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Removing "brazeons" from aluminum frame
#1
Is it safe to remove all the cable stops on an aluminum frame? Do I just grind them off and then smooth them out? I am converting a cheap roadbike I just got that is practically junk, only savable thing is the wheel set and the frame. (- a few spokes) It's one of those Target roadbikes.
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#2
If your good, and lol I am guessing your using the dremel Smile , I would not go into the actual braze itself for sake of frame stabilization and durability.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#3
yeah, I am slowly cutting them off with one of the hard sand paper wheels, it takes a while to do each one, but that way I know I'm not cutting into the frame at all.
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#4
You know I thought of saying something about a hacksaw until the other little voice told me "DUH, nice way to cut into the frame!". So I was like Nahhhhh.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#5
Oh I started with a hack saw, and as soon as I made the first few cuts I saw the angle was not going to be easy to keep it parallel. So I went to the dremel.
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#6
I smoothed them all down and sanded them. Only blemish is where I tried to hacksaw the one. Luckily it's on the underside of the frame.
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#7
I use a cutoff wheel then a sanding drum on my rotary tool. (Man, I'm seeing a pattern here with this rotary tool thing!)

Always works like a charm.

*edit* If you get the flex extension for your rotary tool, you can be MUCH more precise with whatever you're doing.
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#8
(01-16-2010, 01:44 PM)jr14 Wrote:  I use a cutoff wheel then a sanding drum on my rotary tool. (Man, I'm seeing a pattern here with this rotary tool thing!)

Always works like a charm.

*edit* If you get the flex extension for your rotary tool, you can be MUCH more precise with whatever you're doing.

The dremel has been a popular tool with me in the last week. I saw a flex extention at the store yesterday, that might not be a bad idea.
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#9
Update: Got the flex extension. It's awesome. Also I wanted note that I have been in contact with the new owner of the bike I cute the braze-on's off of and no problems as of yet. It did not seem to affect the integrity of the frame at all even after it was professionally sand blasted.
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