Removing braze-ons

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Ted Bennett, Mar 10, 2003.

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  1. Ted Bennett

    Ted Bennett Guest

    Warning, this might be appalling to some of you.

    I have a nice crit frame made of Columbus SL (Stupid Light?) tubing and it has near-horizontal
    dropouts and 126 spacing. I rarely ride it anymore and I want a fixed gear bike. I figured that if
    I lopped off the derailer hanger, cable guides on the BB shell, the shifter posts and the cable
    guides, it would be more pleasing to my eye. I like the original paint and decals which are in
    good shape.

    My questions are:

    How can this be done with minimal paint damage? Careful sawing and filing? Once the frame is
    nicely shaved, how can I best apply matching nail polish so that it doesn't look like too much of
    a hack job?

    Ted Bennett Portland OR

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