the future. If you cut them off now you will not beable to run brakes without buying a new frame.

If you're worried about weight take a **** before you go riding.
TheBrick is offline  
Old 11-06-08, 01:13 PM
  #6  
sonic six13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 68
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I cut mine because i had an older s&m stricker at the time with 990 mounts on the chain stays. it didnt do too well clearing 28T sprokets.

Brakeless is a trend, if your doing it to be cool then dont bother
sonic six13 is offline  
Old 11-06-08, 02:10 PM
  #7  
pc_1453
i bunnyhopped your mom
 
pc_1453's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: your mom's place
Posts: 162

Bikes: Mongoose Raid, 2 mole yoro's, and a Diamondback Grind

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
blowtorch
pc_1453 is offline  
Old 11-06-08, 04:59 PM
  #8  
Ryan k.
Mutiny
Thread Starter
 
Ryan k.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 344

Bikes: Custom Mutiny Burlish

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
no its just because i dont even have brakes right know and i dont like the way they look
Ryan k. is offline  
Old 11-06-08, 05:19 PM
  #9  
minichamp31
Yeah. I Race.
 
minichamp31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northeastern PA
Posts: 2,888

Bikes: Custom Race, 2007 GT Bump, 2007 Gt Powerseries Pro, Dyno VFR

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I would only cut them off if you're absolutely sure you're getting a new frame soon.
minichamp31 is offline  
Old 11-07-08, 04:55 AM
  #10  
ascend
free mallocs
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: melbourne, australia
Posts: 520
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Conversely if you're absolutely sure you're getting a new frame soon, why waste time messing around with the one you've got? Just ride dude
ascend is offline  
Old 11-07-08, 07:09 AM
  #11  
TheBrick
Tinkerer since 1980
 
TheBrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: London
Posts: 922

Bikes: Coppi racer, Old school BMX, some random a fixed wheel convertion

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Also if you are getting a new frame and want to sell the old frame, you will have cut out a large number of potential buys by removing the brake bosses, cable guide e.t.c so may have to sell t for less money.
TheBrick is offline  
Old 11-08-08, 02:48 PM
  #12  
Ryan k.
Mutiny
Thread Starter
 
Ryan k.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 344

Bikes: Custom Mutiny Burlish

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
true
Ryan k. is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.