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plugging v-brake holes

Old 09-22-08, 08:17 PM
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plugging v-brake holes

I recently had disc brakes installed on my bike (nice ti weld job by Dekerf cycles). I decided to leave the v-brake bosses on the frame, rather than have them cut off.

Now I've had some work done at a local bike store. The mechanic lost the doohickeys* that screw into the seat stay (brake) holes, and consequently I am writing to ask what I should plug the holes with.

Anyone have any advice? Cheers!

* Excuse my technical lingo
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Old 09-22-08, 08:37 PM
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Have those guys at Dekerf cut them off.. they are so ugly, and you will never need them again.
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Old 09-22-08, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by mcoine View Post
Have those guys at Dekerf cut them off.. they are so ugly, and you will never need them again.
Yeah, not a bad idea at all. However ... when they are off, do the welders plug the holes with some ti, or what? Alas, I don't know.
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dude, just check the garbages on saturday, and take the screws from any bike you find.
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Old 09-23-08, 06:24 AM
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two dabs of silicone sealant

you're done
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Put a peanut in each. Then, if you get hungry on the trail, you have a little snack.
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Old 09-23-08, 09:43 AM
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Go to your local hardware store. They have small-parts cabinets usually around the fasterner aisle. In those little pull-out drawers are soft plastic or rubber hole-plugs.
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Old 09-23-08, 01:04 PM
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Asphalt or bondo.

Or just a screw. Or a dab of grease as recommended above.
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Old 09-23-08, 01:20 PM
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Bondo would be overkill. but it would work
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Put a bullet in each. That would look hardcore.
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