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    Removing Monocog brake studs?

    The studs and bosses appear to be one piece as there is no flat spot on the studs to remove them with a wrench. Could I just saw them off with a hacksaw and plug them with a short screw? Or should I just leave them. Sort of an eyesore. - G

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    they screw off. They should have a flat spot to attach a wrench.

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    Removing Monocog brake studs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lemonaid View Post
    they screw off. They should have a flat spot to attach a wrench.
    Not on my Monocog or most other steel frames. Non-removable unless you cut them off. No functional reason to remove them.
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    Did you just leave yours?

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    Removing Monocog brake studs?

    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanTemplar View Post
    Did you just leave yours?
    If you are asking me, yes. I put the rim brakes back on when I sold the bike.
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    Yeah, I was asking you.

    I was hoping that someone had luck removing them in a clean and easy way. Guess it may not be worth it though...

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    Yeah, I know that it's been done. I've seen some photos of some pretty botched looking jobs as well. I'm not so concerned about them that I'm going to have the frame powdercoated though like that guy did. I thought that maybe I could just saw them off and fill the holes with some screws and that it would look clean and professional in 5 minutes of work and the cost of 4 screws.

    What would also be cool is if there were some little decorative covers that fit over the bosses like little gargoyles or eagle heads or something.

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