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Old 11-27-09, 08:50 AM
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Hide the braze-ons...

When building a Single Speed with shifter braze-on there is always the problem of how to make them look OK. Put another way, to not stand out and perhaps even blend is a wee bit. A quick and incredibly easy fix is to simply install valve caps.

Put a bit of dish soap onto the braze-on or valve cap and tap it into place - gently - with a hammer. Takes about sixty seconds for both sides. And, at least, it looks better than the braze-ons left unadorned.





And, for what this next useless piece of trivia is worth, I tell people who ask that they are the remote control volume and channel changers for my IPOD.
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Old 11-27-09, 09:11 AM
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I tell people who ask that they are the remote control volume and channel changers for my IPOD.
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Old 11-27-09, 09:39 AM
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For those frames where silver looks better, I've used STI cable stops with the barrel adjusters removed.
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I can just envision the entire valve cap selection from Auto Zone...dice, skulls, many colors, maybe a troll head or two...

The best I ever saw were one's shaped like boobs. Why someone would put them on a bike or a car, I'm not sure I want to know.
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problem solvers covers

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...s.php?id=31010
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Old 11-27-09, 01:43 PM
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some people are just into boobs...
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Old 11-27-09, 02:25 PM
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I've found a hacksaw and file works much better.
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I've found a hacksaw and file works much better.
... or a torch, for a lovely paint patina.

I am glad some folks have the sense not to do anything irreversible to a good classic frame, in the likely event that either the current owner or some future owner will appreciate the versatility, practicality, and fun of gears.
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Neat solution!
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Might as well match the metallic blue frame.
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