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    Bonking ... not feelin' well removing Derailleur cable hangers

    Anyone know of a good way to remove Derailleur cable hangers? Let me tell you, using a cutting wheel is not a good way!
    I'm sure I saw this posted somewhere at one time or an other. Can't seem to find it though. Oh, well.

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    and why...

    Quote Originally Posted by bikesforpeace
    Anyone know of a good way to remove Derailleur cable hangers? Let me tell you, using a cutting wheel is not a good way!
    I'm sure I saw this posted somewhere at one time or an other. Can't seem to find it though. Oh, well.

    SCOTT
    why would you want to remove it? I had a friend who cut his off a nice Bontrager...and now regrets it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    why would you want to remove it? I had a friend who cut his off a nice Bontrager...and now regrets it.
    What I mean are the little tabs that hold the cable housings. I have no need for them since there's no more shifting and I thought it would be cool to rid of them.
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    nah

    Quote Originally Posted by bikesforpeace
    What I mean are the little tabs that hold the cable housings. I have no need for them since there's no more shifting and I thought it would be cool to rid of them.
    nah, just leave them. They're momentos of when you could shift. Makes geared riders more inquisitive as to why you opt to ride SS.

    If you have a sttel bike, ugh. But if you have an ALU frame, go for it.

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    You can use a cutoff wheel, but a Dremel will probably take a while. Find an auto body or machine shop around you with an air powered grinder with a cutoff wheel. That will take them off in no time. If course, if you have a steel frame, the frame will need to be painted, powder coated, or clear coated after you are done...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesforpeace
    Anyone know of a good way to remove Derailleur cable hangers?
    SCOTT
    If your bike is steel, they are probably silver soldered on. Take your frame to a framebuilder and (s)he can easily remove them with a torch. You were planning on repainting your frame anyway, right?

    If your bike is aluminum, let the grinding begin. Don't go too deep, she moaned.

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    low tech

    Quote Originally Posted by bikesforpeace
    What I mean are the little tabs that hold the cable housings. I have no need for them since there's no more shifting and I thought it would be cool to rid of them.


    hog them off with a hacksaw, and smooth out the weld/braze residue with a flat mill file.
    i've done it, and i'm a chimp!

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    Wasn't the lack of opposable thumbs a problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesforpeace
    Anyone know of a good way to remove Derailleur cable hangers? Let me tell you, using a cutting wheel is not a good way!
    I'm sure I saw this posted somewhere at one time or an other. Can't seem to find it though. Oh, well.

    SCOTT
    Dremel, a steady hand, patience, and some touch up paint worked for me.
    I removed the cable stops, derailleur hanger, canti brake bridge, rack and
    fender mounts.

    baker

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    shakey shakerson

    Quote Originally Posted by baker
    Dremel, a steady hand, patience, and some touch up paint worked for me.
    I removed the cable stops, derailleur hanger, canti brake bridge, rack and
    fender mounts.

    baker
    Thanks for the ideas. My frame is steel and I will be painting it assuming I don't ruin it first! I think I'd better have someone else do this. A steady hand I'am not. A friend used to call me Shakey Shakerson.

    Anyone else ride the Ironman in MN today? I should have started this little project sooner it would have been a good day for a debut.
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