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    CAn anyone help with the removal of canti v brake bosses?

    Having a hard time removing brake bosses on my new frame.
    I ve come pretty close to rounding them out..
    Does anyone know if there is a tool to remove them?
    If not is there some sort of cap i can thread into them
    any info would be great

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    First questions are: Are they designed to be removed? What frame?
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    well if they can come out and you stripped them your best bet i would say is some vice grips and then buy new ones if you ever need them. A quick pass with a torch could help melt the loctite too.

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    boss problems

    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    First questions are: Are they designed to be removed? What frame?
    Thanks man.. yup after talking to the company they are removable..
    Its a 2004 mountain cycle rumble
    got the liquid wrench workin for me.. they are almost stripped or rounded out still some surface to work with... they add the bosses then paint the whole frame.. bastards
    any ideas would b great

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    ahhh a blowtorch

    Quote Originally Posted by scooterman
    well if they can come out and you stripped them your best bet i would say is some vice grips and then buy new ones if you ever need them. A quick pass with a torch could help melt the loctite too.
    won't the torch ruin my perfect paint.. thats for me to wreck.lol
    do vice grips actually work or just wreck em more..
    thanks for the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by schvice
    won't the torch ruin my perfect paint.. thats for me to wreck.lol
    do vice grips actually work or just wreck em more..
    thanks for the info
    Didnt work for me. Almost completly rounded. I am just leaving them in the frame.
    Herro prease

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    thanks guys

    think im just gonna cap them off... and watch myself when im inverted on the ramps
    peace out

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    Quote Originally Posted by schvice
    won't the torch ruin my perfect paint.. thats for me to wreck.lol
    do vice grips actually work or just wreck em more..
    thanks for the info
    Mine got rounded when I tried to get them off with a wrench, but then a pair of vice grips did the trick. The loctite on the threads was tough, but it broke free eventually.

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    Anyone know anything about this tool? while were on the subject ;)

    Product: 6mm x 1.0 brake-boss/fender tap
    Manufacturer: Park Tool
    Details: TAP-9

    # High carbon, precision ground, hardened steel
    # Designed to clean-up/restore brake-boss/fender mounts
    # Can be used on steel or alloy
    # Includes Metric 6mm x 1.0 tap (Tap handle not included)
    # Recommended tap handle: GT-0164

    Not sure if it's just a tap to re-thread existing bosses... depends what park means by clean - up? anyone? anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by schvice
    Product: 6mm x 1.0 brake-boss/fender tap
    Manufacturer: Park Tool
    Details: TAP-9

    # High carbon, precision ground, hardened steel
    # Designed to clean-up/restore brake-boss/fender mounts
    # Can be used on steel or alloy
    # Includes Metric 6mm x 1.0 tap (Tap handle not included)
    # Recommended tap handle: GT-0164

    Not sure if it's just a tap to re-thread existing bosses... depends what park means by clean - up? anyone? anyone?
    p
    Just your plain ol' metric thread tap. Cuts threads in a hole or cleans up existing threads. Does not fix stripped treads.
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